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Harry Holmes

Harry is a freelance journalist covering fintech, banking and finance. He previously worked in banking at Lloyds Banking Group.  

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Articles by Harry Holmes

Is an M&A boom imminent for UK fintech?

15th September 2017

European fintech companies, particularly in the UK, are set for a wave of acquisition according to industry experts.   The first half of 2017 has seen a boost for global fintech after a stuttering ...

Monzo puts fees to customer vote

13th September 2017

Monzo has launched a customer poll to determine the future cost of foreign ATM fees.   The rising cost of foreign ATM fees is forcing Monzo to end its policy of free withdrawals. Global point-of-sale ...

Zorin Finance expands senior team

13th September 2017

Benoit Vanpoperinghe and Richard Gosden have joined Zorin Finance’s senior team.   Benoit Vanpoperinghe joins Zorin Finance, the alternative property lending specialist, as Chief Operating ...

Starling Bank launches fintech marketplace

12th September 2017

Mobile-only bank Starling has launched a marketplace for financial products.     The newly launched Starling Marketplace, available through the app, will enable customers to browse products ...

Divorce prompts more women to seek financial advice

12th September 2017

More women are seeking financial advice however there remains a lack of gender diversity among advisors.   Financial advisers are seeing growing demand for advice from women owing to increased ...

Can Monzo and Revolut replicate the success of TransferWise?

16th August 2017

For those looking to disrupt the UK banking market, growth is the new profitability. Despite customer numbers continuing to grow, revenues languish. With TransferWise recently announcing its first profit ...

Usain Bolt-backed firm launches crowdfunding campaign

15th August 2017

Enertor, the specialist insole company endorsed by Usain Bolt is looking to raise £750,000 on Crowdcube.     Valued at £10m, Enertor is selling a 7 per cent stake on the ...