In the news - 22.07.16

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Can London remain a FinTech hub post-Brexit?

The UK may still be reeling from the most divisive vote to rock the country in a generation. Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the nation has plunged into a period of uncertainty.  (

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Can it really be “business as usual”?

How are marketplace lending platforms really faring in these uncertain times? I was a huge fan of ArchOver CEO Angus Dent’s heart-on-sleeve response to the UK’s Leave vote. He began by simply calling the outcome “a disaster for this country.” He finished by saying: “What a waste of all the hard work.” (AltFi)

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P2P Platform MarketInvoice Raises £7.2 Million in Post Brexit Funding

MarketInvoice has announced raising £7.2 million in a funding round led by MCI.TechVentures Fund of MCI Capital, a listed Polish private equity group. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Santander InnoVentures to invest further $100m in FinTech

Santander InnoVentures has secured a further $100m from Santander Group to invest in minority stakes in financial technology startups. This adds to the $100m originally allocated to the London-based FinTech venture capital fund, which launched in 2014. (Tech City News)

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One of the hottest areas of finance now has its own stock market index

One of the most exciting areas of finance now has its own stock market index. Nasdaq and KBW launched a new fintech index on July 18, 2016. (Business Insider UK)

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Oxford economist John Kay: Where the opportunities are for fintech

The star economist at Oxford University is bullish on fintech, believing certain areas of the City are set for huge change. Large scale financial services firms are still ripe for disruption, according to the economist John Kay, who believes the City of London and other major financial centres have taken a wrong turn. (AltFi)

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When Banks and FinTech Collide

All things evolve. Living creatures evolve, whether they are people and animals or plants: They change to adapt to their surroundings. (ABL Advisor)

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