There are more female founders than ever

2022 was a good year for women in business. In fact, as years go, it might have been the best ever. Women in the UK launched more than 150,000 new companies in 2022 — that’s double the number launched just four years earlier in 2018.


Scottish fintech DirectID raises €9m from IKEA group

DirectID, a fintech specialising in credit risk, risk analytics and predictive modelling, using bank transaction data has raised €9m. 


Zopa acquires BNPL DivideBuy

Zopa has acquired ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) platform DivideBuy in its first-ever acquisition.


Lending infrastructure provider Kennek raises $4.5m to help streamline alternative credit sector

London-based lending infrastructure provider Kennek has today closed a $4.5m pre-seed funding round to scale-up its European operations.