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London leads list of Europe’s hottest FinTech startups

A list of Europe’s hottest FinTech startups to watch out for in 2015 is dominated by those from London. London’s…

Startup scheme aims to turn London into cyber security hub

Cyber London (CyLon) scheme will turn the British capital into a hub for cyber-security startups. Europe’s first cyber-security accelerator is…

London fintech startup Transferwise valued at close to $1 billion

London fintech startup Transferwise, founded in 2011 by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, raised around $58 million of funding pushing…

UK SMEs confident to expand globally in 2015, finds report

Over a third of UK SMEs expect to grow their international business in the year ahead. Businesses in the UK…

UK creative industries adds massive £77bn to economy, says report

UK creative industries continue to blossom, adding £77 billion to the economy in 2013. Creative industries in the UK are…

Wearable tech innovation in the UK receives £210,000 boost

Innovate UK will provide a £210,000 fund in a bid to drive innovation in wearable tech. The UK continues to…

UK SMEs are thriving in growing British economy

The number of UK SMEs and startups is increasing as the British economy continues to grow. Small and medium-sized enterprises…

UK SMEs in 2014 record fastest growth in 14 years

UK small businesses revenue growth was fastest since 2000, according to Barclays’ Small Business Income Index. Small businesses enjoyed a…

UK mid-sized businesses to drive innovation in 2015

Mid-sized firms in the UK will increase their research and development (R&D) expenditure in 2015. The latest Agents of Growth…

UK SME e-retailers expect sales growth in 2015, says report

Seven out of ten UK SME online retailers are in a positive mood for the year ahead. The majority of…

South London local currency ‘Brixton Pound’ set for contactless use

Users of the hyperlocal Brixton currency ‘Brixton Pound (B£)’ in South London will be able to pay with contactless technology.…

Instagram’s £22 billion valuation outstrips Twitter’s

The value of Instagram has overtaken that of Twitter’s, putting it at a whopping £22 billion. Citigroup recently raised the…

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