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Don’t ignore the fundamentals as you grow
posted on November 25, 2015

Sarah Davidson writes on behalf of Braintree about how to navigate the minefield of growing your business without compromising on service. Question: What does every startup want? Answer: To grow. This is the most obvious thing in the world but as nearly every startup knows, balancing your ambition to grow without compromising on delivering your…


Clarisite raises Series A $5.5m to expand
posted on November 24, 2015

Clarisite has announced the closing of a Series A $5.5m round of financing led by Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund, a US-based hedge fund. The provider of ‘third umpire’ digital customer experience solutions for both the web and mobile also announced the appointment of Yaron Morgenstern as chief executive officer who will lead the company’s international expansion. “We’re…


Funding Invoice help cash flow crises
posted on November 23, 2015

Companies struggling with cash flow while waiting for invoices to be paid will be interested in a new spin out from the University of Warwick. Called Funding Invoice, the company links clients with a network of professional investors who can ‘buy’ invoices and provide up to 90% of their value straight away. Client companies would get…


Digital currency ecosystem tested on island
posted on November 23, 2015

Digital currency consultancy Coinstructors recently attempted to demonstrate how a digital currency can work by launching the first ever fully deployable digital ecosystem on the island of Agistri, as Lee Gibson-Grant, founder of Coinstructors, explains. Digital currencies have, over the past few years, gained increasing prominence within the financial services community. Blockchain technology and its applications…


Fintech students targeted by Santander
posted on November 18, 2015

Santander has launched ‘Big Ideas,’ a competition for students to transform the financial industry with a £20,000 prize fund. The competition challenges students to put forward their big ideas to transform the banking industry for a chance to win part of £20,000 plus the opportunity to develop the idea. Big Ideas was created by Santander…


Tech bonuses four times higher
posted on October 26, 2015

Technology professionals gain bonuses four times higher than typical UK workers, research from specialist technology recruiter Greythorn has revealed. On top of a £55,675 base salary tech workers typically net a 12% bonus amounting to £6,681 per year. In comparison the average UK worker can expect to get £1,500 on top of their salary. From…


Fintech companies closing $2 trillion SME funding gap
posted on October 26, 2015

Financial technology companies are bridging the $2 trillion SME funding gap with invoice, supply chain and equity crowd financing, a white paper released by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council has concluded. The paper, entitled ‘The Future of Fintech – A Paradigm Shift in Small Business Finance’, also noted the growth of SME-to-SME lending…


Designing future payments with fast integration in mind
posted on October 6, 2015

Money makes the world go around. Too true and yet for those who work in tech, the world of money has taken an age to catch up with the other advances made across the social and mobile spheres. Even though the internet has been developing for a quarter of a century, mobile and online payments…

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Fintech Monthly: UBS & Blockchain, Crowdcube £100m milestone and Stockflare gets ahead
posted on September 9, 2015

To celebrate our first birthday, we have a bumper load of news, including investment updates, UBS’ blockchain project, analysis of Berlin’s fintech scene, and Barclay’s first steps into the world of fashion… All this and more in your monthly roundup of fintech news. In the news iZettle raises €60m in a round led by Intel Capital…

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PM backs Innovate Finance’s fintech manifesto 2020
posted on July 30, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has backed Innovate Finance’s fintech manifesto 2020 which has been launched today. The manifesto sets out ambitious goals for the UK to be the undisputed centre for financial services technology and innovation. It calls on the government to continue its support for the sector and to back initiatives that will attract global…

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Digital finance delivers record results for Nostrum
posted on February 17, 2015

Software provider Nostrum Group saw a third consecutive year of record results in 2014 after securing a number of new clients. Nostrum, which specialises in automated loan management software, has now seen turnover increase by 137% since the end of 2012. With a number of major brands coming on-board as clients during 2014 Nostrum saw turnover…

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TransferWise cracks down on hidden fees with new manifesto
posted on November 19, 2014

TransferWise has waged further war with foreign exchange providers with a new manifesto released today. The London-based startup has launched its ‘Stop Hidden Fees’ campaign which calls on banks and brokers to provide greater transparency in the exchange of currency. YouGov research cited in the manifesto revealed that 73% of Brits say government needs to do…

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Keep highlighting London’s tech problems
posted on November 27, 2015


Landbay announces proptech partnership
posted on November 27, 2015


How to protect your business from copycats
posted on November 27, 2015


Datto expands with $75 million funding
posted on November 27, 2015

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Kabbee offers shares to investors
posted on November 27, 2015


Atom Bank raises $128m, Deliveroo raises $100m, Elevator Pitch Awards & more in your week in tech
posted on November 26, 2015