This week in FinTech world:
- Venture capital funding into UK FinTech firms rose 171% in Q1 2017 when compared to Q1 of 2016, with firms in the space raising $328m. Large funding rounds by Atom and Funding Circle drove the increase.
- NatWest is launching a new lending platform for small businesses, providing clients with a pre-configured financing assessment within 3 minutes.
- Mastercard has announced a set of chatbots that give consumers the ability to order and pay for goods through Facebook’s Messenger service.
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