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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 20, 2017

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London’s fintech crown under threat as workers look elsewhere

November 17, 2017 |

TECHNOLOGY professionals in London are more likely to search for jobs outside of the capital than other types of candidates, putting the city’s status as a fintech hub at risk, Indeed claims.

The job posting website has revealed that the … Read More

Lack of funding biggest barrier to starting a business

November 9, 2017 |

TWO THIRDS of would-be entrepreneurs have been held back from starting a business due to lack of funding, a survey claims.

Research by online retailer Ebuyer, based on a poll of 2,000 adults, found 67 per cent cited a lack … Read More

Record-breaking year for fintech investment

October 19, 2017 |

THE LEVEL of investment into fintech firms in the UK is set to hit a new record in 2017, new research has suggested.

Data from London & Partners and Pitchfork found that so far this year more than $1bn (£760m) has … Read More

London ‘will remain fintech hub of Europe post-Brexit’

October 16, 2017 |

LONDON will retain its status as Europe’s fintech hub after Brexit as long as it remains attractive to talent, with a dense cluster of financial institutions and in the digital single market, research suggests.

Antoine Baschiera, chief executive of Early … Read More

ICO Event London 2017

September 28, 2017 |

ICO Event London 2017

Date: 11 October 2017

Venue: The Crystal, London

ICO Event London is the major conference, dedicated to a popular investment generation tool called Initial Coin Offering.

The event will involve blockchain and cryptocurrency experts, venture investors, lawyers … Read More

Fintech helps London hold on to financial centre crown

September 11, 2017 |

FINTECH is helping London maintain its place as the world’s top financial centre despite Brexit uncertainty, a new report suggests.

The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), compiled by think tank Z/Yen each March and September, measures financial centres based on … Read More

Fintech Wars: Could Germany steal the UK’s fintech crown?

August 25, 2017 |

LONDON is often referred to as the fintech hub of Europe, but Germany could be catching up.

In June, the Deutsche Boerse launched its own “fintech hub” initiative in Frankfurt, with the aim of attracting young talent from across the … Read More

High property prices threaten London’s tech hub position

August 15, 2017 |

FORGET London, the digital hubs of the future will be in Manchester and beyond, research claims.

Online estate agent HouseSimple carried out analysis of property prices, digital technology jobs and the growth potential of local digital economies. It identified Manchester, … Read More

London scores poorly as start-up hub

August 9, 2017 |

LONDON may be home to many flourishing peer-to-peer lending platforms but it ranks pretty low down as a start-up hub compared with the rest of the world, research claims.

The analysis by furnished apartments platform Nestpick assessed the start-up environment, … Read More

SME investment declines for first time in five years

August 1, 2017 |

EQUITY deals for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fell for the first time in five years during 2016.

The British Business Bank’s Equity Tracker, based on publicly-announced deals across venture capital, equity crowdfunding, business angels and private equity, showed transactions … Read More