AltFi News - 14.04.17

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

London confirmed as fintech world leader


London has managed to maintain its pole position as the strongest fintech hub in the world for the second year in a row, but regulators need to ensure they strike the right balance to allow the sector to thrive amidst growing competition, the City of London Corporation has warned. (Peer2Peer Finance News)

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Fintech is now worth £7 billion to Britain's economy and employs 60,000 people

Chancellor Philip Hammond will say on Wednesday that the UK needs to strengthen its fintech sector in the wake of Brexit to help achieve the government's ambition for a "global Britain." (Business Insider)

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A new fintech hub is coming to the Square Mile as the City of London eyes tech startups

The City is ramping up its efforts to attract innovative technology firms to the Square Mile with plans to set up a new fintech hub. (City A.M.)

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Brexit failed to derail the Financial Conduct Authority's fintech sandbox - in fact, it's expanding

The City watchdog is expanding its scheme to help innovative startups working in the financial sector get to market, saying the vote to leave the EU failed to deter ambitious new companies. (City A.M.)

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Lloyds updates on fintech mentoring scheme

Last year, Lloyds Banking Group announced the launch of a new mentoring scheme that sees FinTech start-ups benefit from the broad expertise of its colleagues from across the Group. (Finextra)

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FCA extends robo-advice work in fintech push

The types of firm that can approach the FCA for help developing new robo-advice products has been expanded. (Portfolio Adviser)

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Assetz Capital provides £30m for renewable energy projects

Assetz Capital has provided £30m in funds for the development of renewable energy projects throughout the UK. (Bridging & Commercial)

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Suffolk-based FinTech platform Fleximize secures £16.3m in debt funding

Online funding platform Fleximize has received £16.3m in debt funding from Hadrian’s Wall Investments Limited. (Tech City News)

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Why fintech should think beyond banking the unbankable

Fintech may be the key to solving the world's biggest problems, and it starts with turning our global economic model on its head. (Growth Business)

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