UK fintech startups to watch in 2016: The hottest UK fintech startups, from challenger banks to peer-to-peer lending

Scott Carey
Scott Carey

Scott Carey

Scott graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Magazine Journalism. He has a keen interest in disruptive tech, sport and the media.

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Fintech is booming in the UK, with venture capitalists and the big banks circling companies that can transform financial services, and make everyone lots of money.

According to research by Let's Talk Payments more than $5.5 billion (£3.8bn) of investments were made in the fintech industry between July 2015 and January 2016.

Here are some of the hottest fintech startups in the UK right now, from young upstarts to more established names that are eyeing an IPO.

Note: fintech can be a nebulous term in the world of startups but for the sake of this list we are defining a fintech startup as a company that is using technology to help people and businesses manage their finances.

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