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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

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Tudor Jones Recommends 5% Bitcoin Allocation but CoinShares Suggests Only 4%

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, one of the largest digital asset managers in the world, notes that billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones recommends a 5% allocation to Bitcoin (BTC) as an “effective portfolio diversifier.” 1/ paul tudor jones suggests a… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Explains how they Helped Direct Lender Moneyboat Enhance its Operations

UK-based Fintech firm Modulr notes that direct lender Moneyboat had been quite frustrated by the limitations of the existing banking system. That’s why Moneyboat decided to leverage certain infrastructural Fintech payments solutions to provide faster onboarding, automated, real-time loan disbursements and “a superior customer experience,… Read More

New Zealand BNPL Fintech Laybuy Introduces All-Digital Buy Now Pay Later Card in the UK

New Zealand based Buy Now, Pay Later Fintech firm Laybuy is introducing its all-digital BNPL card in the United Kingdom, allowing clients to carry out in-store purchases with just a tap of their smartphones. Clients will be able to load the payment card into their… Read More

Debt Recovery Platform Ophelos Raises $2.3 Million from Connect Ventures, Fly Ventures

UK-based debt collection startup  Ophelos has raised $2.3 million pre-seed investment in a round co-led by Connect Ventures and Fly Ventures. It will The startup plans to use the funds to strengthen its customer-centric debt management platform, growing the engineering and customer operations teams. Founded… Read More

Business Expense Platform Expend Tops £500,000 Goal on Seedrs

Fintech startup Expend has topped its £500,000 goal on Seedrs and currently stands at over £820,000 from 433 individual investors. Expend previously raised capital from angel investors as well as a prior crowdfunding round. The offering is for a 4.01% equity stake in Expend at… Read More

Ethereum Records Largest Outflows on Record Last Week at $12.7M, as Bitcoin Remains a Popular Choice, 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 (June 14) that for the week ending June 14,… Read More

Wise, Formerly Transferwise, to Pursue a Direct Listing on LSE as Soon as This Week: Report

Wise, formerly doing business as Transferwise, is to complete a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) according to reports. Wise, a global Fintech and stealth bank, is a leading provider of global transfers and payments. The site was launched in recognition of the… Read More

Investment Platform Service Provider ShareIn Sees Growth in Investments Aligned with Interests

ShareIn, a platform as a service provider enabling online capital formation, sees “stellar growth” in investors seeking out investments that match their beliefs. ShareIn can power online investment platforms for interest-focused firms looking to support environmental infrastructure, Shariah-compliant finance for SMEs, charities, as well as… Read More

London’s DNA Payments Group Enters £100M Deal with Alchemy Partners

London-based DNA Payments Group, the fast-growing “vertically integrated” payments firm, has entered a £100 million deal with Alchemy Partners (Alchemy). With an operations based hub in Kent, DNA presently serves more than 45,000 merchants including established online and offline retailers to SMEs, offering them with … Read More

Equifax UK Updates Flagship Credit Risk Product, Risk Navigator 5, Will Support Improved Decision-Making

Equifax UK has reportedly made updates to its flagship credit risk product, Risk Navigator 5, which should establish a new standard in supporting improved decision-making and enhancing consumer credit outcomes. Implemented using Equifax UK’s largest-ever data set, Risk Navigator 5, has demonstrated its potential to… Read More

The UK leads Open Banking adoption in Europe: Yapily study

The UK has emerged as the leading adopter of Open Banking, with it’s clear functionality and widespread mandating of interesting features, such as bulk payments and variable recurring payments, as per new data released by Open Bank firm Yapily. The UK was followed by countries… Read More

Digital Asset and Fintech focused BC Technology Group Receives $70M Investment from Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and Fintech-focused firm as well as the parent of OSL, has acquired a $70 million (appr. HKD 543.19 million) investment from Singapore’s GIC, the city-state’s sovereign wealth fund. BC Technology Group says it’s planning to further develop and improve… Read More

Gemini Completes Acquisition of Shard X, a Developer of Secure Multi-Party Computation Crypto Tech

Tyler Winklevoss, CEO at digital asset firm Gemini, recently noted that the company is pleased to confirm that they have completed the acquisition of Shard X, a developer of secure multi-party computation (MPC) cryptographic technology. As mentioned in the announcement, Gemini will be integrating Shard… Read More

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