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ComplyAdvantage Rebrands to Mimiro, Raises $30M to Fight Financial Crime
Phil Oakley  
1/30/2019   2 comments
ComplyAdvantage – or is that Mimiro? – uses machine learning to help compliance teams know who they're doing business with.
Fintech Scaleup MarketInvoice Raises 26M
Phil Oakley  
1/21/2019   Post a comment
The company, which provides funding options for companies in need of cash, has provided funding worth 2 billion in total to more than 170,00 companies.
Tide & ClearBank Partnering on New Business Banking Product
Phil Oakley  
1/16/2019   1 comment
Tide and ClearBank have applied for a grant from RBS's Alternative Remedies package, which they hope to use to build a better business banking product.
Manchester-Based Fintech Firm AccessPay Raises 9M
Phil Oakley  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
AccessPay processes 40 million transactions a year and has over 500 corporate customers using its SaaS fintech platform.
Poll: Which Tech Sector Will Attract the Most Investment in 2019?
Phil Oakley  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
Will blockchain finally come into the mainstream in 2019, or will AI continue to be an upstoppable behemoth? Or will augmented reality make a return?
Berlin-Based Digital Bank N26 Raises $300M, Eyes US Launch
Phil Oakley  
1/11/2019   1 comment
The $300 million round values six-year-old N26 at $2.7 billion -- now it's eyeing a US launch.
Monzo Appoints Former Northern Rock CEO as Chairman
Phil Oakley  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
The new appointment signals Monzo's intentions to scale up its ambition to become the centre of its users' financial lives.
Flux Raises $7.5M to Digitize Receipts
Phil Oakley  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
In a digital world, the idea of receiving a record of what you buy on paper seems anachronistic. This London-based fintech startup is here to fix that.
TotallyMoney Raises 29M to Scale Free Credit Report Service
Phil Oakley  
12/19/2018   Post a comment
TotallyMoney not only offers a free credit report, but also allows customers to see how likely it is they'll get accepted for credit, without impacting their credit score.
B-Social Raises 3.2M Seed Funding to Build a Social Bank
Phil Oakley  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
The co-founders of B-Social realized people often act like banks themselves, lending money to friends and family. So why not use that as the basis for a new kind of bank?
Ukrainian Digital Bank Monobank Eyes UK for New Fintech Business
Phil Oakley  
12/17/2018   1 comment
Monobank's new fintech business, Koto, will offer a credit card to UK customers in 2019, differentiating itself from many of its rivals right from the start.
Revolut Preps Full Current Accounts for European Customers
Phil Oakley  
12/13/2018   Post a comment
Offering full current accounts will put banking upstart Revolut on a level playing field with rivals such as N26, Monzo and Starling.
Revolut Set to Launch in Japan & Singapore in Q1 2019
Phil Oakley  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Revolut missed its original aim of Q4 2018 for an APAC launch, but offering services in Japan will be seen as a win by the company and its investors.
Monzo Announces 20M Crowdfunding Round, Shares Start at 7.71
Phil Oakley  
11/28/2018   Post a comment
The last time Monzo hosted a crowdfunding round, it raised 1 million in 96 seconds. Can it break that this time?
Monzo Plans to Shake Up SME Banking With Business Current Account
Phil Oakley  
11/23/2018   Post a comment
The digital bank is applying for funding to help it build a business current account, but not at the expense of its personal current accounts.
Revolut Sees Fourfold Drop in Card Fraud by Using AI
Phil Oakley  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Company CEO Nik Storonsky is convinced that his company is an acquisition target because of its ability to greatly speed up the time it takes to detect credit card theft and other types of financial fraud.
Atom Bank & Newcastle University Partnering on Blockchain-Based Mortgages
Phil Oakley  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
Atom bank will build a blockchain mortgage product, drawing on the expertise from Newcastle University.
Monzo Raises 85M Series E Round, Adding 100,000 Customers Every Month
Phil Oakley  
10/31/2018   Post a comment
Monzo is acquiring 100,000 customers a month, and has promised a new crowdfunding round for later this year.
Revolut Considering Luxembourg E-Money License as Brexit Looms
Phil Oakley  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
Revolut is one of the largest UK fintech startups, with 3 million members worldwide and plans to expand into the US market by the end of 2018.
Monzo Signs Up 1M Customers for Its Next-Gen Current Account
Phil Oakley  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Monzo's mobile-based current account is making headway on the company's aim of changing people's attitudes to money.
Fintech Chatbot Cleo Raises $10M, Plans International Expansion
Phil Oakley  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Cleo interacts with its users mainly through an eponymous chatbot, which gives its 600,000 users flair and personality while managing their money.
Tech Nation Announces First Set of Startups for Its Fintech Growth Programme
Phil Oakley  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
The 20 chosen fintech startups come from all across the UK, and will gain insights from leading fintech and technology industry figures in the five-month programme.
UK Challenger Bank Monese Raises $60M
Phil Oakley  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Monese offers the ability to open a UK bank account without a UK address, and has been aggressively expanding in Europe recently.
Gold-Trading Startup Glint Heads Stateside
Phil Oakley  
8/28/2018   Post a comment
Glint's platform allows customers to buy, save and spend gold, as well as hold three other major world currencies, in multi-currency wallets.
