Irish peer-to-peer platform inks investment deal with Eiffel

Linked Finance has secured the backing of Eiffel Investment Group. There is no upper limit to the funding programme, with Eiffel having agreed to contribute up to 20 per cent of the required funding for all new loans on the platform.


Robo advisor Scalable reaches £100m of assets

Shortly before Christmas the start-up reached €100m of assets under management in 10 months, making it among the fastest growing robo advice companies.


Funding Circle Kicks Off 2017 With $100M Equity Round

Funding Circle has closed a large financing round which is the largest for a European Fintech since April 2015.


Metro Bank to lend £1bn to UK businesses in 2017

Metro Bank has signaled that it is open for business with £1bn of funds ring-fenced for lending in 2017.


Funding Circle secures additional financing from UK government

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has secured £40m from the UK government to support small businesses amid concern that the Brexit vote could constrain credit.


5 FinTech startups to watch in 2017

After a glum 2016, look for startups tackling massive opportunities like insurance and real estate to reenergize the fintech sector.


Citizens Bank to Add Digital Lending Capability for Small Business Customers

Citizens Bank today announced that it will offer digital lending capabilities to small business customers through a collaboration with Fundation Group LLC, a leading digitally-enabled lender and credit solutions provider to regional and community banks.


Crowdcube reaches £200m milestone

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has finished off the year by becoming the first platform to hit the £200m mark in capital raised in the UK.


BlueVine secures $49m Series D

Leading short term SME lending platform clinches major funding round from top VCs.