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Facebook's fintech move: P2P payments via Messenger comes to the UK

Facebook's fintech move:  P2P payments via Messenger comes to the UK | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Facebook is making its first foray into finance in the UK with the launch of a new feature which lets users send and receive payments via Messenger.
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Monzo raises £71 million, doubling its valuation within 10 months

Monzo raises £71 million, doubling its valuation within 10 months | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
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British fintech lender Cashplus seeks banking licence

British fintech lender Cashplus seeks banking licence | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Cashplus said on Thursday it will soon apply for a UK banking licence as part of the British "fintech" firm's plan to step up its challenge to traditional banks.
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Banks should be worried about Amazon rather than fintech, says McKinsey

Banks should be worried about Amazon rather than fintech, says McKinsey | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
The global banking industry is failing to respond to a growing digital threat, that could also be harnessed to ramp up profits, according to McKinsey's annual
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UK fintech funding rebounds big time in Q3

UK fintech funding rebounds big time in Q3 | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
After a lackluster Q2 for the UK, the country's fintechs set a five-quarter record in terms of both VC funding and deal numbers in Q3 2017
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UK fintech startups are on track for a record-breaking year of investment

UK fintech startups are on track for a record-breaking year of investment | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Fintech startups in the UK are on track to attract a record amount of investment in 2017 new figures reveal, bucking concerns that Brexit could derail
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The Law Society partners with Seedrs to support legal sector innovators

The Law Society partners with Seedrs to support legal sector innovators | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
The Law Society seems to be trying to dispel the legal sector's association with dusty tomes and robes, announcing today that it has partnered with startup
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JP Morgan has acquired a fintech startup

JP Morgan has acquired a fintech startup | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
JP Morgan has splashed some cash on fintech, acquiring US online payments provider WePay.
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Nebeus plans P2P platform as part of ICO campaign

Nebeus plans P2P platform as part of ICO campaign | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
LONDON-BASED fintech platform Nebeus is planning to launch a peer-to-peer lending platform as part of its initial coin offering (ICO) campaign.
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P2P Property Platform Lendy Touts Profitable Year, Plans for Additional Growth | Crowdfund Insider

P2P Property Platform Lendy Touts Profitable Year, Plans for Additional Growth | Crowdfund Insider | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Lendy, the UK P2P property platform, has increased its pretax profits by 164% over the last year, rising from £1.04m to £2.74m, while turnover increased 10
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Fintech startup repurposes the infamous Brexit bus for a more truthful marketing campaign

Fintech startup repurposes the infamous Brexit bus for a more truthful marketing campaign | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Some say the infamous Brexit bus that erroneously claimed £350m a week gets sent to the Europe Union and instead suggested routing that into the NHS swayed the European referendum in 2016, as such it is no surprise a fintech startup is relying on the power of that very bus to get its message across.
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Europe's most active fintech investor wouldn't rule out investing in ICOs

Europe's most active fintech investor wouldn't rule out investing in ICOs | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Europe’s biggest fintech investor Index Ventures would not rule out putting cash into an initial coin offering (ICO) as the method of raising funds
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LendInvest steps-up institutional buy-to-let lending with Citi backing

LendInvest steps-up institutional buy-to-let lending with Citi backing | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Citi joins list of institutional investors
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Peer-to-peer lending platform @LendyP2P reaches £183m in total repayments to investors

Peer-to-peer lending platform @LendyP2P reaches £183m in total repayments to investors | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Lendy has reached a total of £183m in total repayments to investors
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P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter

P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported that new lending among its members equated to more than £700m in the third quarter of 2017.
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UK financial firms are innovating more than ever

UK financial firms are innovating more than ever | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
A boom in new fintech innovations saw UK financial services firms register a record number of trade marks in 2016, according to research. Companies in the sector registered 4,228 trade marks last year, up from 3,141 in 2011, professional services firm, RPC, found. Startups and established institutions are vying to stay ahead of their competitors, hoping to differentiate themselves by creating trade marks for individual products or suites of products, RPC said. 
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Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter gets stamp of approval from UK financial watchdog

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter gets stamp of approval from UK financial watchdog | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
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Financial services firms lack fintech strategies

Financial services firms lack fintech strategies | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
FEWER than half of financial services firms have a defined fintech strategy in place, research claims.
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RateSetter plans to launch IFISA this tax year

RateSetter plans to launch IFISA this tax year | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
RATESETTER has said it plans to apply to HMRC for ISA manager status and launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) before the end of the current tax year.
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Brits like getting into debt, but don’t get it - AltFi News

Brits like getting into debt, but don’t get it - AltFi News | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
New report from alternative credit bureau underlines lack of financial maturity among th
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£200m UK SME funding programme launched by ThinCats

£200m UK SME funding programme launched by ThinCats | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Lending platform ThinCats and parent company ESF Capital have introduced a £200m SME funding programme for British growth businesses.
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Fintech awareness is surprisingly low in the UK

Fintech awareness is surprisingly low in the UK | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Despite the high number of UK consumers who use financial products and the extent of financial services penetration in the country, awareness o
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£4.6bn - that's how much adopting fintech is saving UK businesses

£4.6bn - that's how much adopting fintech is saving UK businesses | Alternative Finance and FinTech | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are adopting financial technology (fintech) and making significant savings as a result, according to a survey conducted
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