Klarna becomes Europe’s most valuable fintech with $5.5bn valuation

Buy-now-pay-later platform Klarna has completed a massive funding round that values the firm at $5.5bn, ranking it as the largest private fintech in Europe and as one of the largest in the world.


AltFi Insight: Fintech fund smashes the competition in 2019

An open-ended fund specialising in investing in listed companies benefitting from disruption to finance and the broader fintech revolution is one of the best performing funds in 2019.


Apple and Goldman Sachs to launch credit card in August

The widely-anticipated new credit card from Apple and Goldman Sachs is just weeks away from launch next month, according to Bloomberg News.


Report: Global Fintech Investment in Q2 Hits $10.9 Billion, M&A at All Time Highs

The global Fintech build-out continues as investment continues at an accelerating pace and M&A is on track for all time highs.


Robinhood, the no-fee stock trading app, announced a giant-size $323 million round of funding, making it worth over $7 billion

The no-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced on Monday that it has raised a $323 million Series E round, moving the startup's valuation to $7.6 billion.


Investors are putting £9bn to work in P2P Lending across Europe, UK still dominating

The peer-to-peer lending market is now funding more than £9bn of loans across Europe each year with two thirds (67 per cent) of this funding coming through UK platforms.


Fund manager launches new €100m direct lending fund

Certior Capital has closed its latest private credit fund, €100m Certior Credit Opportunities Fund II, aimed at the direct lending space.


AXA builds up stake in VPC Specialty Lending

AXA Investment Managers is the latest asset manager to build up a stake in the £292m VPC Specialty Lending Trust.


Raisin nets $28m from Goldman Sachs, says US launch now in 2020

German fintech Raisin has now raised a whopping $142m in 2019 alone, after a $28m investment from Goldman Sachs in the savings account marketplace was revealed today.