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Open Banking Platform Yapily Partners Fintech Firm Ordo to Launch Neighbour2Neighbour Project to Help COVID-19 Volunteers

UK-based Yapily, an established enterprise connectivity platform, has confirmed that it will be teaming up with Fintech firm Ordo, in order to launch a new payments service. The payments platform was officially launched last month. It allows users to issue invoices in a  simple, quick… Read More

UK Fintech Flagstone, a Cash Deposit Marketplace, Secures $15 Million in Capital via Round led by OMERS Ventures

UK-based Fintech firm Flagstone, a developer of one of the largest cash deposit marketplaces in the country, has secured $15 million (appr. £12 million) in venture capital through a funding round led by OMERS Ventures. Existing investors Kindred Capital and Moneysupermarket Group plc also took… Read More

Monese Rolls Out Desktop Online Banking Services

Digital banking group Monese recently announced its users may now log into their Monese accounts from their desktop with the new Monese for Web services. Monese reported that it designed the web version of its banking services to provide users with more tools and “better”… Read More

Santander Completes 50.1% Stake in UK Fintech Ebury After £350 million Investment

Spain-based Banco Santander (Santander Group), a multinational commercial bank and financial services company, announced this week it has completed its purchase of a 50.1% stake in Ebury, a UK-based Fintech firm that offers corporate banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that trade internationally,… Read More

Swipe Launches Samsung Pay For Swipe Visa Cardholders

Swipe, a UK-based multi-asset digital wallet and Visa debit card platform designed to let users buy, sell and spend their cryptocurrencies, announced on Friday that Swipe Android users can now add their Swipe Visa Debit cards directly to their Samsung Pay Wallets. Founded in 2018,… Read More

Overfunding: UK Fintech Lifetise Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Lifetise, a UK-based financial planning platform, has successfully secured its initial £250,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, Lifetise stated it helps users plan how to afford their life goals. The company shared: “We make it really easy to work out how much… Read More

Mambu Joins Forces With Tide to Power Revolving Credit Facilities & Overdrafts For SMEs

Mambu, a German SaaS banking platform provider, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Tide, a UK-based business banking platform to power Tide’s revolving credit facilities and overdrafts for SME’s. Mambu reported that through the partnership it will help Tide scale and focus… Read More

ClearScore Launches Anti-Fraud Dark Web Monitoring Service “ClearScore Protect”

ClearScore, a UK credit checking service, announced on Thursday it has launched ClearScore Protect, a free anti-fraud dark web monitoring service. Along with the service, ClearScore released nationally representative research that reveals a third of adults in the UK have been victims of online fraud…. Read More

Folk2Folk Reports Positive Net Income

Folk2Folk, a unique localized peer to peer lending company, is reporting a profit for the first time of £198,000 for the financial year of February 2019 to January 2020, according to a company release. In the previous period, Folk2Folk generated a £535,000 loss. Full audited… Read More

Over £4.1 Billion Has Been Distributed to UK Businesses Under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

UK Finance has posted its weekly update as to the amount and number of loans distributed to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the data, £4.157 billion has been approved under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for 25,262 loans. 52,807 applications… Read More

Independent Fashion Retailers Marketplace Atterley.com Now Seeking £400,000 From the Crowdcube Crowd

Atterley.com, a UK-based marketplace for independent fashion retailers, is now seeking a minimum of £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.  Founded in 2012, Atterley.com’s mission is to bring together discerning fashion consumers and the inventory fo the “best” boutiques and independents around the… Read More

Crypto Data Provider Skew Secures $5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Octopus Ventures; Announces Trade Execution Service skewTrading

Skew, a UK-based crypto data provider, announced on Wednesday it secured $5 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Digital Currency Group, as well as existing investors Firstminute Capital and Seedcamp. Founded in 2018, Skew claims to… Read More

Digital Bank Tandem Reports Solid Adoption of AI Savings Tool

Tandem Bank says that over half of its customers are using its AI-enabled Autosavings feature after one year of availability. The Autosavings feature is designed to effortlessly build an individual’s savings account for them. Tandem notes that even prior to Covid-19, the company found that… Read More

Wealthtech: UK-based ikigai, Developer of a Wealth Management App, to Work with Regtech Firm TruNarrative to Prepare for Official Launch

UK-based ikigai, the developer of a wealth management and banking app, will be working with TruNarrative, a regulatory technology (Regtech) platform, in order to prepare for its official launch. The Wealthtech firm has taken its name from a Japanese concept or idea which means “a… Read More

Overfunding: UK Digital Banking Startup Saurus Surpasses £650,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

  Saurus, a UK-based digital banking startup, has successfully secured its initial £650,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Seedrs campaign. The company is looking to aiming to launch its mobile app in the third quarter of 2020, Saurus states it is on a mission to… Read More

Christian Faes Founder and Chairman of LendInvest Comments on UK Government Support of SMEs During COVID-19 Crisis

Christian Faes is the founder and Chairman of one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. While there may be better-known names in the Fintech world, LendInvest, a property finance platform, has emerged as a leader not only in the sector of finance it… Read More

Investment Portfolio Platform Strowz to Raise Funding on Seedrs

  Strowz, a UK-based investment portfolio platform, is preparing to launch its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2017, Strowz states it uses advanced technology to actively manage investment portfolios so users can get the best returns for their money. “In 2019, we made… Read More

LGB Corporate Finance Arranges £20 million Medium Term Note Program for Simply Asset Finance

LGB Corporate Finance, a UK fintech that provides capital markets and M&A advisory services to companies, entrepreneurs, and financial sponsors, announced on Monday it has arranged a £20 million Medium Term Note (MTN) program for Simply Asset Finance, a private equity-backed specialist asset finance provider…. Read More

HM Treasury Announces Bounce Back Loans of £2,000 to £50,000 for Smaller Firms, No Interest Nor Payments for 12 Months

The UK government has announced a new loan program for smaller firms. The “Bounce Back Loans” are 100% backed by the government providing access to credit ranging from £2,000 to £50,000. The loans will be interest-free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply… Read More

Digital Transformation: Six Million People Downloaded their Bank App for the First Time Due to COVID-19

  It is a wonder why people still drive to a bank branch just to wait in a queue when just about every type of financial transaction can be handled directly on your iPhone today. Habits can be hard to break – especially if you… Read More

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