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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 22, 2018

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GLI Finance hopes fundraisings will reverse slow growth of fintech portfolio

April 13, 2018 |

GLI FINANCE has said that the growth rates of some of the fintech and peer-to-peer platforms it has backed have been slower than expected but hopes that equity fundraising rounds will boost the portfolio.

The alternative finance firm highlighted the valuations … Read More

UK VC investment drops but fintech remains star performer

April 11, 2018 |

UK FINTECH start-ups continued to attract investment from venture capital (VC) firms in the first quarter of this year even though overall funding across all sectors has dropped, according to research from big four accountants KPMG.

Overall VC investment into UK … Read More

Finovate Spring 2018

April 9, 2018 |

Finovate Spring 2018

Date: 8-11 May, 2018

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center

FinovateSpring heads to a new venue for 2018, right in the heart of California’s fintech hub. Join 1,400+ attendees in Silicon Valley for a new, expanded event on … Read More

UK labelled top three global destination for fintech firms

March 21, 2018 |

THE UK has been named a top destination for global fintech companies that are considering raising funds and expanding internationally, despite Continental Europe’s latest efforts to become an international hub.

More than 400 fintech companies from eight countries put the … Read More

Chancellor to announce new UK government fintech strategy

March 19, 2018 |

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is expected this week to unveil two large scale projects to boost Britain’s fintech sector, with blockchain technology and international cooperation high on the agenda.

Hammond (pictured), will launch a new fintech strategy at an international conference … Read More

London stakes claim as fintech hub with new initiative

March 19, 2018 |

THE UK fintech sector got a boost on Monday with the formation of a new strategy group backed by the City of London Corporation, as competition heats up for the title of European fintech hub.

The Fintech Strategy Group (FSG) … Read More

Victory Park Capital backs emerging markets fintech fund

March 19, 2018 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has launched a new fund focusing on fintech companies in emerging markets.

The investment firm, which manages alternative finance-focused investment trust VPC Specialty Lending, has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank member … Read More

Open Banking has “returned power to consumers”

March 14, 2018 |

ONLY half of consumers have switched banks despite many more experiencing problems with their current provider, but Open Banking is predicted to change that.

Research by mobile banking software firm Crealogix UK, released on Wednesday, found 82 per cent of … Read More

Zopa investor set to enter £94m fintech fund onto London Stock Exchange

March 12, 2018 |

A NEW investment trust dedicated to backing fintech start-ups is set to list on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Augmentum Fintech has raised £94m through an initial public offering (IPO) alongside a Seedrs crowdfunding round that raised £695,000.

The company’s … Read More

VC firm behind Zopa raises £500,000 for fintech fund in just 24 hours

February 28, 2018 |

A FINTECH venture capital firm that has a stake in Zopa has surpassed a £500,000 fundraising target for a new investment company in the first 24 hours.

Augmentum Capital, which has a 7.4 per cent holding in peer-to-peer lender Zopa … Read More