EstateGuru completes its €5.8m Series A with UK launch “in the coming months”

Tallinn-based property lending platform EstateGuru has closed its long-awaited Series A funding round, which tops-up its recent €1.3m crowdfunding round to a total of €5.8m raised.


Ikea says ‘Hej!’ to buy-now-pay-later, investing $22.5m in Israeli BNPL firm Jifiti

As well as making it easier for customers to build their own furniture, Ikea has also made it easier for its customers to finance their flatpacks, turning its attention to the world of buy-now-pay-later.


Nubank eyeing up $55bn valuation in upcoming IPO

Brazilian digital bank Nubank is the biggest digital bank in the world, both in terms of the number of customers and valuation, and it looks like its valuation is set to climb even higher. According to Reuters, Nubank is seeking a valuation of over $55.4bn in its planned US IPO, higher than that of Brazil’s top two traditional lenders.


LendInvest lands £150m partnership with Barclays and HSBC as assets rise to £2.7bn

Newly listed fintech mortgage lender LendInvest has signed a £150m partnership deal with Barclays and HSBC that will see short-term mortgages funded through its digital platform.


Global fintech investment hits $98bn in first six months of 2021

Global fintech investment reached a record $98bn in the first half of 2021, up from $87.1bn in the same period in 2020, according to data compiled by KPMG.