Seemingly, mobile payments service iZettle has started off 2017 as it means to go on, raising a €60m investment alongside the appointment of a new CFO.
EQT Ventures and Octopus Ventures have joined forced to inject a €10m investment into myTomorrows, an experimental drugs platform.
The New Year is here and the 2017 fintech industry holds the potential for exciting new developments, as well as having to come against a fast moving landscape and political impacts.
A new mobile business loans service from Barclays, which will provide instant capital to SMEs, is set to unlock a £34.25bn economic opportunity for growing companies by 2021.
Much has been said about the increasing expectations and many hats worn by finance directors – but admin tasks are something they wish to do without.
Metro Bank has started the New Year with an immediate push for new customers by pledging a £1bn fund for British businesses.
Hampshire Trust Bank has unveiled both good and bad news when it comes to being able to secure finance in its SME Growth Watch Report 2016.
For small businesses, January can be a tricky time – it’s usually a quieter period after the festive rush, which ultimately means managing cash flow from the beginning of 2017 will be key.
More businesses are prioritising growth – 62 per cent of mid-sized firms viewed it as a high priority in 2015-16, up from 46 per cent the previous year. External investment is often key to that growth.
With many entrepreneurs facing a UK funding gap to cross before they can launch their business, friends and family have been responsible for lending £7.2bn worth of investment to their loved ones.
Many a report has delved into the desires of the FD and CFO, but have you ever thought about what the career aspirations of young finance professionals today are?
Ahead of the Autumn Statement, prime minister Theresa May has promised to deliver government investment of £2bn a year for research and development (R&D), while she also highlighted the modern Industrial Strategy and Brexit plans.