In the news - 18.12.15

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

SyndicateRoom named one of KPMG's Top 100 FinTech innovators


KPMG announced its Top 100 FinTech innovators this week, and SyndicateRoom has been highlighted as one of the global industry’s ‘Emerging Stars’. (SyndicateRoom)

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Will Brits actually adopt FinTech? YouGov research says no

The much hyped ‘digital disruption’ in the UK banking sector appears to be a non-event for the majority of consumers, who remain steadfastly unimpressed by noisy new entrants and new-fangled tech. (Finextra)

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Global FinTech investment booms as banks jump in


Investment in FinTech firms is expected to jump 66% to over US$20bn in 2015, with a fresh batch of Chinese firms sharing the rewards, according to a new report released by KPMG and Australia's H2 Ventures. (Finextra)

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China overtakes UK in global FinTech race


Seven of the world’s most successful 50 FinTech companies are now from China, threatening to overshadow the UK as a leading hub for digital start-ups. (FT)

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Skills shortage and access to finance top concerns for UK entrepreneurs

Difficulty obtaining finance and a general skills shortage risk undermining Britain’s start-up revolution, the Institute of Directors has warned. (Fresh Business Thinking)

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P2P lender Zopa eyes £500m valuation


The peer-to-peer lender Zopa is being advised by JP Morgan on a funding round aimed at raising roughly £70m. (Sky News)

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Industry must solve alternative finance knowledge gap


The alternative finance industry needs to do more to reach out to advisers, according to financial research firm Intelligent Partnership. (FT Adviser)

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European Investment Fund and FinTech lender iwoca sign €60m deal to fund UK small businesses


The European Investment Fund (EIF) and alternative lender iwoca have signed an agreement to provide funding to more than 3,000 UK small businesses, the parties have announced. (Growth Business)

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The Alternative Finance Industry Report 2015/16


Intelligent Partnership has released 'The Alternative Finance Industry Report 2015/2016'. The report outlines and defines what alternative finance is, where it sprang from and where it is today. The report assesses some of the risks of investing and dives deep into the diverse alternative finance investment universe. (Intelligent Partnership)

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