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UK PropTech Offr Raises £2.7 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round Led By Barclays

Offr, a UK-based prop-tech platform digitizing the buying, selling and leasing process for real estate agents and buyers, today announced it has raised £2.7 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Barclays with participation from Delta Partners on behalf of Bank… Read More

Barclays Launches Digital Advice Service “Barclays Plan & Invest”

  UK banking group Barclays announced on Tuesday the launch of its new digital advice service, Barclays Plan & Invest, which notably aims to tackle the UK’s advice gap and give more people the confidence and support to invest their savings. According to Barclays, the… Read More

Regtech ClauseMatch Plans US Expansion, Signs Up 2 North American Clients

Regtech ClauseMatch is crossing the Atlantic and setting up operations in the US, according to a note from the company. ClauseMatch is a compliance platform that seeks to streamline legal, finance, operations, and risk departments. ClauseMatch reports that it has opened a new office in… Read More

Barclays Unveils Back to Business Toolkit For UK Small Businesses

UK banking group Barclays announced earlier this week the launch of its new “Back to Business” toolkit specifically for UK small businesses. The toolkit is to help businesses get back on their feet following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also the latest… Read More

Banking User Experience (UX) Specialist Peter Ramsey Reveals that “Freezing” Cards at Digital and Regular Banks Is Still Not User-Friendly

Metro Bank was reportedly the first financial institution in the UK to allow users to freeze their cards in case they lost it. The feature was introduced in 2014. The freeze feature blocks transactions via payment cards through software, but it’s reversible so the card… Read More

Cloud-enabled Voice Trading Fintech Cloud9 Raises $17.5 Million led by UBS

Cloud9 Technologies has closed on a $17.5 million Series B funding round led by global bank UBS, with participation from existing investors including JPMorgan and Barclays. Cloud9 has developed a product that uses the “voice communication talk path” for the “trading floor of the future.”… Read More

UK Fintech Stenn, a Trade Financing Solution Provider, Extends its Core Finance Program After Receiving Investments from Barclays, Others

Stenn, an online trade finance scale-up, has acquired investments from Barclays Bank, Coface SA, and Crayhill Capital Management LP via its latest funding round. The capital raised will be used to support Stenn’s trade financing program, Stenn Assets Funding, which is currently valued at $500… 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

Two-thirds of UK Financial Services Workers want Employers to Do More to Help them Adjust to Working Remotely from Home: Survey

As major financial institutions explore different strategies to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, a survey of UK financial services employees reveals that 66% think their company must do more to help them work productively from their homes. Large banks are currently trying to adapt to… Read More

Barlcays Opens CLBILS to Support Large Corporate Banking Clients Impacted By COVID-19 in the UK

Barclays announced on Monday it has opened up the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to help large corporate banking clients that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Barclays reported that through the program, which is backed by a UK Government guarantee, it will… Read More

Traditional Banks and Fintech Firms are More Likely to Work Cooperatively than Compete: Report

The ongoing competition between traditional banks and innovative Fintech firms might be coming to an end or is already over, according to Barclays, a British multinational investment bank and financial services company with over $1.2 trillion in assets. A recent report from the London-headquartered investment… Read More

Barclays Now Allows Customers To Securely Make Payments From Current Accounts Held With Other Banks From Within Mobile App

UK banking group Barclays announced on Wednesday its customers may now securely make payments from current accounts held with other banks from within the Barclays mobile app. This kind of feature will allow customers to take care of their money management all within one place…. Read More

London-based Youtility, an Open Banking Enabled Home Finance Tech Provider, Secures £4.5 Million in Funding from Barclays, Others

UK-headquartered Youtility, an Open Banking-enabled home finance technology solution provider, has secured £4.5 million (appr. $5.8 million) in capital via an investment round that included contributions from Barclays and City entrepreneur, Michael Spencer. Youtility’s management said that the funds will be used to expand the… Read More

London-based Fintech Paysafe Appoints Sujit Unni as Firm’s CTO to Strengthen Core Technology Management Team

London-based Fintech Paysafe, a specialized payments service provider, recently appointed Sujit Unni as the firm’s CTO in order to strengthen its core technology management team. Unni will lead Paysafe’s technology strategy and will be expected to assist with the design, and architecture of Paysafe’s end-to-end… Read More

Barclays Announces Extension of Visa Partnership

Barclays announced on Monday it has extended its partnership with multinational financial services corporation, Visa. Barclays reported that the European agreement with Visa, which recognizes the “unique position” Barclays has in the market, is designed to drive innovation and product development as well as facilitate… Read More

Barclaycard Confirms Deal to Become Preferred Payments Partner for 60,000 E-Commerce Retailers Hosted on BigCommerce’s SaaS Platform

Barclaycard, a major brand for credit cards at Barclays, a leading London-based multinational investment bank and financial services company, has confirmed a deal in which it will reportedly become the preferred payments partner for 60,000 e-commerce retailers hosted on BigCommerce’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) online platform. The… Read More

The Barclays Accelerator Welcomes 2020 London Class of Fintech Startups

UK consumer banking group Barclays announced earlier this week the ten Fintech-focused startups that will join the 2020 London Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. This is reportedly Barclays’ seventh accelerator class since the program’s establishment in 2014 and the participating companies notably span across a… Read More

Flux Names Barclays Fist Strategic Investment Partner

UK-based fintech Flux announced on Wednesday it has named UK consumer banking group Barclays its first strategic investment partner. Flux reported that Barclays has been a long-time supporter of its platform and has been involved with the company since 2017 when its executives joined the… Read More

Barclays Partners Fintech Accelerator Graduate Nimbla to Offer SMEs Insurance Against Individual Invoices

Barclays Bank has teamed up with Fintech accelerator graduate and Insurtech platform Nimbla, which provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) the option to take out insurance against individual invoices, instead of the whole book. By using Nimbla’s platform, clients will be able to insure individual… Read More

Crypto-Friendly Banking Service Provider Cashaa Introduces US Dollar Bank Accounts for Companies Dealing in Digital Assets

Cashaa, a cryptocurrency-friendly banking service provider, recently revealed that it’s introducing US dollar bank accounts for companies dealing in digital currencies. The new accounts are being offered through a partnership with Metropolitan Commercial Bank. Beginning on November 25, 2019, crypto-asset dealers and other high-risk business… Read More

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