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CBI’s FinTech Stimulus For UK Business – Plus Loan Auction Latest

We are well past the new-kid-on-the-block era for alternative funding of UK businesses. Peer-to-peer (P2P) finance has evolved into a sector where most of the successful players look for profitable niche lending (in Money&Co.’s case – property-backing, music rights and litigation finance). But the broad-brush picture still sees a need for alternative funding. Witness the […]

Irresistible Crypto Force To Best Immovable Regulatory Object

Irresistible forces and immovable objects have a fair bit of history. Inevitably, the irresistible force ends up the winner. In FinTech, cryptos are the coming thing. And nothing, it seems, can stop them. The UK’s top financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is reduced to little more than whining in this report from our […]

European CBDC Moves – Plus Loan Offer News

Last week we wrote up news of the advent of Britcoin, the UK’s own central bank digital currency (CBDC). Today our friends at Finextra bring word of the latest CBDC developments in the European Union. The European Central Bank has hired ING’s global director of payments, Evelien Witlox, to head up its digital euro programme. […]

The Ever-Narrowing Gap Between AltFi and Mainstream Finance

The convergence between the “alternative” finance and the mainstream continues apace. This snippet of product news, brought to us by our friends at Finextra, is indicative of the general theme. Starling Bank has released a new feature that enables customers to make specific recurring bill payments from an alloted ‘Saving Space’, separate from their main […]

UK FinTech Sector Follows Boom Trail

The FinTech sector is undoubtedly booming. With buoyant funding levels, new product launches and acquisitions aplenty, our friends at Finextra report the latest. With VC investment in the UK’s financial technology sector soaring, Tech Nation has unveiled the 30 scaleups selected to participate in the fourth cohort of its fintech programme. The six-month government-backed programme […]

Digital Wallet Study Presages Future Of Money Transactions

The future is almost with us. Our friends at Finextra run a report on the biggest study of mobile wallets – the digital devices that store cryptocurrencies – in the world. Released by payments fintech Boku, with data from Juniper Research, the research reveals that Europe will be home to four of the ten fastest-growing countries for […]