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Glasgow in sights of fintech aiming to disrupt lending market

A fintech start-up founded by a Glaswegian entrepreneur is aiming to disrupt the lending market with a “totally new and fair approach” – and set to roll out low-cost loans for public sector workers in locations including Glasgow. Salad Money, founded by Debt Hacker campaigner Alan Campbell, is looking to “smash the monopoly” of credit […]

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Softbank pumps £510m into finance firm Greensill that could kill off payday lenders

Japanese conglomerate Softbank is set to inject another £510million into British online finance firm Greensill as part of plan to launch a new service that aims to wipe out controversial payday loans. City sources said Greensill, set up by former Morgan Stanley banker Lex Greensill, is in advanced talks to buy FreeUp, a technology company […]

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P2P platform hits £50m lending milestone

Peer-to-peer (P2P) platform Lending Works has celebrated providing more than £50m worth of loans since its launch in January 2014. The achievement follows a record-breaking first quarter of 2017, with nearly £5m lent via the platform in March alone. Nick Harding, CEO of Lending Works, said: “It’s incredibly rewarding to have come as far as […]

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Fintech helps Chinese SMEs get loans

Small businesses and individuals in China have long found it hard to get loans, as the country’s government-controlled banks prefer to lend to state-owned enterprises. In particular, those living in poorer and less developed areas may not have easy access to a bank. But financial technology, which includes internet banking and has made banking services […]

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zipMoney – User Experience

We here at Australian FinTech are mad mountain bike riders. So when one of us – me – decided it was time to buy a new bike, this time a road bike, I thought that instead of just walking in and paying cash or dumping it yet again on the credit card, why not utilise […]

By Cameron Dart | ASX . Borrowing . FinTech . Payments