AltFi News - 18.04.19

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech
In the news this week
Raisin UK has announced a partnership with UK’s credit checking service ClearScore. The partnership will enable ClearScore users to apply for savings accounts through Raisin UK via their ClearScore account. In other news, The House Crowd has launched a new product aimed at younger investors. The new brand called Money Mog offers annual returns of up to 5.5 per cent on P2P investments secured by UK property. Meanwhile, US FinTech giant Credit Karma is investing heavily in the UK.
ClearScore partners with Raisin UK for new savings accounts



Raisin UK has announced a partnership with UK’s credit checking service ClearScore in a bid to integrate into ClearScore’s website and mobile applications, thereby providing Clearscore’s customer base with access to the Raisin UK marketplace. (IBS intelligence)
The House Crowd launches new brand targeting younger investors
The House Crowd is launching a new brand that allows people to invest small amounts into its peer-to-peer loans on a monthly basis. The new product, called Money Mog, is targeting younger investors and offers annual returns of up to 5.5 per cent on P2P investments secured by UK property. (P2P Finance News)
Fintech firm Finablr looks to raise $200m in race towards London IPO
Financial technology firm Finablr is set to press ahead with its listing on the London Stock Exchange as Europe's public markets finally warm up after a sluggish start to 2019. (The Telegraph)
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Fintech giant Credit Karma takes 'big swing' in UK and triples staff numbers
One of the largest private US financial technology companies Credit Karma has signalled it will be investing heavily in the UK and bulking up its teams, in a push to “win the market”. (The Telegraph)
UK fintech group R8 raises $5m
UK FinTech group R8 Limited has raised in excess of $5 million in an oversubscribed fundraising round. Existing shareholders of R8, led by Jonathan Rowland and a number of new investors who have backed companies in the high-growth and FinTech areas, were also involved at this stage. (UKTN)
Stat of the Week
An extra £200 million is being made available to businesses through funds supported by the British Business Bank
Coinbase launches crypto Visa debit card in the UK
US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has partnered with Apto Payments to bring a new cryptocurrency Visa debit card to the UK, reports Jane Connolly. (FinTech Futures)
Quote of the Week
"If we limit P2P lending to sophisticated investors, we destroy much of the point of it; potentially even killing the industry."
Frazer Fearnhead, The House Crowd
Money&Co to launch IFISA-eligible portfolio product
Money&Co is introducing a managed portfolio product that it says will offer extra security to investors by ensuring more diversification. (P2P Finance News)
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