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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 22, 2017

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UK fintech’s access to top talent “will not stop” after Brexit

April 12, 2017 |

THE UK fintech sector’s access to top global talent will not stop after Brexit, the economic secretary to the Treasury said on Wednesday.

Simon Kirby told Peer-to-Peer Finance News that he was confident the government would secure “the best … Read More

Fintech Week 2017 set to showcase the UK’s strengths

February 26, 2017 |

FINTECH Week 2017 will take place in April, with the aim of attracting more international investment into the sector, the chancellor has announced.

The UK government and fintech trade body Innovate Finance are working together to deliver the second … Read More

Government seeks views on new financial advice portal

December 19, 2016 |

THE GOVERNMENT is seeking views on a single financial guidance body that will help consumers make decisions on their debt, money and pensions.

The organisation, which will launch after autumn 2018, will replace the Money Advice Service (MAS) as … Read More

City firms join forces for Women in Finance event

December 12, 2016 |

SENIOR figures from across the financial services sector are taking part in a “speed mentoring” event at the London Stock Exchange to promote the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

The event, which takes place on Monday, will see over 40 … Read More

New government envoys to support Scottish fintech

December 8, 2016 |

SCOTTISH peer-to-peer lenders such as LendingCrowd will be supported by new government envoys hired to develop Scotland’s growing fintech industry.

The Treasury said on Thursday that David Ferguson, chief executive of Nucleus, and Louise Smith, head of design in personal … Read More

Brexit weighs on UK fintech investment

November 16, 2016 |

THE IMPACT of Brexit on UK fintech was laid bare, after new figures showed a 26 per cent slump in investment in the sector’s start-ups in the months following the vote.

Research from trade body Innovate Finance showed that … Read More

RateSetter and Crowd2Fund join City minister on Singapore trade mission

November 14, 2016 |

RATESETTER and Crowd2Fund are among the UK fintech firms who will be accompanying economic secretary to the Treasury Simon Kirby on a trade mission to Singapore this week.

The firms are expected to take part in talks about the UK’s … Read More

P2P firms meet with City minister to discuss future of fintech

November 1, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance platforms were among the fintech companies invited to attend a government roundtable today with City minister Simon Kirby to discuss the future of the industry.

Today’s meeting was the first of two roundtables, taking place over two … Read More

New UK fintech conference to address funding gap

October 25, 2016 |

THE UK government is planning to hold a new, annual fintech conference in London, to address a “gap” in attracting international investment compared to other countries.

The decision to kick off the conference series was prompted by an EY … Read More

Government to launch new financial advice portal

October 9, 2016 |

THE GOVERNMENT is setting up a new financial advice body to help consumers make decisions on their debt, money and pensions.

The organisation – which does not yet have a name or a launch date – will replace the Money … Read More