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Update: Savings App Chip Set to Close Future Fund Round on Crowdcube With More Than £11.3 Million Raised

Savings App Chip is set to close its Future Fund round hosted on Crowdcube with more than 11.3 million raised from 1945 investors. The campaign made its debut on the equity crowdfunding platform earlier this month, originally seeking £2 million, which was raised in under… Read More

Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study: CCAF Updates on Digital Asset Ecosystem During Period of Growth

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Cambridge Judge Business School has released its 3rd report covering the digital asset sector with the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study.  CCAF is the leading research institute in the world in regards to Fintech innovation including… Read More

UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

In a statement today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced an extension of Coronavirus programs that support impacted businesses. The Chancellor announced that the Bounce Back Loan scheme will offer greater repayment flexibility for firms including an extension of the length of… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange & Custodian Gemini Makes Debut in the UK

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Wednesday its launch in the UK. The platform reported that it is now offering its services in pound sterling (GBP) and its UK launch comes just after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) granted… Read More

LendInvest Integrates SIRA Fraud Detection Service

Property finance Fintech LendInvest has integrated with SIRA, a national fraud prevention and detection database using a service from Synectics Solutions. The move is designed to speed up retrieval of fraud insights for mortgage applications. LendInvest says it has also integrated with SIRA’s API to… Read More

Transferwise Books 4th Year of Profitability, Serves Over 8 Million Individuals, Processing £67 Billion in Fiscal Year

Transferwise, a Fintech unicorn and fast-growing stealth bank, has published its annual report for the fiscal year ending March 2020. According to the document, Transferwise’s annual profit more than doubled to £20.4 million during the year – the fourth year in a row that the… Read More

British Business Bank Publishes Diversity Data on Future Fund Convertibles

The British Business Bank has distributed some data points pertaining to the Future Fund on the 711 individual companies that have been approved to receive £720 million via convertible securities offerings. The Future Fund is a COVID support program that is seeking to support early-stage… Read More

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments Collaborate on Banking as a Service Product

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments are partnering on a new “Banking-as-a-Service” solution for Fintechs and digital banks, according to a note from the company. Currencycloud is a global, multi-currency account provider where customers are able to collect, convert, pay, and manage multiple currencies, anywhere in the… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Update: Boring Money’s Crowdcube Round Now Nearing £900,000 in funding

Boring Money, a UK-based startup that helps users make better financial choices by offering investment/pension guides, is now nearing 900,000 in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s funding round made its debut earlier this month, originally seeking £300,000.  As previously reported,… Read More

Fintech Bilderlings Launches Mobile App

Bilderlings, a UK based Fintech, has launched a mobile app for managing current accounts, according to a release. The app is expected to help businesses and individuals keep track of their funds and perform basic account operations from a mobile device. Bilderinlings’ app’s main feature… Read More

Overfunding: Financial Teams Communication Platform Echofin Surpasses £300,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Echofin, a communication platform for financial teams, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The initiative launched last month and has attracted nearly 140 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Echofin was founded in 2018 and calls… Read More

TrueLayer Secures $25 Million Through Series C Investment Round

UK financial API provider TrueLayer announced on Monday it secured $25 million through its Series C funding round. TrueLayer revealed that the investment takes the total amount it has raised to $72 million. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer describes itself as a technology company that provides… Read More

Ziglu Zooms to Over £1 Million on Seedrs in Just 3 Hours

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu kicked off a crowdfunding round on Seedrs today and quickly topped its £1 million goal. The offering is live for up to 40 more days. According to the offering page, Ziglu is selling equity in the company at a pre-money… Read More

Payments Platform Wirex Launches £1 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

    Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Monday it launched its first crowdfunding campaign through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Wirex reported it is now seeking to raise £1 million. Founded in 2014, Wirex is a UK FCA-licenced global digital payment platform that has… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Are On the Rise Globally, with Governments Launching Initiatives to Support Adoption: Report

Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum have published a report that explains how AI can benefit everyone. According to MacDonald and Madzou, artificial intelligence can improve… Read More

UK Banking Managing App RoosterMoney Now Seeking £2.1 Million Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

RoosterMoney, a UK-based money managing mobile app, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £2.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, RoosterMoney claims it transforms the way families manage pocket money. “Our mission is to take children from their… Read More

Overfunding: Boring Money’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Boring Money, a UK-based startup that helps users make better financial choices by offering investment/pension guides, quickly surpassed its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £730,000 raised through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, Boring Money states it blends quantitative… Read More

Challenger Allica Bank Looks to Raise £100 Million Following £26 Million Funding led by Warwick Capital Partners

Newly minted SME focused bank, Allica Bank, has closed on a £26 million funding round led by Warwick Capital Partners – the majority shareholder in the firm. This announcement included the news that Allica intends on raising a further £100 million to pursue its vision… Read More

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