AltFi News - 03.03.17

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

Assetz Capital to double directors in 2017


Peer-to-peer platform Assetz Capital expects to double its number of regional relationship directors in 2017 for the second consecutive year. (Bridging and Commercial)

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Zopa mulls move into secured lending

Zopa is looking to expand into the secured auto finance space, where it sees an opportunity to grow its borrower base. (Peer2Peer Finance News)

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Peer-to-peer finance firm Folk2Folk launches new branch in Harrogate

Folk2Folk, the peer-to-peer business lending firm, has launched a new branch in Harrogate. (BDaily)

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Proplend receives full regulatory authorization from FCA

Proplend announced on Wednesday it received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for peer to peer lending. (CrowdFund Insider)

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First new clearing bank in 250 years enters UK market, ClearBank

As first reported by Banking Technology, there is a newcomer on the UK challenger bank scene, ClearBank. The bank has now gone on the record about its focus and strategy. (Banking Technology)

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Fintech Week 2017 set to showcase the UK’s strengths

FinTech Week 2017 will take place in April, with the aim of attracting more international investment into the sector, the chancellor has announced. (Peer2Peer Finance)

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Philip Hammond enlists Mark Carney and Simon Kirby for first UK FinTech conference

City minister Simon Kirby and Bank of England governor Mark Carney will join the chancellor at the conference, which will feature panels and workshops as well as opportunities for UK FinTech firms to pitch to global investors. (CITY A.M.)

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