Investment


Old Mutual Wealth drops IFDS from £450m tech revamp contract

UK investment service Old Mutual Wealth (OMW) has terminated its £450 million tech revamp contract with International Financial Data Services (IFDS) due to rising costs. OMW says the costs of implementation – which entails platform delivery and outsourcing services – would have been “materially greater than those advised to the market” in October 2016 (see […]

Put a SocGen in it for Euronext’s new fund investment model

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is contributing to a new model, Euronext Fund Service, to help investments in funds for domestic and international investors. Launched by Euronext and available from 15 May 2017, this new service will enable institutional and retail investors to place subscription/redemption orders, in a “simplified and automated manner”, through their brokers […]

Chart: fintech investment in 2016

Fintech investment fell in 2016 for the first time. On the bright side? Banks are becoming much more active in the space, putting money in 61% more start-ups.

British Business Bank pledges £400m to UK fintechs and other businesses

The UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a plan to invest £400 million of venture capital funds into the British Business Bank, a government vehicle to lend money to British businesses. The idea is to support the home-grown business sector – including fintech firms – and to prevent them from being snapped up by international companies.

Fintech start-ups in Europe to get up to €1.6bn in funding from EIF

The European Commission (EC) has pledged up to €400 million to the European Investment Fund’s (EIF) new fund-of-funds – for the money to be spent on start-ups in Europe, including in the fintech space. The EC will also look for three times more investment from institutional investors to make up to €1.6 billion available.

American Express and HSBC part of $75m investment in Tradeshift

Business network Tradeshift says new and existing investors have joined its $75 million series D funding, including HSBC and American Express Ventures. Other investors comprise venture capital firm Data Collective (DCVC), Notion Capital, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, managed by CreditEase, and Pavilion Capital, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. Matt Ocko, co-managing partner and co-founder of […]