Starling Bank scoops £272m investment as it finally reaches unicorn status

Starling Bank has announced an unexpected £272m Series D funding round as it snags its long-awaited title as the UK’s latest fintech unicorn. Starling’s latest raise takes its valuation up to £1.1bn, just a stone’s throw away from its biggest rival Monzo’s £1.25bn valuation.


Diamonds are a bank’s best friend: Swarovski reportedly joins in on latest N26 raise

Digital challenger bank N26 has closed its latest funding round, according to German publication Finance Forward.


Klarna said to be raising $1bn at $31bn valuation

 Klarna will look to raise up $1bn at $31bn, tripling the company’s valuation after its most recent round in September 2020 ($10.6bn). 


Trade Ledger raises £13.5m Series A funding

Trade Ledger, an open banking fintech helping banks and alternative lenders make credit decisions, has raised a £13.5m series A funding round.


Finch Capital raises €150m for fintech fund targeting later stage start-ups

Finch Capital, a UK and Netherlands based VC firm, is looking to deploy a €150m through its new fintech-focused fund into 15-20 fintech companies in Europe.