In the news - 02.10.15

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

McKinsey warns banks that FinTech startups and Alternative Finance pose threat to traditional banking's profits

McKinsey has warned banks that FinTech startups are a threat to traditional banking’s profits, giving them a choice: fight them or join them. Between 20 and 60 per cent of banks’ profits are at risk, by falling margins as much as market share lost to the new competition, the report suggests. (City A.M.)

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Peer-to-peer business loans to hit £12bn in 2020

The alternative finance market could grow 10-fold in the next five years, according to a study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and payments firm Fiserv. (The Telegraph)

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GLI Finance net asset value up, returns running ahead of target

GLI Finance on Monday said its net asset value grew in the first half and said its annualised return on equity is running ahead of its guidance. GLI, which invests in small and smaller-sized finance companies, said its net asset value per share at June 30 was 52.48 pence, compared to 51.00 pence at the end of December. (London South East)

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Innovate Finance heads to Manchester to forge FinTech links

FinTech association Innovate Finance has sent a delegation to Manchester to forge a new connection with the city as part of its regional strategy to unite and promote technology hubs across the UK. (Tech City News)

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European Investment Bank plans to lend £100m to UK SMEs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is planning to lend £100m to UK small business through the popular online lender Funding Circle, suggesting the acceptance of peer-to-peer lending is gaining traction. (SME Insider)

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Canary Wharf takes over as London's hottest FinTech spot

According to property giant CBRE, Canary Wharf is the new epicentre of London FinTech, with 13 of the capital's 140 recently-launched FinTech startups choosing the E14 postcode. (City A.M.)

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UK FinTech firm Hello Soda expands to USA to revolutionise financial markets

Revolutionary UK FinTech company, Hello Soda has announced its expansion into the United States with the opening of a New York office and recruitment of two new heads of sales. (Business Money)

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FinTech firm AccessPay predicts 400% growth

Payment automation company AccessPay is predicting 400% growth for this year, its strongest year of growth since it was founded in 2012. (CBR)

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