Finance Breaking news Updraft raises £16m to help Brits break up with their credit cards last financial news
Breaking-Finance.Com - Updraft, a London-based startup promising to help users ditch their credit cards, has raised £16 million in equity and debt.
Breaking-Finance.Com - Updraft, a London-based startup promising to help users ditch their credit cards, has raised £16 million in equity and debt. Quilam Capital led the round on the debt side, while the UK Government’s Future Fund participated via their convertible loan note alongside a group of high-net-worth investors.Founded by former HSBC executive Aseem Munshi, Updraft has developed a part lending, part credit report, and part financial planning app.The company says it wants to help customers get rid of spend-linked borrowings such as credit cards, overdrafts and increasingly, the buy now, pay later schemes often found on ecommerce sites.
. Where expensive borrowing is detected, users can get ‘Updraft Credit’ to pay off these high-interest-rate debts with a lower-cost loan.After beta testing throughout the year and building up a 40,000-strong waitlist, the FCA-approved service hit the Apple App store last week. An Android version is in the pipeline.
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