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September 2018

28.09.2018 - Revolut to bid for fresh European licence as it reveals losses


21.09.2018 - LendInvest raises $39.5m


14.09.2018 - Government announces new measures to boost funding for 

                     small businesses


07.09.2018 - Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle to list on London exchange


 

August 2018

31.08.2018 - No P2P applications to FCA rejected but most are withdrawn,
                     data reveals


24.08.2018 - Bank of England chief economist warns AI will kick us out of jobs


17.08.2018 - UK government plows £71m into London tech as part of £780m package


10.08.2018 - Financial Conduct Authority launches 'global fintech sandbox’


03.08.2018 - Tougher P2P lending rules proposed over poor practice concerns


 

July 2018

27.07.2018 - P2P Global writes off investment in URICA


20.07.2018 - French central bank investigates UK fintech Brexit contigency plans


13.07.2018 - Croydon has most high-risk mortgage lending


06.07.2018 - Peer-to-Peer lender Zopa back in the black


 

June 2018

29.06.2018 - Nationwide launches £50m fintech fund


22.06.2018 - Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter to raise £30m as London float looms


15.06.2018 - UK launches £2.5bn startup initiative


08.06.2018 - BoE to make banks publish death plans to avoid repeat of 

                      Lehman contagion


01.06.2018 - Bank of England bitcoin rival would "strengthen" effects of 

                     monetary policy changes


 

May 2018

25.05.2018 - Millennials dominate European P2P lending


18.05.2018 - Fintech is now the most popular sector among high-net-worth investors


11.05.2018 - Funding Circle hires first female NED ahead of £2bn float


04.05.2018 - Fintech sector to swell to more than 100,000 employees by 2030


 

April 2018

27.04.2018 - Global FinTech funding hits record $5.4bn in Q1


20.04.2018 - £80m lent through Funding Circle ISA


13.04.2018 - Lloyd's report exposes the insurance problems facing some sharing

                     economy businesses


06.04.2018 - LDF snapped up by US giant in "first step" of UK expansion


 

March 2018

30.03.2018 - TSB to start linking to rivals' loan deals online in bid to boost competition


23.03.2018 - Britain introduces crypto task force to foster FinTech innovation


16.03.2018 - RateSetter sees over 5,000 IFISA accounts opened in first month


09.03.2018 - Digital challengers leave incumbents trailing in Best British Bank awards


02.03.2018 - Will lenders on Collateral UK, the disgraced P2P site, 

                     get their money back?


 

February 2018

23.02.2018 - Peer-to-peer business lending up 51%


16.02.2018 - RateSetter launches ISA paying up to 6%


09.02.2018 - Investment in UK FinTech grew 150% in 2017


02.02.2018 - GoCompare opens up APIs to FinTech firms


 

January 2018

26.01.2018 - RateSetter stops accepting new unsecured business loan applications


19.01.2018 - MoneyThing readies IFISA launch for current tax year


12.01.2018 - Goji secures multi-million-pound backing from global FinTech investors


 

December

22.12.2017 - Study shows millennials are gambling on Bitcoin investment


15.12.2017 - Financial Technology may cause next crisis if it isn't regulated better


08.12.2017 - Bank of England secretly warned courts over insurers' Brexit concerns


01.12.2017 - Bitcoin not big enough to threaten world economy, BoE deputy says

 

News items from 2017

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