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Fintech Monthly: Year in review Christmas special


To round off a fantastic 2014 for fintech, we have put together a special Christmas episode of Fintech Monthly.

Make sure you catch a Christmas cameo from Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde!

Follow us on Twitter at @FintechMonthly to keep up-to-date with us in 2015.

UK FinTech firms ‘raised $328m in Q1 2017’

In the news

This month, we cover the end-of-year investments in eToro and MarketInvoice, who have raised $27m and $7.8m respectively.

We also talk to Wragge Lawrence Graham and Co’s Richard Goold about what the Autumn Statement means for fintech.

Further reading

What the Autumn Statement means for tech [Tech City News]

MarketInvoice raises $7.8m as peer-to-peer lending booms [Tech City News]

eToro raises $27m to open up financial markets [Tech City News]

And the poem…

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through London town,

Every creature was stirring, and please note this down,

That the word on the street is, (don’t take it from me)

That 2014 was ‘the’ year for financial technology.


So as you snuggle ‘neath the sheets, and fill up your stockings,

Let us take you on a journey – both delightful and shocking –

Through ‘the year in fintech’, twenty fourteen,

The best year that fintech has ever seen,


The movers and shakers were strutting their stuff

And if Apple’s payment service wasn’t enough,

PayPal and Ebay split, and now tread a separate course

After 13 years together: a fintech divorce


When you’re rushing through the shops, amongst the huffing and puffing

In search of a fairy for the tree, or a turkey for stuffing

Your homeward journey will restore your calm attitude,

As contactless payments, are now active on the tube.


As the dinner table becomes laden with candles, crackers and condiments

Fintech is now on the menu, at the houses of parliament.

After the launch of Innovate Finance in August of the year,

Fintech’s voice is now heard by government’s ear


Before you fill your lungs for a carol, or a cheery christmas song

Remember Barclays and Startup Bootcamp have now entered the throng

Joining Level39, who soon turn two years old.

Startups, take heed: fintech favours the bold.


Like the wise men who brought gifts, after following yonder star

or the customary fiver in the card from your grandma

Transferwise, Funding Circle & Nutmeg received the gift of investment

And as fintech keeps growing, it could be money well spent


Bitcoin is a Christmas present that won’t have you yawning

Especially as you don’t know what it will be worth in the morning

But it might just change how the world uses money, and here are the facts:

It’s made investors get rich, and Silk Road Collapse


There you have it, the year in fintech wrapped up in a poem,

So go forth and enjoy the presents, turkey, caroling & snowing,

Safe in the knowledge that fintech has scaled new heights.

Happy Christmas to you all, and to all, a good night.

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