In the news - 08.07.16

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

SyndicateRoom wins Alternative Finance Provider of the Year 2016 at the High Potential Business Awards

The High Potential Business Awards for 2016 took place in London on June 22nd, where leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom was named Alternative Finance Provider of the Year for 2016. (The Marketing Eye)

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GLI Finance Louise Beaumont says the industry is becoming increasingly dog eat dog

Like all parts of financial services, the alternative finance sector is coming to terms with the post-referendum landscape and what the Brexit decision means for the future. (CITY A.M.)

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Crowdcube is eyeing a massive new round of investment via crowdfunding

Crowdcube is defying the Brexit jitters raising its own new round of funding via, where else, but its own round of crowdfunding.One of the early pioneers of the equity crowdfunding concept, the site has revealed ambitious new plans to raise more than £5m from investors. (CITY A.M.)

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Berlin bids to replace London as post-Brexit fintech capital

From the moment that Britain voted to leave the EU, financiers across the continent began disagreeing on what it meant for London’s banks. Germany’s digital entrepreneurs are not only convinced that London is finished, but also believe they are poised to wrest its crown as Europe’s centre of fintech. This confidence is particularly strong in Berlin, the cradle of Germany’s tech industry. (Financial Times - subscription required)

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BREXIT: Fintechs call for 'Brexit blueprint'

The UK government has been called on to deliver a "Brexit blueprint" that guarantees UK financial technology companies continued access to the EU single market and which provides for "financial services passporting" in light of the UK's vote to leave the EU. (

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Leading fintech players predict 'Brexodus' of London firms following EU vote

Britain's decision to leave the EU has signalled the end of London’s status as the cradle of financial technology (fintech), according to leading operators in the sector. (PropertyEU)

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Brexit breeds opportunities for UK fintech

Far from being an economic disaster, a British exit from Europe could be the best thing that's ever happened to UK fintech, says Michael Jackson, partner at Mangrove Capital and former COO at Skype. (Finextra)

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30% of the UK’s fintech human capital is from the EU and overseas, says Innovate Finance

UK leader in fintech, Innovate Finance, surveyed its members after the vote to leave in order to understand how businesses are feeling during this time of uncertainty. Despite programmes such as Project Innovate and the Regulatory Sandbox being put in place, the results of the referendum has dampened attitudes towards the future of fintech in London. (Bobs Guide)

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Challenger banks unfazed by Brexit - PwC

The widely expected post-Brexit recession does not appear to be putting off challenger banks looking to launch in the UK, says PwC. (Finextra)

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