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Robert Marsh QA Tester at Metia

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Vladimir Krasik

Vladimir Krasik Global Head of Internal Treasury at Revolut

How can fintechs use high interest rates to navigate capital markets?

The rising interest rate cycle of the last two years has been accompanied by the deterioration of capital market conditions, adversely affecting most fintech start-ups. Investors discounted valuations, making raising new equity capital significantly more challenging compared to the era of zero-cost money. Simultaneously, for operational start-ups t...

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

What will UK fintech look like in 2035?

Huge growth across the UK fintech industry over the last decade has been driven by a combination of factors, namely support from the UK government and regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Because of this, the development between 2025 and 2035 will unsurprisingly be substantial. This is an extract from the recently published re...

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Maximilian Schausberger

Maximilian Schausberger Managing Director at Elevator Ventures

What is the current landscape for VC investments in fintech?

Following the record-breaking highs of 2021, as we have all observed, the year of 2022 has been hit by a downturn in both the public and private capital markets. In 2023, the European venture capital market exhibited signs of recovery, although the overall deal value for early-stage investments is still projected below the highs of the previous ye...

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Vivi Friedgut

Vivi Friedgut CEO at Blackbullion Ltd

Tips for female founders looking for investment in 2024

As I head into another funding round in 2024, I find myself once again looking at the figures around female funding. It’s not a cosy read. Innovate Finance’s latest figures identified that a total of 10 female founded (or co-founded) companies completed venture deals in the first half of 2023. This means female-driven fintechs represent just 2.2% o...

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

Top 25 fintech investments of 2023

Just before Christmas, HSBC UK announced the expansion of its ‘Growth Lending’ fund from £250 million to £350 million in response to growing demand from high-growth tech scale-ups. To access the funding, scale-ups must have strong equity backing, a proven sales track record, and a clear path to profitability. The fund was launched in response to ...

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Luther Liang

Luther Liang Director of Product at Grasshopper – serving US startups and SMBs

Why established digital banks are the best choice for startups in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of finance, startups face unique challenges that demand innovative solutions. Choosing the right financial partner can be a make-or-break decision for these companies, especially in an era of technological acceleration, which is why digital banks have risen as a compelling alternative to traditional institutions and ...

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2025 Fintech Pledge: How UK fintech will combat the cost-of-living crisis

The UK fintech sector forms a crucial part of the British economy. In the last 15 years, firms have revolutionised people’s financial lives by reducing costs, enabling innovation, and enhancing security. This impact has been driven by the highly competitive nature of companies like Wise, ClearScore and ourselves at Zopa Bank, to name a few. However...

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Níamh Curran

Níamh Curran Senior Reporter at Finextra

OpenAI: What just happened to the CEO Sam Altman?

Sam Altman is being reinstated as the CEO of OpenAI after unexpectedly being removed from the position by the board last Friday. OpenAI is responsible for the creation of ChatGPT and recently announced a new product which will allow companies to create custom versions of AI chatbots, which the company has called GPTs, without any coding. However, ...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

How the FTA inspires a spirit of collaboration between the UK and Australia - Moonova

While the UK has been cemented as a global fintech hub, Australia has gained its own status as a destination for fintechs to expand and thrive. Each recognising the potential in the other, the two countries have shared success and facilitated growth through exchange through the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge established in 2018, and the UK-Australia...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

GenAI in the focus for Aussie-UK fintech as it expands globally

Collaboration between the UK and Australia has been on an upward trajectory since the launch of the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed in 2021. Having already discussed the details of the FTA and how it will impact the expansion and growth of fintechs in the UK and Australia with Austrade and Fintech Australia, we have further examin...

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Sehrish Alikhan

Sehrish Alikhan Reporter at Finextra

How Aussie gift cards are making women glow and men plunder since 2021

The UK and Australia formed a committed and fruitful partnership with the formation of the Australia-UK Fintech Bridge in 2018, solidified by the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed in 2021. Following Finextra’s discussion with Austrade and Fintech Australia on new opportunities borne from the agreement, we interviewed Clare Kinsey and David Anders...

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