Tag Archives: mainstream

Mainstream To Take AltFi Sector On Trust

The ever-changing world of Alternative Finance raises all sorts of issues as it rushes headlong towards the mainstream. To complete that journey the world at large must place its trust in the new-fangles sub-sector. Our friends at AltFi opine on the topic of trust in FinTech. The question of consumer trust in financial services came […]

Best Of Both Worlds? New Bridge Between Mainstream And Crypto

A side-effect of the growing convergence between the mainstream and cryptocurrencies is a curiosity and a desire amongst more and more people to find a way to invest. Crowdfundinsider runs a feature interview with Danial Daychopan, CEO and Founder of UK-based Plutus, a financial services provider that aims to bridge that gap between traditional fiat currencies and […]

2021: The Bitcoin-led Assault On The Mainstream Gets Serious

The bitcoin-led assault on mainstream finance continues. This set of prognostication comes from our friends at Crowdfundinsider. This is piece, partially featured already in our News section, is one we roundly endorse. Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrency platforms such as Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Chainlink (LINK), and Polkadot (DOT) […]

US Player Makes Bold Statement Of Inward UK FinTech Investment Intent

Today, we bring news of a very strong statement of intent from a new North American player looking to invest in the UK Fintech sector. The timing is bold: many players have been struggling; the early form of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is disappearing in favour of niche lending to businesses with asset-backing pretty much a […]

Mainstream Still Seeking Way Forward For AltFi Investments

Mainstream finance’s enthusiasm for the direct-lending sub-sector of alternative finance has understandably abated after some poor investment experiences. AltFi reports the latest on a long-running saga involving an investment trust that’s been seeking a stable way forward for some time:  Pollen Street Secured Lending (PSSL) has appointed Waterfall Asset Management to be its delegated portfolio manager, […]

Mainstream Investors Continue Focus On FinTech Sector

Mainstream investors are of course paying more and more attention to FinTech opportunities. As part of the continuing theme we offer an extract from entirely uncontroversial opinion piece in AltFi that cites classics, such as “exit routes” as being desirable. Home truths… Research from Innovate Finance shows that investment in UK fintech dropped by 39% in the […]

The Search For FinTech Investment: FCA Pushes Institutional Route

The FinTech sector is agile and far less affected by the horrors of Covid-19 than many more mainstream sectors of the economy. Nevertheless, many FinTechs are seeking niche business models, often involving secured lending (in the case of direct lenders) and are looking for consolidation and to bolster their capital reserves. News reaches us from […]