Fintech

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Tether to launch stablecoin tied to pound as UK aims to become crypto hub
Launch of digital asset to track value of £1 comes despite contraction of cryptocurrency sector

Alex Hern Technology editor

22, Jun, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Starling Bank: questions over volume of customers taken on during Covid crisis
More than tripling of business customer base has raised questions about online lender’s ability to run proper checks

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

19, Jun, 2022 @7:33 AM

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The Covid loans, the billionaire … and Starling, the very fast-growing bank
In 2019, it had lent just £23m. By June 2021, it had issued £1.6bn of bounce-back lending – and an ex-minister has questions

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

18, Jun, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Tether pays out $10bn in withdrawals since start of crypto crash
Pace of withdrawals in May means ‘stablecoin’ company effectively dealing with slow-motion bank run

Alex Hern Technology editor

22, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Mastercard launches ‘smile to pay’ system amid privacy concerns
The company’s stab at the biometrics checkout market has raised debate about data storage and tracking

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

17, May, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Monzo and beyond: How TS Anil put banking in a new light
The fintech startup’s boss always hoped it would make waves, but has only recently realised what his own career has meant to people of colour in banking

Kalyeena Makortoff

16, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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UK-based financial tech firms won sevenfold funding rise last year to $37bn
KPMG data shows London fintechs received more investment than Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Miles Brignall

07, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Buy now, pay later grocery schemes are a ‘debt trap’ for struggling families
UK regulators say the latest surge in interest-free credit does not offer enough protection for those who are slipping into debit

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

29, Jan, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Antony Jenkins: ‘In early childhood, I struggled even to read and write’
After illness dogged his early years, the banker rose to run Barclays before being forced out. Now he’s riding the fintech boom

Kalyeena Makortoff

15, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Checkout.com becomes UK’s most valuable fintech at $40bn
London-based firm founded by Swiss surfing enthusiast Guillaume Pousaz overtakes worth of rival Revolut

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

13, Jan, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Revolut banking app lets teens in UK and Europe use Apple Pay
Allowing 13-year-olds with a Junior account to use iPhone or Apple Watch ‘adds an extra layer of safety’

Rupert Jones

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Southeastern train arriving on platform 3 is £25m late
Latest rail franchise to hit the buffers at least arrived at the destination via an unconventional route

Nils Pratley

28, Sep, 2021 @6:15 PM

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