Allica Bank, TabTrader, Cooper Software and IEG4 Get Funding

The funding flows in London, Fife and Cheshire for Allica Bank, TabTrader, Cooper Software and IEG4. Allica Bank, an SME challenger bank in London, has announced a £110 million Series B funding round led by Atalaya Capital Management, alongside existing lead investor Warwick Capital Partners. Cryptocurrency trading terminal TabTrader has raised...

Google Wises Up to Watchdog Warning over Privacy Sandbox

The adtech world moves quickly as Google has agreed with the UK regulators that its Privacy Sandbox needs to be developed in a way that works for the entire ecosystem. Following yesterday’s (25 November) news, when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) warned the adtech industry it needs to comply with...

Prioritising Organic Search: Six SEO Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

With Black Friday here and the extended holiday shopping rush following quick on its heels, businesses have naturally been on the lookout for opportunities to stand out from the crowd and ensure they are effectively reaching their target audiences. This is easier said than done, particularly for brands operating...

monday.com and Bigle Legal Open London Offices

It seems some people like London as monday.com and Bigle Legal have separately opened offices in the city. Israeli project management firm monday.com says its new London office will act as the European headquarters as it seeks growth. monday.com plans to double its number of employees in Fitzrovia in the...

Revolut Hunts for Hospitality Highs via Nobly POS Acquisition

Fintech company Revolut has acquired ePOS software provider Nobly POS for an undisclosed sum as it looks for action in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. Founded in 2013, Nobly enables businesses to manage their operations with its back office app, order and inventory management systems, kitchen displays, loyalty and online...

Lenderwize, Attio and SearchLand Secure Funding

It’s all happening in London with Lenderwize, Attio and SearchLand receiving tech funding.  Lenderwize, a fintech platform for digital commodities, has received €100 million (£84 million) in funding from Fasanara Capital, an alternative lender in Europe. CRM software provider Attio has raised $7.7 million (£5.8 million) in seed funding. The round...

ICO Urges Adtech Industry to Halt Privacy Risks

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned the adtech industry it needs to comply with data protection law and stop the “excessive” collection and use of people’s data. Announced today (25 November), the privacy standards published in a Commissioner’s Opinion come as a warning and reminder to companies - such...

Inspiring Women in Fintech: Interview with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

The UK's fintech scene is buzzing, the money is flowing and the topic is often in the headlines. The stats are also looking good as KPMG noted that in the first half of this year, the UK led the way in the EMEA region with $24.5 billion (£18.4 billion) of...

Fintech Startup Gryyn Gears Up for Travel Industry Launch

There may be grins on the way as fintech startup Gryyn is in the process of unleashing its services for the travel industry. The London-based company sees itself as a bank and multi-service platform. Gryyn says it wants to help travellers have a “safer, more informed and enriched travel and banking...

Security Flaws Discovered in 37% of World’s Smartphones

Mobile users need to be alert with Check Point Research (CPR) revealing it has identified security flaws in the processor chip found in 37% of the world’s smartphones.  CPR noted the flaws in the smartphone chip made by Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek. Left unpatched, CPR says a hacker could have exploited...