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Hackajob scores £400,000 in seed funding


Game streaming startup Polystream raises $1.5m


Cambridge fraud detection firm Featurespace lands $9m


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VC investment in UK FinTech ‘outpaced Germany despite decline’ in Q1 2016
posted on May 25, 2016

Funding for VC-backed UK FinTech companies has fallen by 41% on a quarterly basis despite it still outpacing that of Germany, according to KPMG and CB Insights Pulse of FinTech Q1 2016 report. Following on from the collapse of former UK payments unicorn Powa, the report says funding provided by VCs for FinTech firms slowed…


Aviva Ventures invests in Founders Factory to scale FinTech startups
posted on May 18, 2016


UK Treasury launches “FinTech Bridge” to boost startups’ access to Asia
posted on May 12, 2016

UK sandbox

How the FCA’s Regulatory Sandbox scheme could help UK FinTech startups
posted on May 2, 2016

Sam Pearse, partner at Pillsbury Law, discusses how the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to regulate FinTech startups. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recently released 2016 Business Plan continued the FCA’s theme of encouraging competition in the financial services industry, such as that seen in the updated Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) in 2015. In…


Why blockchain tech ‘could transform financial services forever’
posted on April 30, 2016


LendInvest gets access to £40m following deal with global investment bank
posted on April 28, 2016


Future of payments to be ‘defined by collaboration between banks and startups’
posted on April 20, 2016


UK FinTech industry to be given new government boost
posted on April 11, 2016


FCA keen to foster FinTech innovation with Regulatory Sandbox scheme
posted on April 11, 2016


UK FinTech ‘ripe for opportunities’
posted on April 11, 2016

city of london

UK FinTech firms urged to speak up in Brexit debate
posted on April 8, 2016


Blockchain a hot topic at Money20/20 Europe
posted on April 7, 2016

UCL money funding

E-lending platform EZBob raises £20m in Series C funding
posted on March 11, 2016

E-lending platform EZBob Ltd has raised £20m in Series C funding in a round led by Leumi Partners and Oaktree Capital Management. According to statement, the company will use the new funds to increase its lending capacity and continue to develop its technology platform. Tomer Guriel, CEO and co-founder of EZBob, said: “Raising investment from a leading…


UK FinTech investment ‘outpaced that of Germany by 398% in 2015’
posted on March 9, 2016


6 UK-based firms join UKTI FinTech trade delegation to US
posted on March 9, 2016


UK investment in FinTech ‘rose by 35%’ in 2015
posted on February 24, 2016


Banking giants and tech innovators join forces to discuss FinTech in HM Treasury event
posted on February 23, 2016


London FinTech startup WorldRemit lands $45m in funding
posted on February 10, 2016

UK high street

62% of people ‘would switch their bank account to a FinTech provider’
posted on February 9, 2016


Manchester FinTech firm Hello Soda expands to Bangkok and Singapore
posted on February 8, 2016


Increase in authorised e-money providers highlights boom in UK FinTech sector
posted on February 1, 2016