Author Archives: Martin Baker

Bounce-Back Scheme Offers (Relatively) Good News – Plus Loans Latest

Act first, reflect later. That seems to have been the motto of the UK government during the pandemic. It’s a strategy that’s worked very well for vaccinations, but the attempts to throw money at the financial services sector appear to be just that, and little more. Our friends at AltFi report some (relatively) good news: […]

New Property-Backed Offer Lands On Site – Plus Other Loan News

A new loan offering, a tranche of credit for regular borrower, WeBuyAnyHome.com, has landed on the Money&Co. website. The loan is rated A+ and will pay a fixed rate of 7% for a term of 36 months. It’s currently 16 per cent funded. WeBuyAnyHome.com is a leading home-buying company and one of few, cash-funded, home-buying companies in the […]

FinTech’s Crypto Offering Moves Towards Mainstream – Plus Loan Latest

Digital bank Revolut is in the vanguard of bringing the alternative-finance sector into the mainstream. Its latest move takes it closer to becoming a one-stop-shop for all of its users’ financial needs. Our friends at AltFi carry the tale: The fintech, which is well on its way to becoming a financial ‘super app’, has added 11 […]

FinTech Earlybird Investors Reap Rich Rewards – Plus Loan Latest

Today we bring news of success for early FinTech investors. Crowdfundinsider reprises the news: Six early investors in UK stock trading app Freetrade have seen their stakes in the firm surge to be valued at around £1 million after the business saw its valuation increase to over £265 million, according to a report in the Telegraph. The reported returns […]

Cryptoland M&A Activity Surges – Plus Loan Latest

After an unsurprisingly difficult 2020, this year is set to show solid growth in crypto-related mergers and acquisitions, according to extensively quoted research from PWC. The data shows that the crypto M&A sector more than doubled last year to $1.1 billion from 2019 figures. This year’s surge in crypto prices is leading a major boom […]