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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 22, 2017

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SMEs and P2P lenders back Brexit-heavy Queen’s Speech

June 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have heralded legislation on housing and asset-backed financing in the Queen’s Speech that should help boost their platforms.

The Queen outlined 27 bills and draft bills on Wednesday morning, with a strong focus on Brexit, but other measures … Read More

Female entrepreneurs more cagey about post-Brexit prospects

June 20, 2017 |

IT IS often said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus when it comes to relationships, but the same may apply to finance, according to RateSetter.

A poll by the peer-to-peer lender shows that less than half … Read More

How rising inflation will impact small businesses

June 16, 2017 |

Everybody knows that rising inflation means an increase in the cost of living. But not everyone realises that the effect on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be much more severe.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Consumer … Read More

The SME’s guide to P2P

June 16, 2017 |

Obtaining the best finance suited to your needs can be challenging for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the potential pitfalls and opportunities, and looks at where peer-to-peer finance can help…

Where to begin when looking for … Read More

UK businesses more pessimistic about future amid political chaos

June 12, 2017 |

THE BRITISH business community has voiced strong dissent against growing political uncertainty and lack of reassurance over Brexit negotiations, with the director of a high-profile trade body warning of potentially “disastrous consequences” for the UK economy.

57 per cent of … Read More

SMEs missing out on £1.6bn by not using innovative payments technology

May 19, 2017 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on £1.6bn by not adopting new payments technology, Barclaycard research has found.

46 per cent of millennial shoppers are opting to pay using a ‘next generation’ payment solution such as online ‘invisible’ … Read More

UK SME manufacturers hit six-year export order high

May 5, 2017 |

UK SMALL- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers are going full steam ahead, posting their highest level of export orders and output growth in six years, new research shows.

International orders surged by 20 per cent in the three months to … Read More

Invoice finance has soared by £8bn since credit crunch

May 2, 2017 |

UK AND Irish businesses have turned to alternative sources of funding in the decade since the credit crunch, with invoice finance rising by more than £8bn, says new research.

There was a record high of £22.2bn of asset-based finance advanced … Read More

UK SMEs bullish on growth despite political woes

April 25, 2017 |

THE VAST majority of small businesses in the UK have shrugged off the current political uncertainty and are optimistic about their growth over the next year, despite feeling a lack of support from the government.

Accountancy firm Smith & … Read More

Hot property

April 24, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer property lenders have experienced stellar growth in recent years, but will tax and regulatory changes stop the sector in its tracks?

Property lending makes up a significant part of the peer-to-peer finance sector, whether it be buy-to-let mortgages, bridging or … Read More