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UK’s Embedded Finance Fintech Railsbank Now a Visa Ready Banking Identification Number Sponsor

Railsbank, an established global embedded finance solution provider, and Visa (NYSE: V) are joining forces to promote local Fintech services, with Railsbank becoming a Visa Ready Banking Identification Number (BIN) sponsor. This, according to an update shared by Finextra. Through the BIN sponsor program, all… Read More

CoinShares Reports that “Poor Sentiment” for Bitcoin led to Low Inflows of $1.3M, “Masking Improving Appetite” for Ethereum

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 Tuesday (April 26, 2021) that “poor sentiment” for Bitcoin led… Read More

UK – EU Reach Trade Deal for Christmas

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a trade deal just in time for Christmas. The UK government said they have agreed on a zero tariff-free trade deal including a commitment to maintaining high labor, environment, and climate standards without giving the EU… Read More

Will Low Interest Rates Push Consumers to Change Savings Providers?

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.1% following a meeting yesterday. As the economy continues to be challenged by the COVID-19 health crisis, the MPC also decided to continue its quantitative easing plan. For savers,… Read More

New Challenger Bank Allica Bank Selects Richard Cameron as Head of Asset Finance 

Challenger bank Allica Bank has announced the appointment of Richard Cameron as Head of Asset Finance. Allica Bank seeks to support SMEs. Starting with commercial mortgages, the company’s goal is to provide a full suite of banking services for the underserved SME community. Allica received… Read More

Rangewell Makes Further Suggestions to CBILS After HM Treasury Update, Says Fintech Lenders Can Help

Following intense criticism regarding the confines of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), HM Treasury expanded the program in a move to support a broader range of businesses – most importantly smaller firms. Last week, Rangewell, a business finance specialist, posted an open letter… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Company Stratis Launches Security Token Offering Platform

Stratis, an “enterprise blockchain platform,” has launched a security token offering platform for enterprises to issue digital securities.  The company reports that its platform has been constructed while in regular dialogue with clients that are engaging with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stratis… Read More

Citing Low and Volatile Crypto Prices, Argo “Temporarily” Drops Cloud Mining Program

Due to “challenging conditions” in crypto markets, Argo Blockchain (LSE:ARB), a cryptomining firm that went public in the UK last year, is no longer accepting new customers for its “mining-as-a-service” program (also known as “cloud mining”), and will terminate all contracts as of April 1,… Read More

UK Government Taskforce Publishes Final Report on Cryptoassets

In the wake of the Autumn Budget  delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philipp Hammond today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England, and HM Treasury has published their final report on the topic of regulating cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT/blockchain). The Cryptoasset… Read More

UK Finance: SME Loan Approval Increased Slightly in Q1, iwoca CEO Calls Bank Support of SMEs Dire

UK Finance’s most recent report indicates that the number of new loans to UK SMEs increased slightly in the first quarter of 2018. There were 73,971 new loan approvals to SMEs across the UK in Q1 versus 72,272 in Q1 of 2017. A report by UK… Read More

Opal Transfer Launches New Money Transfer Service Between Italy and the UK

London based Opal Transfer has launched a new money transfer service between Italy and the UK. This is an extension of the existing product – money transfer service from the UK to Italy. Opal says it has one of the lowest cost transfer products on… Read More

Cryptocurrency Transactions Arrive for Revolut Customers: Bitcoin, Litecoin & Ether May Be Bought & Exchanged within Digital Banking App

Revolut knows the future of banking is a digital only world with a feature rich mobile ecosystem. Give people what they need and want in online bank and they will keep coming back in droves. Today, as we alluded to last week, Revolut is officially… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Exhibits Steady Growth in Q3 2017

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published their quarterly numbers on sector growth for the third quarter of 2017. Covering the period between July and September 2017,  the P2PFA says the numbers confirm continued steady growth in levels of new lending and… Read More

Lloyds Banking Group & Innovate Finance Partner on Fintech Mentoring Program

Lloyds Banking Group launched a Fintech mentoring program last year. At that time, Innovate Finance helped to identify suitable start-ups to benefit from the program. The Fintech start-ups benefit from knowledge sharing of experienced Lloyds Banking Group colleagues to aid their development in the financial… Read More

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