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Digital-First Challenger Banks from the UK- The List

In the UK, digital-first challenger banks have taken the banking industry by storm. In the next year, digital challenger banks will have a combined customer base of 35 million, tripling their customer bases of 13 million people today, according to

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UK’s Fastest-Growing FinTech Companies: Deloitte Fast 50 Winner

Deloitte has announced its selection of this year’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, naming digital banking unicorn Revolut as the top tech company. Deloitte’s 2019 UK Technology Fast 50 awards recognize and rank the top 50 tech companies

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Santander Invests £350 Million in an FX Facilitator for SME

Banco Santander announced a strategic investment in Ebury, the best-in-class trade and foreign exchange facilitator for small and medium-sized companies, for £350 million (approximately €400 million). The investment, which fits Santander’s digital strategy of accelerating growth through new ventures, will

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UK Free Trading Platform Completes $15m Funding

Freetrade concluded $15m in fundraising in 2019, led by a $7.5m Series A investment from one of Europe’s tech-focused VC funds, Draper Esprit, pending FCA approval. This follows the previous $7.5m crowdfunding campaigns earlier this year. The funds will enable

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Can Germany Overtake The UK As The No 1 Fintech Location In Europe?

The UK has long been a world leader when it comes to fintech, but uncertainties surrounding Brexit, and the rapid rise of fintech hubs across continental Europe, have pushed the financial services industry to consider alternatives and prepare for the

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Revolut For Business Launches New Expense Management Tool

Revolut for Business has launched this week a new Expense Management tool, designed to help growing businesses by removing the hassle from handling expenses. They have created a simple and intuitive tool with everything in one place, ensuring that no

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NatWest Offers Banking On Your Voice Through Google Home

NatWest customers will be able to bank from home using just their voice with the launch of a pilot using innovative voice technology enabling customers to do banking through the Google Assistant on their Google Home smart speaker or smartphone.

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Robinhood Officially Starts in UK

Robinhood has been authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates U.K. financial services, to operate as a broker in the U.K. This authorization will enable Robinhoood to bring their investing platform to customers in the U.K.. Additionally, Robinhood announced

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Upcoming Fintech Events in London until End of 2019

A leading fintech hub, London has hosted some of the world’s largest fintech conferences and gatherings. This year again, the city has been chosen by a horde organizers to convene the industry’s most recognized entrepreneurs, experts and professionals to discuss

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PwC Launches Solution Supporting Audit of Cryptocurrencies

PwC launches a new software tool to provide audit and other assurance services to clients holding or transacting in cryptocurrency. In an environment where robust controls have been proven effective throughout a business’ cryptocurrency activities, PWC’s Halo solution can: provide

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