Born in the USA, Perfected in the UK - Why Crowdfunding Is Becoming a Great Export for UK Plc

Dillen Iyavoo | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Dillen Iyavoo

In just a few years, crowdfunding - in which people, rather than banks, provide finance to individuals and companies - has grown from nothing into a multi-billion pound industry in the UK. And the rest of the world has noticed.

How FinTech is Disrupting Foreign Exchange for the Better

Richard James Berry | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech
Richard James Berry

It seems that every time I flick through the business section of the Evening Standard on the way home, the City Spy column is regaling the readership with tales of dodgy currency brokers laundering money, rigging currency markets and ripping off clients.

China's Cash Crisis Might Be Creating Digital Opportunities

Dan Andersson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Could digital cash help a business during an economic slowdown/recession, could that in itself help shorten the downturn by keeping the economy moving? Perhaps not such an outlandish idea.

Digital Solution to a Greek tragedy?

Dan Andersson | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Yanis' reflections on digital currency have focussed on Bitcoin as the case study for his assessments of the potential they offer, and his appraisal of their potential has largely been negative. Yet this has not prevented him from examining how a digital currency of sorts could work for his native Greece.

Is Fintech Too Hard for Silicon Valley?

Luc Delany | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

This isn't just a story about Fintech however. We are constantly hearing about how we should try and replicate Silicon Valley in our European tech clusters. But we shouldn't. Are there lessons we can take from the Valley? Absolutely, but there are many more things we can do better.

Incubator London: We are the World's FinTech Leaders and We Need to Brag About It

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ivan Massow

We must build on our incredible financial, FinTech and technology success. We must help ideas incubate from thought to reality, then retain startups when they are a success using our incredible financial services resource.

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

FinTech: Could This Be the Downfall of the Traditional Bank?

Martijn de Wever | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

why can't banks innovate from within and why do they let their bread and butter be taken away from them right under their noses?

Banks are Following Customers Away from the 9 to 5

Tony Virdi | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

As all banks continue to navigate through today's digital era and innovate to keep up with customer demands, robust security remains vital in order to meet the industry's strict compliance guidelines and retain the confidence of their customers.

Why Banks and Businesses Are Growing Apart

Anil Stocker | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Anil Stocker

The Trends in Lending report released last month by the Bank of England shows that as recently as August banks were still taking more money in from UK businesses than they were lending out. Over the last 12 months net lending to small and medium-sized businesses has been negative at £-0.4 billion.

The Path of Financial Innovation

John Davis | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
John Davis

This year saw a record breaking crowd turn out to witness the cutting edge of Fin Tech innovation. So much so that the venue was changed to accommodate all that wanted to attend, and even then they sold out. With 1,450 people waiting in the auditorium, Finovate was ready to commence. ..

Banks: All at Sea

Alex Letts | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Letts

Whatever outrages over executive pay, you have to think that no amount of money would make it worth being CEO of a major retail bank.


Niamh Corbett | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

Canary Wharf has become cool! ... On Wednesday, George Osborne turned up in Canary Wharf to announce a new initiative that will explore the potential role of virtual currencies and digital money (Bitcoin to you and I) in Britain's economy.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

The FinTech Market Is Lucrative But Sales Are Complex

Daniel Lowther | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

According to research we unveiled last week reinforces this view. The technology market for financial services is truly big business with multi-million dollar contracts regularly being made available for tender.

The Quiet Revolution in Banking

Jodie Ginsberg | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Ginsberg

Much of the focus since the financial crisis has been on what went wrong with the system and how to fix it. But tweaks to the architecture of the current system and changing some of the people working in it are not what will bring about a revolution.

Why Tech City Might Help Finance Re-Discover How to Innovate

Jannick Malling | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Tech
Jannick Malling

The news that Eric Van Der Kleij, the outgoing chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), has taken up a new role as an advisor to Canary Wharf Group could have massive repercussions for the financial sector.