Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
US$15m Rakuten 5 May 2016
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Banking Beyond The Hype - Fintech Investment Levels Off

Fintech continues to be one of the most exciting and well-funded spaces in tech. Potentially huge profits are attracting startups and investors to take on banks and major financial institutions. From currency conversions to lending there’s a whole...

Read More28 Oct 16
Still All To Play For In Payments

Apple Pay brought smartphone payments into the mainstream and now the iPhone maker is expected to bring this technology to the web with support for e-commerce websites. It’s an interesting move for Apple, as while the company does take a cut of...

Read More13 Jun 16
INTERVIEW: “Most-broken part of financial services is retail banking” – Azimo And Tandem Founder Michael Kent

Having previously founded remittance service Small World FS, Michael Kent decided to bring digital to the centre of financial services, launching money transfer startup Azimo and, more recently, challenger bank Tandem. Here he talks about how financial...

Read More31 May 16
Fintech Should Mean More Transparency And Lower Fees

Free banking is a myth. All companies need to make money and all too often in finance this involves hidden charges. To succeed, fintech startups need to use technology to lower costs and be transparent about fees. Take Tally. The San Francisco-based...

Read More20 May 16
PODCAST: Talking Fintech With Tandem Bank And Azimo CEOs

  Michael Kent and Ricky Knox met at business school more than a decade ago, laying the foundations of a business partnership that would see the pair create remittance firms Small World FS, Azimo and most recently challenger bank Tandem. In this...

Read More18 May 16
Azimo Pulls In USD15m For Payment Processing

Payment processing company Azimo has pulled in USD15m in funding from Rakuten. Azimo will use the capital to integrate into messaging apps like Viber, and also to expand its services further into Asia its base in Europe. 

Read More05 May 16
Banks Need To Focus On Evolution Not Revolution

Financial services technology should focus on achieving the larger goal of serving customers. That’s going to be difficult for many companies in the space though, as a new Fujitsu study highlights the high expectations people have. It found 37% of...

Read More04 May 16
Remaking Money Transfers - Standing Out In A Crowded Market

London-based mobile money transfer service WorldRemit is trying to transform the remittances market and is getting a nice boost in the form of a USD45m credit line. It's going to need every cent to succeed as the money transfer market is a very crowded...

Read More11 Feb 16
Banks Have Bigger Threats Than Challengers – Atom Bank

It’s not challenger banks that traditional financial institutions need to be afraid of, according to Atom Bank founder Anthony Thomson. Speaking at a Banking On The Future event, hosted by Tech UK, Innovate Finance and Fiserv, he suggested it’s...

Read More04 Dec 15
‘The Future Of Fintech Is Now’ – What You Missed At Our Event!

The future of fintech is happening right now. Last night London tech companies reshaping the way money moves around the world shared insights on how their businesses are disrupting the industry, showcasing the UK’s growing credentials as the global...

Read More27 Nov 14