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Moriah Costa


Moriah Costa is a journalist specializing in fintech, finance and regulation. She previously worked at S&P Global as a banking reporter covering U.S. regulators, markets and issues impacting the sector at large. She is currently a graduate student at City University of London where she studies Financial Journalism. She has covered a variety of stories, including education, personal finance, and economics. She holds a BA in Journalism from Arizona State Univeristy.

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Articles by Moriah Costa

Investors flock to Innovative Finance ISA

24th February 2017

Lending platforms are seeing a flux of ISA turnover, as firms and investors rush to meet the tax year deadline.   As the Individual Savings Account deadline looms, many investors are looking ...

Australian comparison firm eyes UK robo advice

23rd February 2017

Finder.com is the latest company to move to UK, as the government looks to attract cross border fintech companies.   Australian-based personal finance comparison site finder.com is moving ...

Moneyfarm hires ex-Facebook advisor

23rd February 2017

The digital wealth manager is planning its next phase of growth.   A former Facebook strategist is joining robo advisor Moneyfarm as its Chief Commercial Officer as the firm celebrates its ...

Robo advisor Moola poaches CIO from BlackRock

16th February 2017

The online wealth management firm has hired Simon Moore as its Chief Investment Officer, who joins from BlackRock-owned FutureAdvisor.       Online wealth management firm Moola ...

OurCrowd continues push into Asia with Taiwan office, partnership

16th February 2017

The platform is opening an office in Taipei as Asian investors increase their interest in equity crowdfunding.     Jerusalem-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is continuing its expansion ...

Robo-advisor Wealthify plotting growth with 2017 national marketing campaign

20th January 2017

The wealth management start-up hopes to help 1 million UK savers invest with its first nationwide marketing.     Cardiff-based start-up Wealthify is kicking off a national advertising ...

Why millennials are the future of robo advice

20th January 2017

Ease of access and cost savings are some of the reasons the younger generation in both the US and UK use wealth management apps, finds Moriah Costa.     The financial crisis of 2008 ...

UK robo-advisers to watch out for in 2017

19th January 2017

A number of wealth management start-ups have recently launched in the UK.     As robo advising grows in popularity among users, a number of recent companies have launched in the UK ...

Brexit could be an opportunity for fintech firms in the UK

18th January 2017

The UK has been the leader of fintech regulation and leaving the Europe Union could make it even stronger, Moriah Costa examines in the last of a special three pieces on the impact of Brexit on fintech.     Although ...

Robo advisor Scalable Capital partners with Siemens

17th January 2017

The wealth manager will provide current and former German Siemens employees investment options through its automated portfolio.     Start-up wealth manager Scalable Capital is partnering ...

Alternative lender Platform Black changes name to Sancus Finance

17th January 2017

The name change is part of an operational review by its owner, GLI Finance Limited.     Platform Black Limited is now Sancus Finance Limited, in a move by its owners to specialise in ...

Fintech makes it to Davos

17th January 2017

Innovate Finance, a UK fintech association, will discuss how the UK became a leader in financial technology at the World Economic Forum.       UK fintech companies are attending ...

How the UK became the ‘fintech capital of the world’

16th January 2017

In the second of a three-part series, Moriah Costa examines the impact of Brexit on alternative finance and how the UK became the fintech capital.     As the date for the government ...

Investors welcome robo advisors, finds report

16th January 2017

Seven in 10 consumers globally are open to using robo advice for banking, insurance and retirement planning.       Clients around the world welcome the use of automated algorithms ...

Landbay becomes latest P2P platform with ISA manager status by HMRC

16th January 2017

The buy-to-let mortgage platform was granted ISA status and plans to launch an IFSA in the next month.   Landbay will join the growing number of platforms authorised to offer an Innovative ...

Robo advisor Nutmeg kicks off ISA Season by slashing fees

13th January 2017

  The online wealth manager has introduced a lower fee structure and is cutting management fees for customers.     Online wealth manager Nutmeg is passing on technology advancements ...

P2P platforms kick off ISA season eyeing Q1 product launch

12th January 2017

Edinburgh-based LendingCrowd and London-based LandlordInvest are the latest platforms approved to offer the IFISA.   LendingCrowd and LandlordInvest are set to launch their own Innovative Finance ...

Report: UK millennials set to increase 2017 investments, despite Brexit

12th January 2017

A quarter of retail investors are more likely to invest after Brexit, in a sign of confidence post-referendum Britain.   Investors are confident in the market, despite half of the UK voting ...

The Brexit risk to the UK’s status as ‘fintech capital of the world’

11th January 2017

In this three part series, Moriah Costa examines the impact that Brexit could have on fintech in the UK, how it became the capital and what opportunities could arise.     The future ...

Five crowdfunding predictions for 2017

10th January 2017

Crowdcube reveals its key expectations for the crowdfunding market in 2017     As small businesses increasingly look to alternative methods of financing, crowdfunding platform Crowdcube ...

Just Loans Group seeks £50m bond backed by SME loans

10th January 2017

The A rated tradable bond will be backed by small-and-medium sized business loans, providing them much needed financing as banks continue to scale back loans.     Alternative lender ...

Robo advisor Scalable reaches £100m of assets

9th January 2017

Shortly before Christmas the start-up reached €100m of assets under management in 10 months, making it among the fastest growing robo advice companies.        Wealth ...

The big banks and wealth managers that invested in robo advice in 2016

6th January 2017

Large financial institutions are embracing the brave new world of financial technology, investing in robo advising firms and spinning off advisors of their own.         Wells ...

Curiosity about peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and fintech spiked among investors in 2016

6th January 2017

Investors were keen to find out more about Trumponomics, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and fintech during the tremulous year of post-truth.       Peer-to-peer lending gained ...