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10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

Revolut Expands Crypto Offerings

Digital bank Revolut has added more names to the list of cryptocurrencies its users can purchase and trade. Last week, Revolut said it had Currency added Cardano, Uniswap, Synthetix, Yearn Finance, Uma, Bancor, Filecoin, Numeraire, Loopring, Orchid, and The Graph. Revolut already allows users to… Read More

Crowdcube Success Fullgreen Launches Crowdfunding Effort on Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £600,000 Funding Target

  Less than a year after raising more than £700,000 through its recent Crowdcube round, UK-based food brand Fullgreen (formerly CauliRice) has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, and has already surpassed its initial £600,000 funding target from nearly 500 Seedrs investors. As previously reported,… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Trov Continues Presence in the UK By Offering Digital Renters Insurance

Trov, a U.S.-based insurtech company, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its presence in the UK by offering digital renter’s insurance. The company also revealed a new wave of consumers that will offer digital insurance that is powered by its technology, which includes… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints Former N26 and Barclays Executive as COO

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Sameer Dubey as Chief Operating Officer. Dubey has previously worked at digital bank N26 and Barclays. Prior to N26, where he was heading Operations for the UK, Dubey spent over a decade at Barclays Bank focused on its Payments and… Read More

UK based Mobile Banking Provider Atom Bank Secures £40M via Round led by BBVA, Toscafund Asset Mgmt

UK-based mobile banking platform Atom Bank has revealed that its £40 million raise is being led by Toscafund Asset Management LLP and BBVA. As the bank aims to reach profitability, the £40 million raise includes “an offer to participate for qualifying shareholders in new ‘A’… Read More

Overfunding: UK Green Debit Card Tred Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

  Tred, a UK-based green debit card, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The campaign has attracted more than 300 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2019, Tred claims to be the first UK green debit card that allows users track, reduce and offset… Read More

NextGen Workforce: Revolut Allows Employees to Work Abroad Two Months Out of the Year

The COVID-19 health crisis compelled many old-school firms to rapidly transition to a virtual office operation. While this may have been painful for firms used to centralized offices many younger firms found the transition relatively simple as they were already digitally native and comfortable with… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Secures $70M via Series D led by Addition, Company has Raised $142M in Total to Date

UK-based Open Banking solution provider TrueLayer has secured $70 million in capital through a Series D round. TrueLayer‘s latest investment round was led by Addition and included contributions from several angel investors. Following this latest fundraise, the Fintech firm has acquired a total of $142… Read More

Railsbank Reunites Currencycloud Team to Boost Banking-as-a-Service Platform

Railsbank, a Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform, has reunited the Currencycloud team to boost the growth of their services. In a release, Railsbank said it has appointed John Hammond, previously CCO at Currencycloud as its new CCO to drive the platform’s international expansion. Hammond will join his… Read More

Draper Esprit Updates on Exits and Performance Including Freetrade Investment

Publicly traded VC firm Draper Esprit (LSE: GROW, Euronext Growth: GRW), has distributed an update on recent developments in its portfolio in advance of full year reporting for the year. Draper noted that it will provide a full year trading update on April 26, 2021,… Read More

UK Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Zilch Introduces “Tap and Pay-Over-Time” Solution for In-Store Payments via Digital Wallets

UK’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zilch is introducing a “tap and pay-over-time” solution that allows consumers to carry out in-store payments with a wave of their online or digital wallet, with the cost of their purchase spread over a manageable 6-week time… Read More

LendInvest Promotes Jan Gallagher

Proptech platform LendInvest has announced the promotion of Jan Gallagher from Business Development Manager to Key Account Manager for LendInvest. According to LendInvest, Gallagher joined LendInvest as a Business Development Manager in 2019 with over 30 year’s experience to source deals across the North West… Read More

Newcastle’s Fintech Firm One Utility Bill May Create 40 New Jobs After Securing £1.6M via Latest Investment Round

A Fintech-related business could create over 40 new jobs in Newcastle after a recent £1.6 million fundraise. As first reported by Bdaily News, a North East based Fintech firm has revealed that it’s now focused on creating around 40 new roles after acquiring £1.6m via… Read More

Early Crowdfunding Investors in UK Fintech Freetrade have Seen their Initial £18k Investments Surge to Over £1M: Report

Six early investors in UK stock trading app Freetrade have seen their stakes in the firm surge to be valued at around £1 million after the business saw its valuation increase to over £265 million, according to a report in the Telegraph. The reported returns… Read More

Blair Halliday, Head of UK Operations at Digital Assets Firm Gemini, Explains how their Business Reflects Crypto’s Global Reach

Digital assets firm Gemini says that their international footprint “reflects crypto’s global reach.” As the company continues to expand its business operations, they are increasingly supporting “a range of clients around the world,” the Gemini team notes in an April 7, 2021 blog post. The… Read More

Charlotte Crosswell Announces Exit as CEO of Innovate Finance

Charlotte Crosswell, the CEO of Innovate Finance, has announced she will step down from her position on May 1, 2021. Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance’s Chief Operating Officer will become interim CEO at that time. Crosswell has led the Fintech advocacy group since 2017 playing a… Read More

Seedrs Founder: Competition and Markets Authority is Stifling Government’s Ambitions for Robust Tech Sector

Coming off the revelation that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was not inclined to approve the merger between Seedrs and Crowdcube, Seedrs co-founder and Chairman Jeff Lynn was recently interviewed by the FT. Speaking with the broadsheet, Lynn “warned that the UK competition… Read More

Overfunding: Communication Platform YEO Messaging Surpasses £500,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

  Yeo Messaging, a UK-based next-generation communication platform, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.  Founded in 2017, YEO states its solution is for private messaging connecting businesses and people. “Our patented continuous facial recognition requires users’ ID as… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Sees 2nd Strongest Quarter Ever in UK

While the Seedrs – Crowdcube merger may have been canceled due to the opposition of government authorities, the UK crowdfunding appears to be zooming along just fine – in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis (or perhaps boosted by it).  According to a research… Read More

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