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Apr
09

Scotland attracts £37m investment in fintech over the past decade

Fintech in Scotland has attracted nearly £37m in investment over the last 10 years with an emerging ‘ecosystem’ which brings together start-ups, large firms, universities and the public sector, said the Scottish Government. Scotland is now a key location for many international firms, such as J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, NCR, Ingenico and Avaloq. J.P. […]

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Feb
22

Robo-adviser Wealthsimple raises $51 million to expand service

Wealthsimple, a Toronto-based online wealth management startup, has raised $51 million in funding from Power Financial Corp (PWF.TO), as it seeks to compete in the increasingly crowded digital investment advice market. Wealthsimple, which is among the group of digital investment managers known as robo-advisers, will use the round of funding to add features to its […]

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Feb
22

Fintech Raisin crosses the channel to offer services to UK Savers

Savings marketplace Raisin has launched in the UK. The Berlin based Fintech has been expanding across the European continent but today they have crossed the British Channel to offer their services to UK savers. Raisin provides an interesting service that leverages technology to help savers to save more. Users of their site can shop around […]

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Feb
15

UK start-ups attract record £8.27bn investment

UK start-ups raised more money in equity investment last year than ever before, new research shows, as foreign investment cash flooded into the country. Data from the research firm Beauhurst, which specialises in tracking growth businesses, shows UK start-ups picked up £8.27bn worth of funding during 2017, more than twice as much as in 2016. […]

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Feb
15

Ant Financial plans equity fundraising at potential US$100 billion valuation

A fundraising would bring Ant a step closer to a hotly anticipated initial public offering by establishing a more current valuation. China’s Ant Financial Services Group is planning to raise up to US$5 billion in fresh equity that could value the online payments giant at more than US$100 billion, people familiar with the move said.A […]

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Feb
15

Singapore notches record US$229m fintech funding in ’17: KPMG

BUOYED by US$122.75 million of funding in the fourth quarter, Singapore achieved a record high of US$229.1 million of fintech funding in 2017, according to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report. The record was attained despite a dip in the number of deals done throughout the year – from 37 in 2016 to 29 in 2017. […]

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Feb
07

Belgium’s crowdfunding market doubles in size in one year

Belgium’s crowdfunding market has doubled in one year to over 22 million euros invested in 80 funding operations, according to the annual barometer of the FinTech Belgium Federation, which represents professionals in this sector (start-up, scale-up and investors). Look&Fin is the biggest lender in this sector, providing a total of 15.2 million euros for 46 […]

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Feb
02

Alibaba is picking up 33% of Ant Financial, its fintech affiliate that’s valued at over $60B

Alibaba has added an additional angle to the announcement of its latest financial report today with news that it is taking a 33 percent stake in Ant Financial, its fintech affiliate that operates Alipay and other financial services. The deal, which both parties said stems from an agreement made in 2014, will see Alibaba pick […]

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