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Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMy gets £2m

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A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech

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Software testing leader TestPlant appoints Dr. John Bates as CEO
CreditLadder appoints Proptech Expert Sheraz Dar as new CEO
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Team_Monzo

Challenger bank Monzo announces £19.5m investment
posted 23 hours ago

Challenger bank Monzo has announced a £19.5m Series B round from venture capital firms Thrive Capital, Passion Capital and Orange Digital Ventures.

London FinTech

Investment in UK FinTech ‘declined by more than 85%’ in 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Investment into UK FinTech companies declined by more than 85% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a recent report by KPMG.

Reports

Top tech stats: tech salaries on the rise, northern tech gender gap increases & more
posted on February 18, 2017

Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

Robo-advisor

Here’s how robots are transforming traditional banking services
posted on February 16, 2017

Peter Kirk, head of distribution and marketing services at Accenture, explores how robots are transforming the traditional banking environment.

investments

UK FinTech firms ‘raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016’
posted on February 15, 2017

UK FinTech startups raised $173m across 16 deals in Q4 2016, up $95m from Q3, according to a report by CB Insights.

business payment

FinTech startup Pleo tops up Seed round with $3.25m from Creandum
posted on February 15, 2017

Pleo, a London and Copenhagen-based smart company payments startup, has raised a $3.25m round led by Creandum.

FinTech thriving

Forget the funding decline, FinTech’s still thriving
posted on February 13, 2017

James Allgrove at Stripe looks at the state of the UK’s FinTech scene following research that funding into the sector diminished last year.

Online banking

A balancing act: How FinTech startups can tread the line between disruption and trust
posted on February 10, 2017

Michael Quirke, senior consultant at Brand Union, explores how FinTech startups can disrupt the sector whilst maintaining a trustworthy reputation when dealing with peoples’ money.

FTM Feb 17

FinTech Monthly: Seedcamp sells stake in TransferWise, a new FinTech VC launches in London & more
posted on February 9, 2017

Welcome to FinTech Monthly. Your roundup of last month’s top financial technology news brought to you by Tech City News and law firm Gowling WLG. This month’s stories include,FinTech funding rounds, an acquisition, a new FinTech VC, bitcoin’s price spike and more.

Ollie Purdue, Loot founder

Ollie Purdue talks FinTech, forced fun and founding a startup aged 23
posted on February 8, 2017

We spoke to Ollie Purdue, founder and CEO of money management app Loot, about retaining tech talent, attracting VC funding and managing personal finance.

Deal

Investment in UK FinTech startups ‘drops by 33.7% in 2016’
posted on February 8, 2017

Some $783m was invested in UK FinTech startups in 2016, representing a 33.7% decline since 2015.

peter-rippon

FinTech firm OpenGamma gets $1m from Japan Exchange Group
posted on February 1, 2017

FinTech startup OpenGamma has received $1m in funding from the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) in return for a minority stake in the business.

Editor's picks

podcasting revolution

Here’s how your tech firm can exploit the podcasting revolution
posted 57 mins ago

Lee Evans - SurveyMe

Cheshire-based mobile app SurveyMy gets £2m
posted 2 hours ago

TWIT - Emily 23.02.17

A £12m series B, a £57.5m fund for Northern SMEs, a hoverbike and more in The Week in Tech
posted 5 hours ago

Team_Monzo

Challenger bank Monzo announces £19.5m investment
posted 23 hours ago

hostmaker

Hostmaker raises £5m Series A from French VC firm Ventech
posted on February 23, 2017

caspar

EXCLUSIVE: AR startup Zappar lands $3.75m Series A
posted on February 23, 2017