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FinTech startup Yoyo Wallet gets £12m to expand across Europe


Survey: 22% of female tech founders not heard by male investors

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‘Connected finance’ app Curve hits £50m spend ahead of UK launch
“Coffee, networking and productivity”: Workspace disruptor ‘Lounge’ launches in London
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KPMG Venture Pulse report Q1 2017

KPMG report predicts increased investment in UK blockchain, AI and IoT startups
posted on April 11, 2017

Investor sentiment appears positive despite UK PM Theresa May triggering Article 50, with expectations of increased levels of activity set to take place across sectors such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

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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.


FinTech Monthly: £10.75m in VC funding, HSBC selfies, Samsung’s payments update & more
posted on October 3, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for September 2016 – your monthly round up of the top financial technology news. In this episode, we have DueCourse’s funding round, the partnership between Barclays and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a report on alternative finance by KPMG and more.


Top tech stats: fraud, the fastest growing UK tech firms & more
posted on September 10, 2016

Beth Daniel brings you your weekly round up of statistics relevant to the tech industry. This week, we have statistics relating to the alternative finance market, fraud, the fastest growing UK tech firms and how tech can impact our wellbeing.

FinTech Monthly Emily Aug 2016

FinTech Monthly: Privitar lands £3m, bitcoin hack, new FinTech incubator & more
posted on September 5, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for July 2016 – your monthly round up of the top financial technology news. This month, we filmed from the Funding Circle office in London. In this episode, we have Pritivar’s funding round, The Pulse of FinTech Report by KPMG and CB Insights, Barclays voice recognition and more.


VC investment in German FinTech ‘outpaced UK by 80%’ in Q2 2016
posted on August 17, 2016

UK-based FinTech firms received less venture capital funding than their German counterparts throughout Q2 2016.


Brexit ’caused over 40% fall’ in UK VC investment in Q2 2016
posted on July 19, 2016

UK venture capital investment fell more than 40% from Q1 2016 partly as a result of Brexit. According to CB Insights and KPMG Venture Pulse report Q2 2016, uncertainty around the Brexit referendum contributed to the decline in VC investment over the quarter. Many investors, the report adds, refrained from making investments, instead taking a…


6 UK corporates ranked in top 25 for startup collaboration in Europe
posted on June 9, 2016

Some six UK-based corporates have made Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars ranking, unveiled at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin today. The ranking, which reveals how big corporates such as Virgin, Sky, PwC, RBS, Unilever  and KPMG UK are working with startups, shows that an increasing number of industries – aside from tech – are…

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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…

KPMG CB Insights report

UK VC funding ‘down slightly’ in Q1 of 2016 amid global decline in investment
posted on April 13, 2016

UK-based startups raised $1.3bn in funding across 105 deals in the first quarter of this year, down slightly from Q4 2015. According to the ‘Venture Pulse Q1 2016: Global Analysis of Venture Funding’ report, produced by CB Insights and KPMG, UK funding accounted for approximately 36% of European VC funding throughout Q1. According to the report,…

Fintech Monthly: Future Finance raises £119m, KPMG Pulse Report, Android Pay and more
posted on March 31, 2016

Welcome to the FinTech Monthly for March 2016, filmed at Level 39 in London’s Canary Wharf. Investments Dublin-based Future Finance, Europe’s biggest student lender, raised £119m taking its total funds raised to £185m. The investment came from multiple firms, including QED Investors and Blackstone Group LP. The service, which launched in May 2014, has loaned over £25m to…

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

The UK surpassed Germany’s FinTech funding last year, according to a report produced by KMPG and CB Insights. The report, titled ‘The Pulse of FinTech, 2015 in Review: Global Analysis of FinTech Venture Funding,’ found that UK FinTech investment outpaced that of Germany by 398% in 2015 due to large funding deals by Funding Circle,…

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Starling Bank expands to Ireland as it eyes Europe
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posted on June 24, 2017

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posted on June 24, 2017