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JPMorgan Chase Moves a Step Closer to Launching a Digital Consumer Bank in the UK

New York-based JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) , the world’s sixth-largest bank with over $2.6 trillion in assets, has moved a step closer to introducing a wide range of personal banking products in the United Kingdom. The move would be similar to what Goldman Sachs has done… Read More

UK-based Fintech Cashplus Is Updating its Mobile App with New Spend Tracking Option Offered by Google Maps

UK-based Fintech Cashplus is updating its mobile-based app with the spend tracking option offered by Google Maps, the company’s management confirmed on February 20, 2020. The Spending Insights feature uses data obtained from Google Maps to identify where and the exact time when a payment… Read More

UK “Socially-Focused” Fintech Wollit Secures Investment From Anthemis & BBVA

Wollit, a UK-based “socially-focused” fintech startup, announced on Thursday it received an investment from venture capital firm Anthemis and banking giant BBVA’s venture creation partnership. Founded in 2017, Wollit claims to be a financial stability network that is giving “peace of mind” to people in… Read More

Update: Vegan Delivery allplants’ Seedrs Round Surpasses 3 Million in Funding Raised

allplants, a “vegan delivery company,” has successfully secured more than 3 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched earlier this month, and quickly raised £2 million in just 48 hours. Founded in 2016, allplants describes itself as an award-winning… Read More

Fintech LendInvest Funds £12 Million Property Development

LendInvest, a property finance platform, has funded a £12 million loan for a development by a repeat LendInvest borrower. LendInvest reports that the loan was funded in under 8 weeks. The borrower first became a client of LendInvest in 2017 and has now completed a… Read More

Banking Challengers Attracted Record Levels of Investments Last Year: Report

Digital Banking Banking challengers have been introducing innovative financial products in order to compete with traditional banks. Challenger or neobanks attracted $5.2 billion in funding last year, which is more than triple of what they received back in 2018 ($1.6 billion). Italy-based Nexi, a digital… Read More

SoftBank to Invest $100 Million, through its Second Vision Fund, into UK-based AI Firm Behavox

SoftBank, a Japan-based global conglomerate holding firm with more than $283 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to invest $100 million, through its second Vision Fund, into Behavox, a UK-based company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor workers’ behavior at financial services firms. SoftBank’s management… Read More

UK-Based Marine & Automotive Insurtech Concirrus Secures $20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By AlbionVC

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UK-based marine and automotive insurtech, Concirrus, announced earlier this week it secured $20 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by AlbionVC with participation from current investors IQ Capital, EOS Venture Partners, and several angel investors. Founded in 2012, Concirrus’ Quest platform provides behavioral data and… Read More

Overfunding: HubrisOne’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses £900,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Seedrs

HubrisOne, Fintech in the digital asset sector, has successfully secured its latest equity crowdfunding campaign’s £900,000 funding target during the final days on Seedrs. The funding round was launched in December and is currently offering 9.99% in equity at an £8,108,379 pre-money valuation. Founded in… Read More

TotallyMoney Milestone: Signs Up Three Million Customers in Less Than Three Years

TotallyMoney, a UK-based fintech firm that helps its clients make better financial decisions by putting them right at the center of their credit data, announced on Wednesday it has signed up its three millionth customer since its launch in 2017. This news comes just a… Read More

Digital Bank Varo Money’s Users to Get Direct Access to Fintech WorldRemit’s Global Money Transfer Services via the Varo App

WorldRemit, a cross-border funds transfer company, revealed on February 19 that it has teamed up with Varo Money, an established Fintech firm focused on providing digital banking services in the US.  According to a press release, the partnership between the two companies will give Varo… Read More

UK-based Fintech Axept Introduces Strong Customer Authentication Compliant Payment Method, Uses Contactless Payments Cards for E-Commerce Transactions

UK-based Fintech company Axept has unveiled a Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliant payment method, which uses contactless payments cards for settling e-commerce transactions. Axept’s new solution does not require users to type in their card details, usernames, passwords or sign up while purchasing items. If… Read More

Bitcoin Exchange Coinfloor Targets Retail Consumers in Push to Promote Crypto to Wider Audience

Coinfloor, the “UK’s longest-running Bitcoin exchange,” is targeting retail customers with a new push into consumer-focused trading and investing. In a release, the company said it wanted to make “Bitcoin buying boring” and banish the “Coin BS”. Coinfloor added that it will launch a range… Read More

Standard Chartered Appoints Former Ripple Exec Kahina van Dyke As New Global Head of Digital Channels & Client Data Analytics

Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Kahina van Dyke as its new Global Head of Digital Channels and Client Data Analytics. According to Standard Chartered, Kahina joins from Ripple where… Read More

Freelancer Association IPSE Announces New Partnership With Digital Banking Group Starling Bank

IPSE, an association for contractors, consultants, interims, freelancers and the self-employed, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with UK digital banking group Starling Bank.  Through the collaboration, Starling Bank and IPSE will help freelancers insulate themselves against problems linked to uncertain cash… Read More

Monzo Turns Five & Celebrates By Looking Back at Previous Success

UK-based challenger bank Monzo is celebrating its fifth birthday!  Founded in 2015, Monzo stated it is building a new kind of bank that lives on smartphones and is built for its users “live today” by solving their problems, treating them fairly, and being completely transparent…. Read More

Rapyd Announces Fintech Partnership With Visa

Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, announced on Tuesday it has signed a new agreement with Visa (NYSE: V) to help expand its worldwide business operations. Through the partnership, Rapyd will collaborate with Visa to offer fintech and payment services, in which… Read More

CMA Says Bottomline’s purchase of Experian Payments Gateway Does Not Raise Competition Concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a statement on Bottomline Technology’s purchase of the Experian Payments Gateway (EPG) business from Experian Limited. The purchased platform allows customers of Bottomline and EPG to make payments via the Bacs and Faster Payments Direct Corporate Access systems…. Read More

Deloitte Becomes Exclusive Legal and Professional Services Partner of “Deep Tech” Phd Entrepreneurship Program Conception X

Laura Bygrave, the innovation and ventures lead at Deloitte Legal, confirmed on February 17 that the Big Four auditing firm’s legal division became the “exclusive” legal and professional services partner of “deep tech” Ph.D. entrepreneurship program Conception X. Bygrave, a former assistant director at Ernst… Read More

UK-based TALL Group of Companies, a Digital Payments Service Provider, to Work with Major Banks to Prevent Cheque-related Fraud

TALL Group of Companies, an established provider of secure digital and paper payment solutions and services, is working with several major banks in order to protect users from cheque-related frauds. The UK-headquartered company is teaming up with several large and small lending firms that will… Read More

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