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Nationwide Offers a New Way to Donate Money to Charity

A new project by Nationwide has seen them trial a ‘smart window poster’ which allows people to donate £3 to a homeless charity by simply tapping their bank card against the poster, which is located beside a cash machine in Bath. The objective is to make it easier for people to donate money. People can […]

FinTech Investment in Ireland reached a new record funding level in 2019

A recent report on Fintech Global indicates that FinTech Companies in Ireland have raised over $1bn across 84 transactions between 2014 and 2019. 2014 to 2017 saw FinTech Investment increase at a GACR of 86.6%. Funding dropped however in 2018 to only $98.6m but recovered well in 2019 to reach a new record of $356.6m […]

One of the Leading FinTech Companies – Tink Poaches Stripe’s Rafael Plantier to Lead the UK and Ireland

After securing it’s NatWest win earlier this year, Tink has strengthened its commitment to the UK and Irish Market by appointing Stripe’s former head of EMEA banking, Rafael Plantier, as its new country manager for the UK and Ireland. Since launching in Sweden 2012, Tink, one of the leading FinTech Companies has been dedicated to […]

Santander buys $400m stake in FinTech UK Company Ebury

Banco Santander will acquire a majority stake in UK Fintech Company Ebury for £350m ($400). Santander will acquire 50.1% with $90m to be comprised of new primary equity to support Ebury’s plans to enter new markets in Asia and Latin America. Bank Officials from Santander said the investment will increase the strength of its global […]

Canadian FinTech Companies Target the UK

Canadian Fintech Companies Target the UK At the London stock exchange very recently 12 Canadian FinTech Companies set off on a trade mission across the UK as they went in search to find a suitable base to set up operations in the UK Market which is obviously great news for the FinTech Jobs Market. The […]

FinTech Companies in the UK are now the Galapagos of Financial Technology Innovation

FinTech Companies in the United Kingdom lead the way according to a recent blog post on FinTech news site altFi. The blog post goes on to say that the UK has created a FinTech ecosystem which is the envy of Countries all over the world. The United Kingdom is now home to new banks with […]

One of the Leading UK Fintech Companies – Tide Raises £44m in Funding

One of the Leading UK Fintech Companies – Tide raises £44m in Funding Leading digital business banking platform Tide has recently announced it has raised £44.1 million in a first-round of Series B funding. The round was led by specialist Fintech Investment Companies, The SBI Group and Augmentum Fintech plc (“Augmentum”). Leading Fintech Investment Company […]

Good News for the FinTech Jobs Market as UK FinTech Giant Revolut are set to hire 3,500 staff as it expands Globally

Good News for the FinTech Jobs Market as UK FinTech Giant Revolut are set to hire 3,500 staff as it expands Globally According to a recent report on the Business Insider website, the British base digital Banking App Company Revolut are hiring 3,500 staff as it aims to break in to 24 new markets thanks […]

London is now the main City for FinTech Investment, research shows

According to a recent article published by CNBC, London has recently overtaken New York as the main City for FinTech Investment. The article says that London has attracted 114 deals worth $2.1 billion in 2019 so far and has come out $200 million ahead of New York on total deal value. The figures above were […]

FinTech News – New European Rules mean 1 in 5 contactless payments now blocked

As ever the FinTech Industry continues to evolve and change. New European Rules introduced set to drive an increase in the Authentication required of customers has resulted in 20% of all contactless payments being blocked following their introduction. While this hampers the contactless revolution, companies such as Google and Apple have made the most of […]

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