AltFi News - 07.10.16

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Small business lender iwoca lands £46m in Series C equity and debt

 

Iwoca, the Startups 100-featured small business lending platform, has raised £21m in Series C equity led by Prime Ventures, alongside a £25m dent facility via a syndicate led by Shawbrook Bank. (Startups)


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Zopa announces securitisation of loans


A securitisation of loans originated through Zopa has received the highest debut rating for any issuance backed by peer-to-peer loans. (Bridging and Commercial)


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Everyone's massively underestimating fintech in capital markets


The application of fintech in capital markets is being vastly underestimated by both banks and startups as other areas of banking steal the spotlight - and funding - new research reveals. (City A.M.)


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Fintech's 'Third Wave' Is Coming, And It Will Change Everything


Earlier this year, I wrote that “Fintech Is Hot, But The Demise Of Traditional Banking Has Been Greatly Exaggerated.” In that piece, I argued that the fintech startups that managed to eventually partner with traditional banking, rather than try to disrupt it, would be the ones to emerge victorious in the long-term. (Forbes)


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How alternative finance can offer a better banking future


Do you know where your money is? If you immediately think of cash, then there’s a good chance you’ve just patted a pocket or looked in a purse to reassure yourself. But if you thought of your savings and investments, then there’s actually a good chance you have no idea where your money is – other than to draw the quick (and misleading) conclusion that it is “safely in the bank”. (The Conversation)


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A London startup that helps finance firms manage risk in a $600 trillion market just raised $13.3 million


OpenGamma, a fintech startup that helps finance firms manage risk and capital in the derivatives market, has raised $13.3 million (£10.4 million). (Business Insider UK)


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