AltFi News - 04.11.16

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NatWest strikes deals to pass on unwanted business 


NatWest has struck a deal with “alternative” lenders to provide financing to companies that fall short of its lending criteria as the bank comes under the spotlight for its alleged mistreatment of small businesses. (Subscription required) (Financial Times)

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Consumer trust haunts fintech despite growing adoption

Bank customers are actively turning to fintech start-ups in order to fulfill their financial needs. More than half of all banking customers have now started using fintechs but while they are gaining momentum they are yet to overcome trust issues. (Computer Business Review)

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Beauhurst conduct review of investment in UK startups and high-growth companies

We have analysed all equity investment in UK startups and high-growth companies between 1 July - 30 September 2016. (Beauhurst)

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Fintech startup has completes its first big deal

B10X Future Technologies, the fintech startup founded by former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, has signed a deal with challenger bank Virgin Money to build a new digital banking platform. (Business Insider UK)

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Funding Circle smashes its own UK monthly origination record

Leading small business lending platform Funding Circle topples UK’s monthly origination record, lends £95m in October. (AltFi News)

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Switzerland eyes Europe’s fintech crown with lower regulation

Switzerland hopes to overtake European rivals as a hub for financial technology with a licensing regime that would free companies in the sector from the regulatory burdens facing banks. (Subscription required) (Financial Times)

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UK challenger Pockit reaches 100,000 customer mark

UK challenger “neo-bank” Pockit says it now has 100,000 customers, “nearly twice as many” as three of its rivals – Monzo, Atom and Tandem – “combined”. (Banking Technology)

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