Fintech

The freshest updates from the flourishing fintech sector

Fintech is changing the face of payments, business finance and currency exchange, with UK startups leading the way. Here you'll find the biggest news from Britain's burgeoning fintech sector, including updates on all of the latest apps and innovations

FSB Launches Business Funding Platform

FSB Launches Business Funding Platform

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FSB Launches Business Funding Platform

The Federation of Small Businesses has launched the FSB Funding Platform, which gives its members free access to more than 100 business lenders

British Fintech in Buoyant Mood Despite Brexit

British Fintech in Buoyant Mood Despite Brexit

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British Fintech in Buoyant Mood Despite Brexit

Brexit won't impact the UK's position as a world-leading fintech hub. That was the resounding message from The Telegraph Future of Fintech conference

Association of Alternative Business Finance Launched

Association of Alternative Business Finance Launched

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Association of Alternative Business Finance Launched

A group of alternative SME lenders has come together to launch the Association of Alternative Business Finance, which aims to promote industry best practice

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

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Bank Referral Scheme Launched

The government's bank referral scheme obliges nine major UK banks to refer small businesses to alternative lenders when they are rejected for finance

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

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‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

Alternative finance leaders say it’s been business as usual following the EU referendum, but express concern about recruitment for UK fintech startups

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

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Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Investment company Octopus Investments has launched an accelerator scheme for fintech startups as part of Octopus Labs, its new fintech business unit

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

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Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Stepping Forward for FinTech report reveals how the UK can become the fintech capital of the world

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

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P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

Alternative finance market value rose by 84% between 2014/15, with equity crowdfunding reveals latest study by Nesta and Cambridge University

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

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Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Small business lending from alternative lenders and banks increases significantly, but issues still need to be tackled, says British Business Bank report

Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

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Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Financial technology firms rank highly in 2015 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – WorldRemit wins top award.

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

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Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander's Big Idea Competition is looking for bright, young minds who can solve tech issues in finance industry.

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

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Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs is about to launch equity crowdfunding in the USA following a change in law allowing American investors to back companies they believe in.

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

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Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander launches worldwide DL Challenge to support innovation in fintech and banking technology.

Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

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Cash-In Unwanted Holiday Coins at New Kiosk

Fintech firm is transforming how Britons exchange foreign currency.