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As Lockdown Eases, LendInvest Loosens Bridge Finance Lending

LendInvest, a top Fintech providing property finance in the UK, has updated its bridge financing product suite with higher LTVs [loan to value] of up to 75% as the UK’s national lockdown eases.  In a release, LendInvest said residential bridging rates are starting at 0.55%… Read More

UK Digital Asset Solution BeQuant Teams Up With OKEx to Launch Prime Brokerage Platform

BeQuant, a UK-based retail and institutional multi-exchange trading platform, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with cryptocurrency platform to launch its prime brokerage platform. Founded in 2007, BeQuant reported that its products include prime brokerage, custody, fund administration enhanced by an institutional trading… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on COVID-19 Impact, Hires More Collections Employees, Strikes Positive Note

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) Global Chief Risk Officer Jerome Le Luel has posted on update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on platform operations. Le Luel said that while the full economic impact of the virus remains unknown and it is too early to predict… Read More

Cheers: West Berkshire Brewery Returns to Seedrs With £750,000 Funding Target

Less than four years after raising £1,765,482 through its widely popular Seedrs campaign, UK-based West Berkshire Brewery has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform with a mission to raise a minimum £750,000 in funding. The brewery is now offering 9.35% in equity, at a £7,271,000… Read More

Fintech: Redefining Responsible Business Practice in Payments

The last few years have seen a revolution in how business thinks about itself. A business doesn’t just serve its shareholders, it serves a community. It has responsibilities to its employees and its customers but also its suppliers and even the environment. Recent events have… Read More

Traditional Banks and Digital Challengers are Doing a “Horrendous” Job when Processing International Payments: Report

Digital or neobanks are increasingly being used by consumers of all age groups for managing finances, and completing transactions. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic problems, digital bank Starling Bank recently secured £40 million in capital. Challenger banks aim to offer better services compared… Read More

Update: True Royalty Television’s Crowdcube Round Raises More Than £2 Million

UK-based television network brand True Royalty Television has raised more than £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round launched earlier this month and quickly surpassed its initial £1 million funding target. It has attracted over 330 Crowdcube investors. As previously… Read More

Overfunding: Renewable Energy Platform Ripple Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Less than one year after raising £859,787 on Seedrs, UK-based renewable energy platform Ripple has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £250,000 funding target. As previously reported, Ripple was founded in 2017 and its vision is to create a renewable… Read More

London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has teamed up with the San Francisco-headquartered Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). According to a release, SatoshiPay has received a $550,000 investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund. The funds will be used to… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Australian Dollar (AUD) Direct Debits, Introduces “Pay with TransferWise” with Xero

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently allowed users to set up direct debits in Australian dollars (AUD), in order to settle bills and pay for subscriptions across Australia – which can now be done directly from users’ TransferWise accounts. As confirmed by the money transfer service provider,… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender RateSetter’s Chief Credit Officer, Michael Hoare, Explains how the Platform’s Provision Fund Aims to Buffer Against Credit Losses

UK-based RateSetter, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, notes that its Provision Fund has been designed to assist investors with managing credit risk and to simplify the investment process. As explained by Jonathan Hodge, the chief operating officer at RateSetter, the Provision Fund aims to… Read More

CoinShares Introduces the First Gold and Crypto Asset Index on Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Aims to Create “Investable” Benchmark Products

CoinShares, a crypto asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors, has launched the CoinShares Gold and Crypto assets Index (CGCI). The CGCI is reportedly the first EU Benchmark Regulations (EU BMR) compliant index for the digital asset sector that combines… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Tezos (XTZ) Staking to Earn Rewards by Passively Holding Crypto on the Exchange in the UK, certain EU Countries

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is focused on providing more ways for users to earn financial rewards by simply holding digital assets. Coinbase recently introduced Tezos (XTZ) staking rewards for its US-based customers. The exchange will now be offering this option to its UK clients… Read More

Standard Chartered Completes First Impact-Focused Subscription Finance Facility

  Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced earlier this week it completed its first-ever sustainable use of proceeds subscription finance facility. According to Standard Chartered, funds will be drawn by the manager and will be… Read More

Overfunding: Independent Fashion Retailers Marketplace Atterley.com Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Atterley.com, a UK-based marketplace for independent fashion retailers, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. As previously reported, Atterley.com’s mission is to bring together discerning fashion consumers, and the inventory fo the “best” boutiques and independents around… Read More

Starling Bank Raises £40 Million From Existing Investors, Total Raised for the Year Stands at £100 Million

Digital bank Starling bank has raised £40 million from existing investors according to a note from the Fintech. Starling said the funding was led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. Anne Boden, founder and chief executive of Starling Bank, commented on the news: “This… Read More

Invoice Insurance Provider Nimbla Partners Wiserfunding, a Credit Risk Assessment Platform, to Enhance Business Operations

Nimbla, an invoice insurance provider, has partnered with Wiserfunding, a credit risk assessment platform that uses AI tools to evaluate business risk profiles. Nimbla and Wiserfunding have teamed up after the launch of a Fintech taskforce by industry trade body, Innovate Finance, in March 2020…. Read More

P2P Lender Archover to Begin Offering New Secured Lending Again, According to Charlotte Marsh, MD at ArchOver

Charlotte Marsh, managing director at ArchOver, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform supporting SMEs business borrowing, has argued that the COVID-19 outbreak can be viewed as a key opportunity for P2P lenders to provide long-term funding to businesses struggling to cope with the economic challenges created… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing £490,408 through its previous Seedrs campaign, female empowerment brand Killing Kittens has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £250,000 in funding. As previously reported, Killing Kittens claims it has grown to become one of the… Read More

AI Firm Konduit Spins Off from Skymind Global Ventures

Skymind Global Ventures (SGV), the venture arm of Skymind, has announced its first spin-off – Konduit.  According to the company, Konduit offers a portfolio of open source tools that support machine learning practitioners. The company’s goal is to bridge the gap between research and enterprise… Read More

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