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27th March 2020

Banking alternative fintech company Lanistar launches with £2 million seed funding

Lanistar, a new banking alternative fintech company, has launched after securing £2m seed-funding. The company, which is based in Hammersmith, formally launches with over 45 fulltime staff, with a further 150 support staff due to be added, and is founded by serial entrepreneur Gurhan Kiziloz who has stated his ambition to create a £1bn fintech company and challenge traditional banking services.

27th March 2020

Leading UK FinTech VoxSmart receives £5.5m funding from NatWest

VoxSmart, the global leader in communications surveillance technology for Financial Markets, has completed a strategic funding round of £5.5m ($7.2m) from NatWest. 

23rd March 2020

Half of UK & US firms predict a recession in 2020 says Stenn

Just under half of firms in the UK (46%) and US (45%) predict their country will go into recession in 2020, according to research by trade finance provider Stenn.

18th March 2020

 Growth Capital Ventures poised for growth after hitting £35m investment milestone

Growth Capital Ventures, a growing North East financial technology company has hit a series of milestones as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.

17th March 2020

AIC publishes its latest list of 21 dividend heroes

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published the latest list of its 21 dividend heroes, the investment companies which have consistently increased their dividends for 20 or more years in a row. 

11th March 2020

NatWest pledges £5bn working capital support for SMEs

As the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak begins to directly impact more businesses, NatWest has outlined the initial support it will provide to SMEs across the UK, including a £5bn Working Capital Support.

11th March 2020

Instanda raises $19.5m to bring digital transformation to the insurance industry

Instanda, the leading customer and policy management platform for the insurance industry, has completed a $19.5m Series A fundraising round, the company has announced today. Led by Assembly Capital Partners the investment will support the firm’s international expansion in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America following several years of triple digit growth.

9th March 2020

Intertrust appoints Frank Hattann as Global Head of Sales

Intertrust has appointed Frank Hattann as Global Head of Sales. 

6th March 2020

Two thirds of advisers see ESG considerations as ‘important’ when building portfolios

The majority of advisers have a very positive view of the importance of ESG in portfolio construction, according to a new study[1] among financial advisers by Foresight Group.

The research, conducted among more than 100 financial advisers, revealed that: almost two-thirds of advisers (64%) see ESG considerations as ‘important’ when building portfolios for their clients, of which 15% see it as ‘very important’.

2nd March 2020

Collective Benefits raises £3.3m seed round led by Stride.VC

Insurance platform Collective Benefits has closed a £3.3 million seed round led by U.K.-based Stride.VC, alongside existing investors Delin Ventures, Insurtech Gateway and several angels from executives at Uber, Deliveroo and Urban.

28th February 2020

Insurtech firm Aventus secures £2.6m funding led by Outward VC & Notion Capital

Aventus, the London-based B2B insurtech business and insurance operating system originally created for the MGA Homelyfe, has closed a £2.6m investment led by Outward VC and Notion Capital with participation from TriplePoint and Downing Ventures. The £2.6m investment will be used to scale up the business.

Aventus's modular Insurance Operating System, allows insurers to create policies and automatically quote and bind in under a minute, asking minimal questions. 

19th February 2020

Triple Point Completes £10m Loan Facility in WeFlex


Triple Point Investment Management has announced a £10m facility into WeFlex, a leading provider of vehicles to the Ride-Hailing market in the UK. Having worked with the team at Weflex for the past 5 years, Triple Point will back their growth and development in the UK. The funds will be used by WeFlex to further increase its operations across the country, expand its fleet of electric vehicles, as well as other hybrids to further support the green initiatives in the UK ride-hailing market.


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