Monthly Archives: March 2021

Equity Crowdfunding Merger Hits Rocks. Plus Loan Latest

Further to yesterday’s news item, the big equity crowdfunding deal on the other side of the alternative-finance fence has hit the regulatory rocks. AltFi reports: Just hours after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) threw a wrench in Seedrs and Crowdcube’s plan to merge, both platforms have agreed to terminate the merger. “We’re obviously disappointed with the CMA’s findings but we […]

Banks Have Far To Go In Love-Hate FinTech Relationship – Plus Loan Latest

The mainstream of financial services has a love-hate relationship with those in alternative finance. It’s a familiar tale of the establishment seeking to assimilate the rebels and smooth off the rough edges. The early days of many FinTech companies saw a weird relationship with the banks, who simultaneously courted and envied their success -and attempted […]