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Negative Sentiment Continues to “Plague” Digital Assets, but Multi-Asset Is “Bucking the Trend,” CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (July 26) that for the week ending July 26,… Read More

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to Use Mastercard Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution to Launch PayFrom Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will be utilizing Mastercard’s Open Banking merchant payment solution to launch PayFrom Bank. The solution allows people to carry out online payments directly from their bank accounts, giving customers more choice over “how they pay” while providing merchants with “instant settlement… Read More

Assetz Capital Says it’s Focused on Improving Lending Criteria based on Changing Costs of Building Projects

The team at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, says it’s no secret that there’s been an “unprecedented construction material shortage this year,” in the United Kingdom and few would have “forecast the near-perfect storm that has swept through the sector.” The… Read More

UK Digital Bank Starling Acquires Buy-to-Let Specialist Mortgage Lender, Fleet Mortgages

UK-based digital bank Starling has confirmed the acquisition of specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Fleet Mortgages as part of a £50 million cash and share deal. Fleet Mortgages, based in Hampshire, focuses on offering mortgages to professional and semi-professional buy-to-let landlords, “only via mortgage adviser distribution… Read More

New UK Innovation Strategy to Cement the Nation’s Position as a Leader in Science, Research, Innovation: Report

Updated plans to put the United Kingdom at the front of the global innovation race have been shared by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the UK Research and Innovation unit as well as other organizations and individuals. Released on July 22, 2021,… Read More

Digital Bank Zopa Is Reportedly Planning to Raise £100M at £500M+ Post-Money Valuation IPO, with JPMorgan Advising

Digital bank Zopa will be working with JPMorgan which will serve as an advisor on a £100 million funding round. This, according to a report from Sky News, which noted that investors who have been approached regarding the investment round have been considering a £500… Read More

UK Coalition for a Digital Economy Publishes Paper on Regulating Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL): Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), an organization created to promote the UK as the top European startup ecosystem, has published a paper on the fast-growing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector of Fintech. Entitled Regulate Credit Now, Reform it Later, Coadec says the credit… Read More

Digital Bank Starling CEO Anne Boden Says They’re Pulling Away from the Fintech Pack, Firm Reports Profitability, Growing Responsibly

UK’s Starling Bank recently shared its trading update for the quarter to 30 June 2021 and its report and “accounts for the period ending 31 March 2021.” The results, released by Starling on July 22, 2021, demonstrate “strong and responsible growth, continued profitability and a… Read More

Atom Bank Exec Explains How They’re Not Your Typical Bank, After Fintech Exceeds £3B in Residential Mortgage Lending

Earlier this month, the team at Atom Bank reported reaching a key milestone: £3 billion in residential mortgage lending. Hitting this number “represents an important step for our bank, and gives us a real sense of progress as we continue helping more to buy, move,… Read More

Overfunding: Checkout Automation Fintech Magnetto Secures Nearly £180K via Crowdcube from 157 Investors

The team at Magnetto, which aims to challenge the traditional retail model by automating the checkout process, has raised £179,651 of its £150,000 target from 157 investors via Crowdcube. Magnetto reports a £2,367,720 pre-money valuation, a 7.05% equity, and a £0.90 share price. The company… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

CoinBurp and Launch of $Burp Token Receives Consumer Warning from UK FCA

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning regarding CoinBurp and the pending issuance of the $Burp Token. CoinBurp states that it currently operates a CeFi platform, but they are developing an ETH-based DeFi wallet. While the name alone may cause some potential… Read More

Real Estate Report: Northern Ireland was Best-Performing UK Region, with Scotland, West Midlands Housing Prices Also Rising

According to the Nationwide House Price Index in the UK, the price of the average house in the country surged by 13.4% YoY in June 2021, which is the largest increase seen in more than 17 years – since November 2004, the Blend Network team… Read More

UK based PensionBee, an Online Pension Provider, Reports Doubling Assets Under Administration to £2B

UK’s PensionBee (LON: PBEE), an online pension provider, recently revealed that its assets under administration have now more than doubled during the past year. Today we’re delighted to announce that we now administer £2bn of pension savings on behalf of our customers 🎉🎊✨ pic.twitter.com/qhl4cSiISZ —… Read More

CrowdProperty Easily Tops £800K on Seedrs in Crowdfunding Round

CrowdProperty, a leading UK-based property investment platform, looks like it may double its targeted raise on Seedrs. With a couple of weeks left on the securities offering, CrowdProperty has raised over £1.4 million on a funding goal of £800,000. According to the offering page, CrowdProperty… Read More

Revolut Standard Plans Gain Interest Bearing Savings

Neo-bank Revolut has announced the launch of daily interest savings vaults for UK customers on the standard plan. Starting today, customers with a Revolut standard plan can begin to earn 0.15% daily interest on the funds in their GBP vaults. Revolut Savings Vaults are said… Read More

Global Reinsurance Firm PartnerRe Adopts Digital Solution from iPipeline to Expand International Protection Portfolio

iPipeline, a provider of low code / no code content-enabled digital solutions and services to the financial services sector, reveals that global reinsurance company, PartnerRe, has decided to adopt the iPipeline’s SSG Digital® Platform in order to expand its international protection portfolio. As mentioned in… Read More

UK Based BNPL Zilch Raises Additional $110 Million

Zilch, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform has raised an additional $110 million in both debt and equity capital as part of an extended Series B funding round. In total, the London-based Fintech has raised $200 million making it one of the largest European… Read More

Prodigy Finance Issues $288M Student Loan ABS

UK-based post-graduate education lender Prodigy Finance has issued a $288 million student loan asset-backed securitization backed by $304 million of loans from its own portfolio. The issuance was rated Aa3 by Moody’s and A+ by Kroll for its $227 million of senior tranche notes Using… Read More

UK Natwest is Next to Block Binance

Natwest is the next shoe to drop in the ongoing purge of transfers to Binance, according to a report by Yahoo. Recently, Santander and Barclays issued statements that they would no longer facilitate transfers from UK customers to the Binance platform. This all stems from a… Read More

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