Monzo Makes Full Current Account Available to 16 & 17 Year Olds
Phil Oakley  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
The full Monzo current account is available to 16 and 17 year olds no training wheels needed.
Revolut Uncovers Potential Money-Laundering Activity on Its Platform
Phil Oakley  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Apparent scam raises concerns about Revolut's security and compliance checks.
Banking-for-Millennials 'Financial Advocate' App Emma Raises 420K Seed
Phil Oakley  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Emma helps millennials manage their money by interacting with a traditional high street bank account.
Monzo Steamrollers On With 'Big List' of Features, Uncovering Fraud Attacks
Phil Oakley  
7/11/2018   Post a comment
Monzo has been on a charge recently, with 770,000 users now on its books.
Revolut Signs Up 1 Million UK Customers & Eyes Global Expansion
Phil Oakley  
7/5/2018   1 comment
Fintech specialist Revolut has its sights set on global expansion and plans to offer a 'breakthrough' product later this year.
The Cloud & You: Finance, Money & Fintech
Maria McSorley  
7/3/2018   2 comments
The cloud has completely changed how both consumers and businesses manage money.
London Companies Dominate the 2018 Fintech50 List
Phil Oakley  
6/21/2018   Post a comment
27 London-based fintech companies and startups are on this year's Fintech50.
Blockchain's Economic Value to Hit $2 Trillion by 2030, Predicts Analyst
Elliott Heath  
6/14/2018   1 comment
Blockchain is set to underpin a significant slice of global economic activity by 2030, predicts IHS Markit analyst Don Tait.
Tech Nation Announces Fintech 'Growth Programme'
Phil Oakley  
6/13/2018   Post a comment
Tech Nation's first growth program will focus on fintech, something at which the UK is particularly good.
Blockchain: More Than a Cryptocurrency Ledger
Elliott Heath  
6/12/2018   1 comment
Blockchain is still most closely associated with cryptocurrency developments, but what else is the distributed ledger technology being used for?
Revolut Hits 2M Users, Announces Investment Platform to Celebrate
Phil Oakley  
6/7/2018   Post a comment
London-based fintech firm Revolut is expanding at an incredible rate, claiming 300% growth in the past 12 months.
How We Are Finding the Way to Financial Inclusion
Sponsored Blogs  
6/4/2018   1 comment
Whether it be payments, insurance, investment, or loans and credit, Ant Financial's focus isn't on how to support and continue an existing set of technologies, but on how to bring financial services to those who lack them.
TechX Talks Episode #3: Can London Maintain Its Fintech Reign?
Phil Oakley  
5/24/2018   Post a comment
On the third episode of TechX Talks, we discuss whether London can continue to go from strength to strength in fintech.
Monzo: The Future of Banking?
Phil Oakley  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Monzo is the hottest thing in UK tech, but is it a fad?
Brits Going Off Challenger Banks Through Lack of Trust Findings
Phil Oakley  
3/5/2018   Post a comment
The UK is past its fascination with the challenger banks, says new research from RFi Group, preferring trust over digital.
London Big Data Startup Duco Raises $28M
Phil Oakley  
1/29/2018   Post a comment
Duco, a London-based big data startup focusing on fintech, has raised $28 million as it looks to grow during the next few years.
DN Capital Raises 200M Fund for Early-Stage Tech Startup Investments
Phil Oakley  
1/29/2018   Post a comment
European venture capital firm DN Capital has raised a 200 million fund for investment into early-stage startups.
AI, AR, VR, Fintech & Talent Discussed in First TechXLR8 Twitter Chat
Phil Oakley  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
The first TechXLR8 Twitter chat of 2018 discussed what the year will bring for tech.
Poll: Which Tech Sector Will Attract the Most Investment in 2018?
Phil Oakley  
1/4/2018   Post a comment
Vote in our poll on which tech sector will see the most investment in 2018.
Startup Profile: Emma
Phil Oakley  
12/27/2017   Post a comment
Emma is a financial assistant built into an app, analyzing your spending habits, stopping you slipping into your overdraft, and saving you money.
Startup Profile: Flymble
Phil Oakley  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
Flymble makes the cost of booking flights more bearable by letting customers pay month-by-month.
Startup Profile: Fountain
Phil Oakley  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
This chatbot helps users invest money and save up towards set goals.
Israeli Firm Viola Group Launches $100M Global Fintech Fund
Phil Oakley  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Israeli investment firm Viola Group has launched a $100 million fund devoted to fintech startups from all over the world.
Poll: Are You Interested in Banking With a 'Challenger Bank'?
Phil Oakley  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Would you be comfortable banking with just an app no branch, website or telephone?
Is Brexit Just Another Problem to Solve? Russ Shaw Weighs In
Phil Oakley  
11/27/2017   Post a comment
We sat down for a chat with Russ Shaw, the founder of Tech London Advocates, to discuss tech, startups and Brexit.
Monzo Raises 71M Funding, Aims to Grow in UK & Abroad
Phil Oakley  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
London-based challenger bank Monzo has raised 71 million in funding, as it launches its current account and continues to grow.
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