Ignition launches into the UK market, offering true digital advice solutions to the financial services sector
Ignition has launched into the UK offering digital advice solutions to enable its financial services clients to help people make better financial decisions.
UK life insurer acquires fintech business
UK-based mutual insurer Royal London has agreed to buy fintech firm Wealth Wizards from LV= for an undisclosed sum.
Banking giant unveils robo-advice offering
US financial services company Goldman Sachs is entering the robo-advice space with the introduction of a service targeting retail clients.
Search for 2017 Fintech 100 innovators kicks off
Nominations are now open for the 2017 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech 100, the annual list designed to recognize leading fintech innovators. Visit www.fintechinnovators.com by Thursday, 31 August 2017 and nominate your company, or any fintech you think should be considered for the Fintech 100. The Fintech100, available at www.fintechinnovators.com, is compiled by fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG’s Global Fintech practice. The annual Fintech 100 includes both the leading 50 established fintechs, and the most intriguing 50 “emerging stars.” How to nominate and the judging process: Nominations for the Fintech 100 can be made at www.fintechinnovators.com website by Thursday, 31 August 2017. […]
Robo-advice platform completes £2m funding round
MortgageGym, which according to its creators is the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, has completed a £2m seed funding round ahead of its launch. The platform has raised over £1.3m in cash and technology development finance through deals with fintech investors Gaby Salem of Wharton Asset Management, China Pacific Capital and Trifecta Capital. MortgageGym expects to announce its strategic distribution partnerships within the next three months, and its official launch is set for the summer. The FCA-authorised service will allow homebuyers to complete their mortgage application online in 15 minutes through a free, hybrid advice website offering mortgage eligibility matching within 60 seconds, regulated robo-advice and access to live advisers. […]
Robo Advice: Better Than No Advice?
The proliferation of Robo-Advisors bringing low priced financial services out into the market has received significant buzz over the past few years. As is customary with all new things, one must ask questions before buying into it. As a Certified Financial Planner, my question is: Does Robo Advice have true value to the average consumer? My answer: A definitive “maybe.” The road to good advice lies in a tangle of issues that can easily sway the answer from a strong “avoid at all costs” to “yes, there’s value there.” According to Wikipedia, “Robo-advisors are a class of financial advisers that provide financial advice or portfolio management online with minimal human […]
RBS plans to roll-out robo-advice
The Royal Bank of Scotland expects to be in a position to make a decision on the roll-out of robo-advice for mortgages by the end of the third quarter of 2017. RBS is currently engaged in a trial of the technology, which could help it to cut costs as it strives to regain profitability amid the ongoing fall-out from the financial crisis. Automation is seen by the Financial Conduct Authority as a means of bridging the ‘advice gap’ – providing assistance for people unable to afford the services of an IFA – but there are fears it could lead to job losses in the sector as human advisers are gradually […]
Nod takes home gold at UK’s first Startup Games in Australasia
UK Department for International Trade awards Australian fintech startup, Nod, winner of Australasia’s first Startup Games in Sydney yesterday. Australian fintech startup Nod has been declared the gold medal winner of the UK Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Startup Games, which was held at The Mint in Sydney yesterday. Nod will travel to London this June, courtesy of sponsor British Airways, to participate in London Tech week and find out how they can scale and grow in the UK. Nod pitched their way to the top against more than 50 other entrepreneurs by engaging with top investors and mentors who “invested” virtual funds in the companies they were most impressed […]