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UK Fintech Nutmeg Teams Up With JP Morgan Asset Management to Launch Smart Alpha Portfolios

UK-based fintech firm Nutmeg announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with JP Morgan Asset Management to launch Smart Alpha portfolios. Nutmeg reported that Smart Alpha portfolios are underpinned by it and J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s shared commitment to sustainable investing.  “Today, Nutmeg and J.P. Morgan Asset Management have joined forces to create a… Read More

PayPal Ventures Backs Payments Fintech Modulr with £9 Million Investment

Payments as a Service Fintech Modulr has received a £9 million investment from PayPal Ventures to develop additional products and expand its customer base. Modulr is a Fintech service that integrates into any product or system. Users may automate payment flows, embed payments into their… Read More

Lisa Nowell, the Chief Risk Officer at UK Digital Bank Monzo, Leaves Company for New Role at Ashman Finance

After joining digital bank Monzo only about a year ago, the Fintech firm’s first Chief Risk Officer, Lisa Nowell, has decided to leave her position to pursue a new role at Ashman Finance, an SME-focused lender. Nowell has previously served as Chief Risk Officer at… Read More

E-Money Institution Ziglu Celebrates Mastercard Debit Card launch By Announcing Christmas Charity Campaign

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu is celebrating its Mastercard debit card launch by announced its Christmas Charity Campaign. The company reported it is planning to donate the price of a meal to Fareshare every time a customer uses their card for their supermarket shop online and… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Adds Google Pay in 10 New Markets

Digital bank Revolut has announced the launch of Google Pay for customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania. The Fintech claims to be one of the first financial services firms to offer Google Pay as a service within their… Read More

Proptech Platform Goodlord Partners with Open Banking Firm Credit Kudos

Goodlord, a Proptech that digitizes property management – and more, has partnered with credit reference agency and Open Banking provider, Credit Kudos, to improve the rental process for agents, landlords and tenants by allowing more accurate assessments of a tenant’s financial situation. According to a… Read More

Savings App Chip Gets Ready to Introduce Investment Products in 2021

Simon Rabin, Founder and CEO at London-based Chip, a financial services firm that automatically stashes away what consumers can afford so they can “spend it on things that really matter,” notes that there may be a potential opportunity to enter the wealth-building space. Rabin’s recent… Read More

Digital Property Finance Platform Landbay Joins Network Panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK

Landbay, a digital buy-to-let finance platform, has reportedly joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK) so that its members are able to gain access to the lender’s buy-to-let products and services. CFBUK is recognized as a leading “whole of market” commercial finance… Read More

Global ID Verification Firm Onfido to Help E-Scooter Provider Voi with Verifying Customers’ Documents

Onfido, a global ID verification solution provider, will be working with Voi, an e-scooter rental operator The UK has opened up to e-scooters and companies like Voi have been running trial rental services in the West Midlands, Cambridge, Northampton, Liverpool, Bath, and Bristol areas. Voi… Read More

FTSE Russell Launches Digital Asset Reference Price FTSE DAR

FTSE Russell has launched an hourly reference price for digital asset market performance. The product has been created in partnership with Digital Asset Research (DAR), a provider of institutional-grade digital asset research and data. The launch is being described as a step forward in meeting… Read More

UK Fintech Collection Pot Announces Expansion into Ireland

UK-based group collects platform Collection Pot announced on Monday it has expanded its services into Ireland. Founded in 2014, Collection Pot offers a personalized way to collect money for any occasion or charity. “Personalise your collection by adding an image, share the reason for your… Read More

Revolut Says UK Businesses May Now Accept Payments Directly Online

Revolut business accounts may now accept card payments online and get access to funds quickly, according to a release from the digital bank. The Fintech stated that business owners may do business like a local and benefit from very competitive foreign exchange (FX) rates. Revolut… Read More

UK Banking as a Service Provider Griffin Secures £6.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By EQT Ventures

Griffin, a UK-based banking as a service (BaaS) provider, announced on Monday it secured £6.5 million through its latest investment round led by EQT Ventures with participation  Seedcamp, Tribe Capital, Paul Forster (co-founder Indeed.com), Matt Robinson (co-founder Go-Cardless/Nested), and Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas (Partner at Index Ventures, former… Read More

Atherton Bikes Raises More Than £1.1 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

  Atherton Bikes, a UK-based mountain biking brand, has raised more than £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round made its debut recently and quickly secured its initial £600,000 funding target. Founded by Dan, Gee, and Rachel Atherton, Atherton Bikes… Read More

Digital Platform Solution Fortu Wealth Quickly Surpasses £230,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Fortu Wealth, a UK-based digital platform solution designed for wealthy individuals and their businesses, has quickly secured its initial £230,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round recently launched and has already attracted 255 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2019, Fortu describes itself… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Requests Clients to Commit £100 Million so it Can Offer Fossil Fuel Free Investment Plan

UK-based PensionBee, an online pensions provider, is reportedly planning to introduce a fossil-fuel-free investment option for its customers. The new investment plan may be suitable for clients who would prefer to exclude coal, oil, gas, tobacco, and arms manufacturers from their investment portfolios. PensionBee’s latest… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lender JustUs to Begin Providing P2P Owner-Occupied Residential Mortgages in 2021

Lee Birkett, Founder at UK-based JustUs, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, has stated that the platform will begin providing P2P owner-occupied residential mortgages (starting in 2021). These mortgages will be available either with or without an exemption from the UK government. Birkett noted that… Read More

UK Fintech Nuggets Partners LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Support Implementation of Digital Identity Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and UK-based Fintech firm Nuggets will be working together to support the implementation of self-sovereign digital identity (SSI) solutions. According to a release shared with CI, SSI solutions are one of several emerging technology-led innovations that are beginning to transform how businesses… Read More

Glint Pay Reportedly Secures £2.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Glint Pay Inc. (Glint), a subsidiary of the U.K.-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, reportedly secured £2.5 million through… Read More

Humayun Sheikh: CEO at Fetch.ai Reveals what Motivated him to Launch a “Decentralized” Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange

We recently caught up with Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.ai, an organization that’s focused on developing machine learning and AI-enhanced solutions for the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) sector along with offering services that may be compatible with traditional financial platforms. Sheikh commented on the recent… Read More

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