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July 2019

26.07.2019 - Fintech launches jargon-busting investment app for millennials

19.07.2019 - Fintech startup Curve raises $55m

12.07.2019 - Landbay announces £1bn funding to support buy-to-let lending

05.07.2019 - Funding Circle shares dive on growth warning


June 2019

28.06.2019 - Growthdeck raises £3.5m as it looks to triple investor base in four years

21.06.2019 - Irish fintech Swoop awarded €5.6m under RBS bailout fund scheme

14.06.2019 - LendInvest completes UK's first fintech securitisation with £259m transaction

07.06.2019 - FCA limits investor exposure to P2P


May 2019

31.05.2019 - US open banking fintech Plaid confirms UK launch

24.05.2019 - Bank hub to create 500 roles in fintech

17.05.2019 - UK becomes world's top fintech hub as startups rake in £4.5bn

10.05.2019 - Financial services incumbents will vie with start-ups and tech giants for £100bn prize by 2030

03.05.2019 - Should traditional banks be scared of Monzo?


April 2019

26.04.2019 - Fintech startup Tully launches to solve UK’s consumer debt problem

18.04.2019 - ClearScore partners with Raisin UK for new savings accounts

12.04.2019 - LendInvest scoops up £200m from HSBC to launch residential home mortgages

05.04.2019 - City watchdog issues warning on investing in peer-to-peer loans


March 2019

29.03.2019 - Esme Loans to support sole traders with lending solutions

22.03.2019 - Four arrested following collapse of London Capital & Finance

15.03.2019 - Majority of young adults have never heard of an IFISA

08.03.2019 - Fintech firms to face increased scrutiny as regulators fear pace of change, KPMG warns

01.03.2019 - London Stock Exchange leads £15m investment in Fintech firm


February 2019

22.02.2019 - London FinTech raises monster $75m

15.02.2019 - Kuflink launches secondary market

08.02.2019 - P2P firm shuts platform

01.02.2019 - Revolut backers pour $30m into new fintech startup


January 2019

25.01.2019 - Growth Street scores £7.5m scale-up round led by Merian Chrysalis

18.01.2019 - Greater Manchester FinTech secures £75m credit facility

11.01.2019 - LendInvest lends record £83m to property investors in December


December 2018

21.12.2018 - TransferWise chairman sees 'zero' risk from Brexit

14.12.2018 - UK fintech startup Weswap pulls the plug on 2018 London IPO plans

07.12.2018 - FinTech pioneer gets green light to launch digital bank


November 2018

30.11.2018 - New Open Banking platform for lenders aims to speed up income verification

23.11.2018 - Bitcoin for payments a distant dream as usage dries up

16.11.2018 - Fintech startup Revolut is in talks to raise $500m from Softbank

09.11.2018 - UK banks publish fintech collaboration toolkit

02.11.2018 - Trendy challenger bank Monzo is Britain’s latest unicorn startup


October 2018

26.10.2018 - Eight out of ten Brits wary of fintech

19.10.2018 - UK startups hold onto Europe's venture crown with £1.4bn in funding

12.10.2018 - Western Union launches Transferwise rival service in UK

05.10.2018 - LendInvest launches Bridge to Term transition service


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



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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