AltFi News - 07.10.16

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Small business lender iwoca lands £46m in Series C equity and debt


Iwoca, the Startups 100-featured small business lending platform, has raised £21m in Series C equity led by Prime Ventures, alongside a £25m dent facility via a syndicate led by Shawbrook Bank. (Startups)

read more

Zopa announces securitisation of loans

A securitisation of loans originated through Zopa has received the highest debut rating for any issuance backed by peer-to-peer loans. (Bridging and Commercial)

read more

Everyone's massively underestimating fintech in capital markets

The application of fintech in capital markets is being vastly underestimated by both banks and startups as other areas of banking steal the spotlight - and funding - new research reveals. (City A.M.)

read more

Fintech's 'Third Wave' Is Coming, And It Will Change Everything

Earlier this year, I wrote that “Fintech Is Hot, But The Demise Of Traditional Banking Has Been Greatly Exaggerated.” In that piece, I argued that the fintech startups that managed to eventually partner with traditional banking, rather than try to disrupt it, would be the ones to emerge victorious in the long-term. (Forbes)

read more

How alternative finance can offer a better banking future

Do you know where your money is? If you immediately think of cash, then there’s a good chance you’ve just patted a pocket or looked in a purse to reassure yourself. But if you thought of your savings and investments, then there’s actually a good chance you have no idea where your money is – other than to draw the quick (and misleading) conclusion that it is “safely in the bank”. (The Conversation)

read more

A London startup that helps finance firms manage risk in a $600 trillion market just raised $13.3 million

OpenGamma, a fintech startup that helps finance firms manage risk and capital in the derivatives market, has raised $13.3 million (£10.4 million). (Business Insider UK)

read more


The Marketing Eye says


Click here for more news and insights from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech



Need help with marketing?

Contact us today and we can help you develop a marketing strategy that drives quality engagement in your business.

Download our app

app store
google play app store


Take our instant marketing healthcheck

Simply answer a few questions and you'll receive an assessment of your current
performance and specific advice on where your marketing focus should be.

Click here to take the test


Get in touch. We’re here to help

T 01825 765617 E W

3 More London Riverside London SE1 2RE

Operations Centre 122-126 High Street Uckfield TN22 1PX

Take the first step

To find out more about how we can help you grow faster, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you.  Or try our instant marketing healthcheck, it's free!

Request a call