UK’s FCA releases rule changes to P2P platforms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released the new rules for the peer-to-peer sector, in a bid to better protect investors while not hindering the ecosystem.

GoFundMe passes $3bn milestone in crowd donations

Charitable crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is experiencing rapid growth and announcing that the total raised through the platform now exceeds $3bn.

Banco BNI Europa, Funding Circle partner to support German SMBs

Portuguese challenger bank Banco BNI Europa has formed a strategic partnership with Funding Circle to support German SMBs.

Crowdcube receives £1m investment from GuanQun

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has received a £1m investment from China-headquartered GuanQun.

Vet expense crowd-sharing app eusoh nets $2m seed financing

eusoh, a platform for crowd-sharing expenses, has collected $2m in its Seed funding round, to help the launch of its new platform.

Singapore’s UOB teams up with OurCrowd to get started in FinTech

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has partnered with Israeli investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd seeking a head start in FinTech.

Crowdfunding platform Charity Checkout bags $1m in funding

Online fundraising platform Charity Checkout has bagged $1m in a funding round to help boost its services. This equity round was led by Octopus Group...

13 FinTech startups from Y Combinator’s latest batch to take note of

Seed accelerator Y Combinator has just announced its latest batch of startups. And there are some FinTech ventures that piqued our interest.

FreeAgent becomes first Seedr’s-backed company to IPO

Edinburgh-based accounting software provider FreeAgent has raised £10.7m in its listing on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise closes $9.7m Series A

Nonprofit crowdfunding platform Funraise has closed a $9.7m Series A round led by Toba Capital.

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Metro Bank will waive overdraft interest because of the coronavirus

MetroBank has announced that it will not charging any overdraft fees for account holders between March 1 and June 30 to help customers cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Will InsurTech startups come out as the big winners of the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 could be great for the InsurTech industry as the crisis highlight where insurers’ shortcomings are. But that does not mean there won’t be hard times ahead.

“The right thing to do to support the industry” – why some FinTechs are...

With the coronavirus pandemic putting strains on businesses, some FinTechs have been offering their services for free to help.

RegTech startup VoxSmart recieves £5.5m investment from Natwest

VoxSmart, a communication monitoring service provider, has received £5.5m in a funding round from UK bank NatWest.

Crypto data platform Coin Metrics collects $6m in new round

Cryptoasset data and infrastructure platform Coin Metrics has collected $6m in funding as it looks to enhance its product suite.