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Startup of the Week - Penfold

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2020
Penfold - The fintech startup that's making it a doddle for the self-employed, freelancers and contractors to organise their pensions... Pensions are never an easy subject to get your head around. However when you’re self-employed it can be even harder. With recent stats showing that only 14% of the UK’s self-employed people are actively saving for old age, it’s clear that it is...
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Record-breaking 2019 for investment platform Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2020
How 2019 has proven to be a hugely successful year for Seedrs... A great start to the New Year for leading private company investment platform Seedrs with the announcement that in 2019 they had a record-breaking year. £283M was invested into pitches - a 49% growth in investment from the previous year. Seedrs completed 250 deals in 2019, up from 186 in 2018, and delivered 7,858 investor...
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The Startacus Startups of the Year 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th December 2019
The lowdown on the innovative, interesting and sometimes quirky startups that have featured as one of our Startups of the Week during 2019.With the end of the year almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to have a look back at all the innovative startups that have been awarded the Startup of the Week accolade by us over the past 12 months. Inspirational one and all - the Startacus Startup...
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Startup of the Week - Paid

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2019
Freelancer? Hate chasing invoices? Paid is a startup that is on a mission to help freelancers and micro businesses get paid for work without the wait... If you’re a freelancer, you’ll know only too well how challenging it can be to get the money in. You do the work and then spend an excessive amount of time chasing up invoices or overdue payments. And of course by doing that, i...
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Startup of the Week - HyperJar

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2019
The lowdown on HyperJar, the FinTech startup that has created the digital version of jam-jar budgeting... Whilst we all know how important it is to manage our personal finances effectively, for many of us it can still be a real challenge. Therefore anything which can help us improve our relationship with money and get on to a better financial footing ought to be welcomed with open arms. So, arms ...
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London leading the way for global FinTech headquarters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2019
More FinTech headquarters based in London than any other city according to report just published from Savills and flexible office specialist Workthere... Good news for the economy today with the publication of recent research from Savills and its flexible office specialist Workthere which has shown that London has the most FinTech headquarters of any city in the world. There are currently ...
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Oval and Seedrs announce partnership on startup investing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2019
The lowdown on the innovative partnership in the fintech sector between Oval Money and Seedrs... Collaboration in the fintech sector today with the announcement that Oval Money and Seedrs have launched a partnership that opens up startup investing to fintech users across Europe. The partnership begins with Oval’s £1 million crowdfunding round on Seedrs, whic...
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Freetrade - the startup that lets you invest for free

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2019
We take a look at Freetrade, the fintech startup that'll enable us all to invest on the stock market... Certain Startacustodians might have been rich now had we continued to invest in the likes of Tesla and Bitcoin. Instead of writing this article, we’d be landing our private helicopter on our super-yacht and berating the help for not topping up Richard Branson’s champagne. Or at le...
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Ways that Fintech is disrupting the lending marketing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st November 2019
Whilst mainstream lenders are trying to lose the connotation of payday loans, a wave of fintech are looking to offer complete alternatives. The high lending and ‘payday’ industry continues to attract criticism from politicians, religious figures and the press. In 2014, the industry was worth over £2 billion and had over 50 lenders – but this number is dwindling following t...
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Manchester fintech GoodBox hits £2m donated to UK charities

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2019
Working with charities of all sizes and across multiple categories, including Comic Relief, the Church of England, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, Manchester fintech GoodBox has now raised over £2 million through GoodBox hardware for UK charities, facilitating donations from over 830,000 people. More exciting perhaps for the charity sector, it's highest average donation ha...
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