Tag Archives: mainstream

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 […]

Digital Economy Deals Show The Way Ahead

It’s too early to tell definitively, but the strong indications are that the digital economy is robust and leading the way forward for business in the UK. Money&Co., for example, has been operating smoothly under lockdown – and, as we see today in the following report from our friends at AltFi, deals are being done. […]

A Rose Amongst Mainstream AltFi-Investing Thorns

We revert to a familiar theme: mainstream investment into the alternative finance sector. Our friends at AltFi reports on a rose amongst thorns. Listed fintech VC fund Augmentum Fintech is joining two key FTSE Russell indices on 19 June as it is now counted among the 620 largest-listed companies on the London Stock Exchange. Augmentum will be added to […]

Mainstream Finds AltFi Investment Tastes Sweet

Regular readers will be aware of our reporting on the way mainstream finance has invested – often rashly and prematurely – in the alternative finance sector. After a long period of difficulty, things appear to be turning round for publicly listed investment fund, Honeycomb Investment Trust. The fund has seen an increase in institutional investor […]