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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 16, 2018

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Property market and SMEs at risk amid new Brexit chaos

November 15, 2018 |

HOUSEBUILDERS and small businesses are set to suffer the effects of the ongoing Brexit negotiation crisis, after a series of cabinet resignations sparked calls for another election.

Financial experts have warned that there are “big risks lying ahead” for the … Read More

Budget 2018: ‘No sign of end of austerity for SMEs’

October 29, 2018 |

GOVERNMENT commitments to end austerity have been labelled as “words not actions” by peer-to-peer lender ArchOver.

Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) said that the “era of austerity is finally coming to an end”, in his last Budget before Brexit.

However, Angus Dent, ArchOver’s … Read More

SME investment hampered by business angel myths

October 17, 2018 |

STARTUPS and small firms are missing out on potential investment due to misconceptions over who can become a business angel, research claims.

Analysis by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) found that 75 per cent of business angels were aged 45 … Read More

ArchOver launches auto-invest product

October 8, 2018 |

ARCHOVER has launched an auto-investment product, offering target returns of up to 6.4 per cent.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Monday that the new offering – which it calls its Investment Plan – will improve accessibility for retail investors … Read More

Growth Street calls for “passable” Brexit plan

October 8, 2018 |

GROWTH Street is calling for more investment in research and development, as it urges the government to “get a handle on Brexit negotiations” to support the UK economy.

Greg Carter (pictured), chief executive of the peer-to-peer lender, said a “passable … Read More

SME housebuilders urged to consider alternative finance

October 5, 2018 |

CROWDFUNDING has been highlighted as a key source of funding in a new guide to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fund property developments.

Trade body UK Finance and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have launched the guide for … Read More

Politics rather than economics is limiting SME finance

October 4, 2018 |

POLITICS rather than economics is hindering banks from lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises, a report claims.

Research by trade finance data supplier Coriolis Technologies warned trade wars and political tensions between countries have more of an adverse effect on … Read More

SMEs unwilling to borrow despite greater access to finance

October 2, 2018 |

ALMOST two thirds of UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not willing to borrow money to fund the expansion of their business, amid “subdued” attitudes towards external financing.

According to the latest BDRC SME Finance Monitor, just 34 per … Read More

Growth Street addresses liquidity demand after student feedback

October 2, 2018 |

GROWTH Street has made improvements to its liquidity demand management processes following feedback from postgraduate students from University College London (UCL).

The peer-to-peer finance marketplace has been collaborating with UCL for two years, giving students access to three years of … Read More

British Business Bank appoints new head of patient capital activities

October 1, 2018 |

THE BRITISH Business Bank (BBB) has named Catherine Lewis La Torre as chief executive of its commercial patient capital activities. In this role, Lewis La Torre (pictured) will be responsible for allocating long-term financing to businesses across the UK.

British … Read More