February 2016




Ferratum Gets Nod from FCA

Short-term lender Ferratum UK has just been given FCA authorisation. The firm describes itself as one of the world’s largest mobile microloan lenders, offering a…


Regulator Says Banks Should Let Go

The big banks should  loosen their grip on the payments system so that innovation and competition can be encouraged. This is the provisional finding of…





Assetz Attracts £22m

Assetz Capital’s quick access account, launched in September, has already attracted some £22m. This, says the peer-to-peer alternative finance platform, is expected to reach £30m…


eToro Goes to Russia with Love

Investment social network platform eToro has made a move into Russia by partnering with Sberbank, the country’s largest bank. eToro and Sberbank have created a…