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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 17, 2018

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SME News

New business finance aggregator launches

January 15, 2018 |

ONLINE business finance brokers Sorodo have launched a new financing platform that will include peer-to-peer lenders among the funding options it presents to businesses.

The new platform, called Capalona, aggregates a variety of funding options including secured and unsecured business … Read More

Dramatic rise in late payments to UK businesses

January 15, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters (73 per cent) of invoices sent by UK businesses to EU firms were paid late in 2017, research shows.

The figure represents a huge increase from the 40.4 per cent of invoices that were paid late the … Read More

Lenders plan to scale back unsecured credit significantly

January 11, 2018 |

LENDERS expect to provide significantly less unsecured consumer credit in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Bank of England’s latest credit conditions survey.

Unsecured lending to households fell again in the fourth quarter, meaning reductions were reported in … Read More

FSB launches AI-led business finance aggregator

January 10, 2018 |

THE FEDERATION of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new business finance aggregator that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to match potential borrowers with more than 100 lenders.

The trade body unveiled the FSB Funding Platform on Wednesday, after it was trialled … Read More

Small business confidence drops for fourth consecutive quarter

January 5, 2018 |

SMALL business confidence is continuing to decline, driven by surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand.

The Small Business Index (SBI), released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on Friday, stood at -2.5 in the fourth … Read More

Brexit woes could slow invoice finance growth

January 3, 2018 |

THERE IS a correlation between the growth of invoice finance and the UK economy, raising concerns about how Brexit will impact the sector, new analysis from Equiniti has warned.

The specialist outsourcer, which delivers technology-enabled solutions to FTSE 100 companies, … Read More

Cash flow issues keep most SME bosses awake at night

December 18, 2017 |

CASH flow concerns keep 63 per cent of small business bosses awake at night, with a third admitting that insufficient working capital has stunted their growth plans.

New research from Barclaycard, released on Monday, showed that small- and medium-sized enterprises … Read More

Win a champagne gift box with P2PFN’s Christmas contest

December 11, 2017 |

Peer2Peer Finance News is getting into the festive spirit with a special Christmas giveaway!

By signing up to our social media channels and our e-newsletter (if you haven’t already), you will be in with a chance of winning a Louis Roederer … Read More

Accountants call for more Brexit certainty as confidence slides

November 29, 2017 |

UNCERTAINTY over the outcome of Brexit negotiations has prompted a fall in business confidence among accountants, a survey claims.

A member poll by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, released on Wednesday, found 49 per cent are feeling less confident … Read More

Late payments in construction sector hit five-year high

November 27, 2017 |

LATE payments to construction companies hit a five-year high in 2016, new research claims.

Business finance aggregator Funding Options analysed 13,213 UK construction businesses and found they face an average wait of 69 days for bills to be paid, up … Read More