LendInvest deepens JP Morgan relationship, wins £180m Lloyds Bank partnership

Property finance fintech LendInvest has struck a new £180m lending partnership with Lloyds Bank and substantially increased an existing deal with JP Morgan to £1bn.


Serena William's venture capital firm leads Ugandan fintech's pre-series A funding round round

Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, Numida is a lending firm, providing working capital loans to African SMEs. Serena Ventures, with participation from Breega, 4Di Capital, Launch Africa Soma Capital and Y Combinator raised $12.3m in a pre-series A round. 


Tech rental unicorn Grover locks in another €270m in funding

Berlin-based fintech Grover has raised another €270m in funding just five months after its Series C round catapulted it to unicorn status. 


HSBC invests $35m in Monese and takes minority stake

Monese has landed a $35m investment from Europe’s largest lender HSBC, as part of a broader deal which will see HSBC take a minority stake in Monese and boost its banking-as-a-service proposition through the fintech.