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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 20, 2018

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Lack of investment infrastructure stifling SME support beyond London

March 19, 2018 |

INVESTORS are keen to put money behind local businesses but are limited by funds mainly being channelled towards London, research claims.

A report by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), focusing on the West Midlands region, found 18 per cent … Read More

SMEs becoming more aware of P2P lending

March 15, 2018 |

AWARENESS of peer-to-peer lending has increased among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research shows.

The latest SME Finance Monitor, from insight agency BDRC, shows 32 per cent of the 130,000 firms interviewed were aware of P2P lending in the fourth quarter … Read More

Helmet maker Ruroc looks to raise £200,000 via Crowd2Fund

March 13, 2018 |

EXTREME sports protection gear brand Ruroc is looking to raise £200,000 in debt finance through Crowd2Fund to support its expansion plans.

This will be the third time that Ruroc has used the peer-to-peer lending platform to obtain funding. It raised … Read More

Growth Street: SMEs let down by lack of export guidance

February 28, 2018 |

BRITAIN’S small- and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being let down by a lack of guidance on how to start exporting, Growth Street has claimed.

The peer-to-peer business lender said that the lack of information could potentially block any post-Brexit ambitions despite … Read More

Most SMEs unable to access funding for growth

February 21, 2018 |

MORE than half (55 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are unable to access the funding they need to grow, a survey suggests.

The main hindering factor is a lack of education or understanding of … Read More

P2P lending soars but SMEs generally wary of finance

February 20, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending and other forms of alternative business finance saw significant growth last year, but an aversion to external finance continues to hold back many small firms, according to the latest research from the British Business Bank (BBB).

The … Read More

National investment bank needed to boost SME lending

February 16, 2018 |

THE UK government should create a “national investment bank” to increase lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a think tank has suggested.

Justin Protts, chief economist at Civitas, argued that the UK’s low productivity has been fuelled by the … Read More

New firm launches to back high-growth SMEs

February 15, 2018 |

BLENHEIM Chalcot investment adviser David Weaver is among the City veterans backing a new company that is looking to fund promising start-ups in the UK.

On its website, Ansor says it “creates value through the acquisition and combination of profitable UK … Read More

BoE issues warning to SMEs using property as loan collateral

February 2, 2018 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use their own commercial property as loan collateral could be hit in the event of a market adjustment, the Bank of England (BoE) has warned.

Three quarters of SMEs in Britain use their own … Read More

A fifth of small firms at risk from lack of savings

January 31, 2018 |

BUSINESSES are failing to put enough cash into savings to cover unforeseen events, research claims.

Analysis by Aldermore, released on Wednesday, found the self-employed and small businesses are holding inadequate amounts of savings, leaving them unprepared for times where they … Read More