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FinTech Monthly: Nutmeg’s Series D, the rise of robo-advisors, FinTech trends for 2017 and more
posted on January 16, 2017

Welcome to FinTech Monthly, your roundup of last month’s top financial technology news, brought to you by Tech City News and Gowling WLG. We filmed this episode from the office of online wealth manager Nutmeg.

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London FinTech firm CompareEuropeGroup secures €20m Series A
posted on January 11, 2017

CompareEuropeGroup has closed a €20m Series A round, with investors including ACE & Company, Pacific Century Group, Nova Founders Capital and SBI Holdings (formerly Softbank Investments).

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Nutmeg adds £12m to Series D, bringing total to £42m
posted on December 22, 2016

UK FinTech firm Nutmeg has added a further £12m to its Series D round, bringing the total to £42m.

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Finimize lands £450,000 Seed round led by Passion Capital
posted on November 29, 2016

Finimize has raised £450,000 in Seed funding in a round led by Passion Capital.

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UK FinTech ‘attracts $532m in VC investment’ in Q3 2016
posted on November 16, 2016

The UK came third in terms of total global VC investment in FinTech up to Q3 2016.

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Edinburgh-based FinTech firm FreeAgent IPOs on AIM, raises £10.7m
posted on November 16, 2016

Edinburgh-based FinTech company FreeAgent has floated on AIM, raising £10.7m.

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FinTech firm Nutmeg raises £30m in round led by Convoy
posted on November 14, 2016

London-based digital wealth manager Nutmeg has raised £30m in the largest FinTech raise since Brexit. The firm has now attracted a total of £59.4m investment over the last five years, having raised $32m (£25.6m) in 2014 and £3.4m in 2012.

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Brexit: The challenges and opportunities for UK FinTech
posted on October 26, 2016

Steve Gibson, CEO of Euclid Opportunities, looks at what Brexit will mean for the UK’s FinTech firms.

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Digital challenger bank Monzo gets £4.8m at £50m valuation
posted on October 20, 2016

Challenger bank Monzo has announced the closure of a £4.8m bridging funding round led by existing investor Passion Capital. The funding, which raised the company’s valuation to £50m, will be used to ramp up production of its beta programme. Speaking about the raise, Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, said: “We’re grateful for the ongoing support of…

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Iwoca closes £21m Series C to expand across Europe
posted on October 4, 2016

Iwoca, a London-based lender for SMEs, has announced the closure of a £21m Series C funding round led by Prime Ventures.

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FinTech startups: When to blow your own trumpet, and when not to
posted on September 22, 2016

Debbie Zaman, founder and MD of specialist technology communications agency Withpr and a Tech London advocate, explains how FinTech startups can attract attention from investors and the industry.

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Cambridge-based FinTech firm CashFlows buys iCheque Network Ltd
posted on September 16, 2016

Cambridge-based FinTech firm CashFlows has acquired online payments company iCheque Network Ltd.

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