AltFi News - 07.04.17

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech world

FinTech startup Quantexa lands $3.3m Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC


Quantexa, a data analytics company, has announced the completion of a $3.3m Series A funding round led by Albion Ventures and HSBC. (Startups)

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Orca launches P2P due diligence platform for advisers

Peer-to-peer (P2P) investment research and analysis provider Orca has launched a platform offering standardised metrics to help advisers and investors compare P2P investments. (Professional Adviser)

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Three lenders join Association of Alternative Business Finance

Invoice Cycle, Merchant Money and Reward Finance Group are the latest newcomers to the AABF, which was introduced in February. (B&C)

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UK Bond Network unveils IFISA with 1pc cashback sweetener

UK Bond Network joined the innovative finance ISA providers’ league on Tuesday, launching a tax-free wrapper that will offer interest rates of between seven per cent and 12 per cent per year on a minimum £5,000 investment. (Peer2Peer Finance News)

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JPMorgan Chase pumped $600m into fintech in 2016

JPMorgan Chase spent around $600 million on emerging fintech solutions last year, says the bank's CEO Jamie Dimon in a letter to shareholders which also mentions an API store and some "interesting developments" in the bill payments department. (Finextra)

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Chancellor Philip Hammond wants to sell British fintech to India post-Brexit

Britain's top financial policymakers began a two-day visit to India on Tuesday, hoping to promote Britain's booming fintech sector abroad as Brexit looms. (Business Insider)

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P2P lending platform Landbay reduces product rates & fees

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay has reportedly reduced its product rates and fees. According to various sources, Landbay’s rates are now starting at 3.39% for a 2-year fix and 3.59% for a 5-year fix, with arrangement fees up to 75% on standard products, which were cut from 1.75% to 1.5%. (Crowdfund Insider)

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