LendInvest secures £150m from Nomura and Magnetar

LendInvest, the property lending platform, has clinched £150m in lending capital from global investment bank Nomura and investment manager Magnetar.


Ahead of an expected IPO, Funding Circle scores $1bn deal with Wall Street giant

Alcentra, part of the Wall Street banking giant BNY Mellon, will purchase $1bn of US loans over the next few years from peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle ahead of a much-rumoured initial public offering from the UK-based fintech.


Peer-to-peer lender Flender raises €10m for SME lending

Dublin-headquartered peer-to-peer lender Flender, whose backers include former Ireland rugby international Jamie Heaslip, has raised €10 million to lend on to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


Upgrade Valued at $500 Million after $62 Million Series C Round

Renaud Laplanche's Upgrade continues to see significant interest from investors as origination growth continues.


Many Fintech Names on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Fintech has strong representation on the 2018 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.


Monzo heading for a £1.2bn valuation and ‘unicorn’ status

The digital bank is raising new funds to bolster its growth ambitions from a Funding Circle and Deliveroo backer.


Goldman Sachs leads $32m Series B funding for blockchain firm

Axoni, a provider of enterprise blockchain technology, has completed a $32m Series B financing round led by Goldman Sachs and Nyca Partners, bringing Axoni's total funding to date above $55m.


German open-banking start-up raises $100m

Deposit Solutions, a Hamburg-based open-banking start-up founded in 2011, has raised $100m in a financing round that values the company at more than $500m, highlighting investor confidence in Germany’s flourishing fintech scene.