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19th August 2019

Maven invests £2m in hi-growth FinTech firm Delio

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has invested £2 million in high-growth FinTech provider Delio Limited. The funding will support the business scale its international sales team across key global financial locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

12th August 2019

Keller Williams partners with Investerge, the UKs only property investment marketplace

Keller Williams, the world’s largest estate agency, has entered into a partnership agreement in the UK with start-up Investerge to widen their service offering, giving their customers access to the UKs only property investment marketplace.

9th August 2019

CEOs at FTSE 100 financial services companies lacking a background in technology

With widespread disruption from new and emerging technologies facing companies, the financial services sector is still lacking in CEOs with a background in technology, according to recent analysis from specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half UK.

According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, not one of the CEOs leading the FTSE 100’s financial services companies has a background in technology. In contrast, the proportion of CEOs with a background in technology across all sectors has increased by 27% over the past year, as the impact of digitisation is felt across multiple industries and sectors.

8th August 2019

Kantox and Silicon Valley Bank partner to provide cutting-edge FX hedging technology to UK corporates

Kantox, a leader in foreign exchange (FX) management solutions, has partnered with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, to offer cutting-edge FX management software to SVB’s corporate clients across the United Kingdom.

30th July 2019

Catley Lakeman launches first-of-its-kind MTF trading platform

 

Catley Lakeman Securities (CLS), the market-leading provider of defined-return investments to asset managers, has announced the launch of Verto MTF; the first and only multilateral trading facility (MTF) for structured products. Verto MTF is a fully regulated exchange, specifically developed to enable participants to buy and sell Private Placement Structured Investments (Structured Products) in the UK. 

 

29th July 2019

British Business Bank supports over 89,000 businesses over the year

British Business Bank has supported over 89.000 businesses with £6.6bn of finance, an increase of 27% over the year.

23rd July 2019

Broad Street appoints Chief Investment Officer

Broad Street Investment Management, a subsidiary of Broad Street Asset Management, the bespoke, independent wealth management business, has appointed Andrew Gibbs as its Chief Investment Officer.

With over 30 years’ investment management experience, focused on Asian, Emerging and Developed Market equities for major global institutions in Asia, America and Europe, Gibbs joins from Henderson Rowe Ltd. where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of their Investment Committee.

8th July 2019

European outbound M&A activity sees highest quarterly value since 4Q17

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has published its 2Q19 report that shows a reluctance among companies to acquire within Europe. Confidence among corporates to invest heavily across the continent has been replaced/spurred by political and economic uncertainty. Just USD 391bn was spent on European assets across 3,223 deals, down 38.8% compared to last year’s USD 638.9bn during the same period.

5th July 2019

Joko raises €1.6 million to reinvent loyalty cards

Fintech startup Joko has carried out its first fundraising with top-tier investors — Partech, Axeleo Capital, Lafayette Plug and Play, and several angel investors from the sector — to develop its simple and universal loyalty program integrated into credit or debit cards.

Traditional and single-brand loyalty programs are no longer appropriate for the customised buying experience that millennials want. With most brands, it is necessary to have the loyalty card with you and to scan it when you pay. Already existing programs are not or only slightly customised, and the consumer accumulating points on each of his programs has little visibility on the benefits he gets. As a result of this disappointing experience, millennials are increasingly abandoning these historical programs.

3rd July 2019

British Business Bank appoints Warren Ralls as UK Network Director

The British Business Bank has appointed Warren Ralls as UK Network Director, South and East of England. 

24th June 2019

Edward O’Hara appointed Chief Risk Officer at British Business Bank

The British Business Bank has welcomed Edward O’Hara as its new Chief Risk Officer.

Edward joins the Bank from The Commonwealth Trade Bank Plc, where he served as Chief Risk Officer from early 2017. He has had an extensive career in Risk and strategic leadership positions in a wide variety of international banking and finance institutions, including in the UK, USA, Poland and Bulgaria.

24th June 2019

Octopus & EQT back $16.5m new funding for Token (open banking)

Token, the turnkey open banking platform, has completed a $16.5m strategic investment from a pool of investors, including Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas - one of the world’s largest banks and two other visionary banks headquartered in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  

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