What if consumers started sharing instead of buying? In the new episode of Ask Me AnyFin, we’re taking a closer look at the state of the social sharing economy with Tom West, the founder and CEO of the rental platform RentMy. We also discuss building a community around the idea of renting your items and what makes some sharing economy models a success with users.
Tag: UK FinTech
This week we have news from Nimbla and Collective Benefits about large investments coming their way to drive their growth. Make sure you don’t miss new exciting partnerships: Verto and ClearBank join forces in the cross-border payments sphere, while Atom Bank and Landbay make a deal in the mortgage lending market. To top it all off, we take a look at Klarna’s one-stop shopping app. Read on!
This week the savings platform Chip breaks records with its crowdfunding round held on Crowdcube. Meanwhile, Plaid, the open banking company, has released a report revealing that more people use financial technology than video streaming services or social media. Read on for more insights from this research as well as a breakdown of new product launches from Credit Kudos, ilumoni, and GoHenry.
How is the UK startup landscape 18 months after the beginning of the pandemic? Despite the challenges, a recent survey shows that businesses turn pretty optimistic about the next 12 months. New funding rounds and positive financial data seem to back this optimistic outlook. Keep reading for more good news!