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Edinburgh Fintech Aveni Acquires Investment to Support AI and Natural Language Processing Platform for Business Speech Analytics

Scottish Fintech firm Aveni has acquired a £1.1 million investment in order to establish an AI platform which is focused on supporting speech analytics for modern businesses. Aveni Detect reportedly uses the latest artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) technologies in order to fully… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how their Secondary Market Is Designed to Help Investors

The team at UK-based peer-to-peer lender Blend Network notes that many investors on their platform will know or are aware that they have a secondary market feature that lets lenders sell their loan parts “prior to the loan maturity.” The Blend Network team recently answered… Read More

Dutch Banking Challenger Bunq to Acquire €160M in Capital at €1.65B Valuation, Deal Includes SME Lending Platform Purchase

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly committed to a €160 million round at a €1.65 billion valuation. Bunq will also be acquiring a small business lender as part of the transaction. Bunq’s latest investment round was joined by an unnamed UK-based private equity company. As… Read More

Fintech Shrap, Provider of Change Card and App for Replacing Coins, Launches Pilots in the UK

A newly launched change card and app developed to replace coins by Fintech firm Shrap has introduced its pilot program – with the first two testing initiatives currently underway in Rochford in Essex and Denny in Scotland as part of the United Kingdom’s Community Access… Read More

Overfunding: Digital Investment Platform Clim8 Secures £1.6M+ from 885 Investors via Crowdcube

Clim8, a digital investment platform that’s focused on a firm having a “positive impact” on climate change, has raised £1,630,460 from 885 investors via Crowdcube, at the time of writing. There are now 21 days remaining for this offer with the platform already surpassing its… Read More

Financial Software Provider Kynetix Introduces Cloud based Solution to Support Reconciliation of Listed Derivatives

Financial software provider Kynetix has introduced a Cloud-powered solution to assist FCMs and brokers with addressing the challenges in reconciling listed derivatives. As noted by the company’s management: “For over 20 years, Kynetix has been forefront of building trust in the physical economy. Recognized as… Read More

Remittance and Wallet App SendSpend Acquires E-Money Institution License from UK’s FCA

SendSpend, the remittance and wallet app, reveals that it has acquired the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company will now be able to issue digital money and offer cross-border remittance services from its UK head offices. SendSpend… Read More

UK Fintech Glint Pay, which Aims to Make Gold Alternative Global Currency, Secures £2.2M+ via Seedrs

Glint Pay Inc., a subsidiary of the UK-based Fintech company that makes gold an alternative global currency by enabling its clients to buy, sell, save and spend their physical gold instantly through the Glint Debit Mastercard and Glint App, has secured 111% of its equity crowdfunding… Read More

UK-based BaaS Fintech 10x Future Technologies Finalizes Oversubscribed $187M Round led by BlackRock, Others

London-based 10x Future Technologies, a Cloud banking solution provider, has finalized an oversubscribed $187 million Series C round. The company states: “10x Future Technologies is … focused on transforming banking to be 10x better for customers, banks and society. The group has developed its own… Read More

Nutmeg Delivers Returns to Crowdfunding Investors, Industry Needs More News Like This

Yesterday it was reported that Nutmeg, a digital investment manager operating in the UK, had been acquired by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). The Fintech had already partnered with the bank and JPM apparently decided to utilize Nutmeg’s tech as a step to launch a digital-only bank,… Read More

London based Open Payments Fintech Volt Secures $23.5M via Series A led by EQT Ventures

London-headquartered Volt, an open payments gateway provider, has secured $23.5 million in capital through a Series A round that was led by EQT Ventures. Augmentum Fintech, Fuel Ventures, and angel investors including Adyen co-founder Robert Kraal and FIS non-executive director Gabriel de Montessus took part… Read More

Fintech VALK, which Offers Corda based Digital Transaction Platform, Secures Place in UK FCA Regulatory Sandbox

UK-based VALK, the end-to-end digital transaction solution for private markets developed on Corda, has managed to secure a place in the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox. Established in 2016, the FCA regulatory sandbox is being offered to assist the financial services sector and… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend, the Card-to-Card Pioneer, Introduces New Digital Money App

UK’s Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and global payments platform, has introduced Paysend 4.0, which is described as a new digital money app designed to manage all payments requirements from a single location. As noted in the announcement, the latest version offers global transfers, a multicurrency… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Shares how they Helped Bantham Technologies Access Affordable Financing

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that at their company, the whole team connects every week for their (presently virtual) Townhall. But now that COVID-related restrictions are gradually easing and businesses can “take stock” of this past year,… Read More

Crowdfunded Fintech Nutmeg Acquired by JP Morgan, Will Compliment Launch of JPM – Chase Digital Bank

Earlier today in a blog post, Robo-advisor Nutmeg announced that it was being acquired by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). Nutmeg has emerged as the leading digital wealth manager in the UK with over 140,000 customers enabling smaller investors a sophisticated portfolio of investment options including ISAs,… Read More

UK’s Investment Platform easyMoney Explains Differences between IFISA and P2P Lending Options

UK’s easyMoney, the investment platform from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands that claims that it has “never lost a penny on its loans,” notes that sometimes, the world of finance can appear to be quite complicated. In their opinion, this can also be… Read More

Digital Banking: UK Fintech Revolut Is Now Offering “Smarter” Invoices, Improved Expense Management Features

Digital bank Revolut has shared the latest updates on its platform for June. The Revolut team writes in a blog post that the world is now beginning to open up “a bit more” and they’re hoping that (if you can) you’re enjoying (somewhat of) a… Read More

Zopa Partners with CreditLadder to Help Renters Improve Borrowing Score

Digital bank Zopa has partnered with CreditLadder to help renters improve their credit score thus increasing their eligibility for a Zopa loan. Zopa notes that the integration was accomplished using open banking technology. As renters do not have monthly rental payments added to their credit… Read More

Nasdaq listed Diginex, a Digital Asset Financial Services Firm, to Unify Business Under EQONEX Brand

Diginex Limited (Nasdaq: EQOS), the digital asset financial services firm, has revealed that it’s unifying its businesses under the EQONEX brand. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the rebrand aims to bring together under the EQONEX Group brand, its virtual currency exchange, custody… Read More

Digital Financial Advisor Fintuity Announces $3 Million in Funding

Fintuity, an FCA-regulated digital financial advisor, has announced $3 million in funding that has been raised from both individual and institutional investors during the past year, according to a post by the company. The funding will be utilized to further develop its tech stack and… Read More

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