• Aberdeen Standard partners with Big Issue Invest to launch UK Equity Impact

    The global investment manager will launch the UK fund in collaboration with the social investment arm of The Big Issue Aberdeen Standard has partnered with Big Issue Invest to launch UK Equity Impact. The global investment manager will launch the Employment Opportunities Fund in collaboration with the social investment arm ...
  • Investment Association (IA) launches specialist fintech accelerator

    The Investment Association (IA) plans to launch specialist fintech accelerator for the asset management industry The Investment Association (IA) plans to launch a specialist fintech accelerator to boost innovation and speed up the adoption of new emergent technology across the asset management industry. The IA Accelerator, VeloCity, will be launched ...
  • UK’s big real estate agents face new challenge

    Britain’s traditional real estate giants face threat from online real estate business As online real estate agents take the ground in the UK’s real estate sector, big traditional estate agents face existential threat. As a result, these companies may be at the centre of mergers and acquisitions, according to industry ...
  • Saudi Central Bank becomes the second central bank to test Ripple’s tech

    Ripple has struck a deal with the Saudi Central Bank over a pilot programme on the startup’s tech Distributed ledger startup Ripple has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia’s central bank over the starup’s tech. The deal between the Saudi Central Bank is the second one between Ripple and any ...
  • Mobile banking start up launches crowdfunding campaign

    The London-based fintech has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £500k Mobile banking start up Fiinu has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to supply the UK’s under-banked with accessible credit. The London-based fintech firm aims to take banking to the lower half of the UK’s population who ...
  • Inzura to expand globally

    A UK insurtech startup has raised $1m for global expansion Backed by top insurance executives, an UK-headquartered insurtech, Inzura, has raised $1m for global expansion. The startup raised the sum in its first ever major funding round, which it will use to accelerate international expansion. The initiative by the startup ...
  • Crowd funding campaign to recycle damaging plastic

    unWANTEDplastics will set up a recycling unit to recycle damaging plastic Plastic around the world is well-known to cause serious problems to the environment and humans directly and indirectly. Majority of plastic material is dumped in landfills and sea which, in turn, causes damage to the delicate ecosystem and humans. ...
  • China’s online retailer invests in Tiki.vn

    JD.com has invested in Vietnam’s Tiki.vn amid growing competition from Alibaba and Amazon in Southeast Asia China’s JD.com has invested in Vietnam’s Tiki.vn amid growing competition from multinationals such as Alibaba and Amazon in Southeast Asia. Vietnam forms part of JD.com’s latest strategic push in Southeast Asia after Alibaba and ...
  • Biosciences business raising funds through crowd funding

    A Cambridge-based biosciences business is raising funds through SyndicateRoom The power of crowd funding continues to drive businesses to achieve higher levels of growth and delivery of services. Startup or not, crowd funding has proven to be the game changer for businesses in the present times. It is also helping ...
  • Link to reduce number of ATMs in the UK

    The ATM management network plans to reduce the number of ATMs in the UK A measure by Link, the network which manages the UK’s ATM network, has decided to reduce the number of ATMs across the country. It plans to lower its fees to card issuers by 20% over the ...