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Fintech funding round-up: 26 July 2017

Funding concept with smartphone

Bread but with the bluster removed. Following on from yesterday’s concise report, our latest fintech funding round-up keeps it brief. Features Cleo, Skype, ItzCash, Ebix and research from Innovate Finance. The “Siri of personal finance,” Cleo, a virtual money assistant, has received £2 million in funding from Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennström and venture capital (VC) […]

Fintech outside London – part 1

More money for UK fintechs

There is no smoke without fire. The “big smoke”, as London is colloquially known, has been creating a fire of innovation in the financial technology space for years, but there are other UK fintech centres in the Southwest; Cardiff; Manchester/Leeds; and Edinburgh/Glasgow that create their own heat.

Responsibility isn’t about rules


What can banks learn from the fintech community when it comes to fostering a culture of innovation against a backdrop of regulation?

Brexit wrecks it for UK fintech investment

It'll be hard

Uncertainty over Brexit has created a 33.7% decrease in UK venture capital (VC) investment for fintech firms, according to research by Innovate Finance. Investment was down to $783 million – less than two thirds of 2015 investment of $1.2 billion. Nine of the top 20 UK deals closed post Brexit, with total investment after the […]

Belgium gets sweet on London fintech

One bank challenger less in London

Belgium is making overtures to London’s fintech scene as it looks a build a bridge between both communities. Innovate Finance, a UK-based fintech membership association, held talks today (11 January) in London with a delegation from Belgium’s digital finance community led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt. As part of this meeting, Overtveldt […]

Top fintech stories this week – 16 December 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Innovate Finance launches new fintech start-up competition, Pitch360


Innovate Finance, a UK-based fintech membership association, has unveiled its first ever start-up competition, Pitch360. Open to applicants from around the world, Pitch360 offers a 360-second (six minute) pitch of a new business and product in front of a live audience of influencers, investors and media professionals as well as access to Innovate Finance’s member […]

Innotribe and Innovate Finance launch global hub federation


Innotribe, Swift’s innovation arm, and membership organisation Innovate Finance have launched a Global FinTech Hubs Federation (GFHF) to help foster innovation. To date, more than 20 countries – including Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and the UK – are participating in the GFHF, with more countries expected to join in the coming months. Lawrence Wintermeyer, […]

Brexit: keep calm and carry on

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been just under two weeks since the UK narrowly voted in favour of Brexit. The pace of breaking news across the political and economic spheres has been brisk. In and amongst what is a great deal of uncertainty about the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, FinTech Futures, […]

Cameron backs UK fintech 2020 manifesto

Market data is too expensive, according to market particpants

Fintech association Innovate Finance has launched UK Fintech 2020, a manifesto that sets out goals for the UK to be a centre for financial services. These include calls for increased investment in fintech, efforts to attract more fintech firms and the creation of more jobs in the sector.