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Recent articles by Ryan:

The Fintech Files: Goldie Lookin’ Blockchains

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

Facebook’s diminished Libra club officially launches — but still has no CEO

Seven of the original cast of 28 supporting companies have pulled out of the project → Read More

FCA meets junior bankers in a bid to improve conduct

The FCA has held roundtable sessions with junior staff at its offices in Stratford, with more set to follow → Read More

FCA probes into crypto businesses surge 74%

Spike in investigations is part of a coordinated campaign of action by the FCA → Read More

Robo-adviser Moneyfarm sells €40m stake to Italian post office

The fintech firm already counts the asset manager Allianz as a strategic investor → Read More

The Fintech Files: Despite all the pilots, blockchain is yet to lift off

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

Hack the block: Exchange breaches drive investment in blockchain security

Though attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges highlight the risks of the new technology, humans are the weakest link → Read More

Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield: ‘Transparency matters most when there’s stuff you’d prefer not to tell people’

The co-founder of the challenger bank discusses pottery, the frustrations of being transparent and how Silicon Valley has turned San Francisco into a ‘dystopia’ → Read More

BlackRock-backed robo-advisor taps into banks

Scalable Capital is expanding its product range through a tie-up with the deposit marketplace Raisin → Read More

Most London fintechs not ready for a no-deal Brexit

A survey by the fintech lobby group Innovate Finance revealed worrying signs about the preparedness of the sector → Read More

Tiger cub Laffont in $50m round for AI start-up

The California-based firm’s involvement with Coatue may signal hopes for a stock flotation → Read More

The Fintech Files: Cloud formations

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

LendInvest to delay IPO in favour of private cash injection

LendInvest, one of the UK’s best-known fintech firms, has ruled out an initial public offering later this year and will instead turn to the private markets for its next round of capital raising. The group, which matches investors with property loans, has prepared an IPO prospectus and earlier this year appointed investment bankers at Lazard to help it explore a range of funding options. → Read More

The Fintech Files: Big Revolut is watching you

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

Credit Suisse anchors fintech lender’s new fund with £225m pledge

Consumer loan platform Lendable has secured a commitment of up to £225m in financing from the Swiss bank → Read More

Goldman-backed BitGo appoints chief revenue officer

BitGo claims to have won some of Xapo’s larger custody clients following its recent acquisition by Coinbase → Read More

Digital bank Monzo targets big beasts of investing for next funding round

The fintech start-up wants to get pension and sovereign wealth funds on board → Read More

The Fintech Files: Fidelity’s stealthy fintech investment team

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

The Fintech Files: The freshly minted partner behind A&O’s legal tech

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

Facebook unfriended: the start-ups who rebuffed its crypto offer

Sources say the Silicon Valley icon approached more than 10 start-ups but could not overcome ideological differences → Read More