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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 16, 2018

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Most business advisers would recommend alternative finance to fund growth

June 27, 2018 |

THE VAST majority of business advisers would recommend alternative finance to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to grow, ThinCats research has found.

The peer-to-peer business lender surveyed 300 advisory professionals during Spring 2018 and found that 89 per cent … Read More

New SME funding hub will boost awareness of P2P

June 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance resources will be included in a new funding hub for high-growth businesses looking to scale up in the UK.

The interactive website, launched by the British Business Bank, offers articles, infographics, videos and event listings aimed at digitally-savvy … Read More

SMEs missing out on savings returns

June 4, 2018 |

THE MAJORITY of UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are failing to generate any return on their business savings, according to new research.

A survey conducted for challenger bank Aldermore found that 62 per cent of SMEs, equivalent to three … Read More

SME funding platform partners with Hiscox

May 31, 2018 |

SWOOP, a new small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) funding platform, has partnered with Hiscox on the insurer’s business accelerator portal.

Swoop, which is a re-brand of BizFly, connects businesses in need of finance with over 400 lenders including peer-to-peer platforms … Read More

More SMEs turning to alternative finance as Brexit approaches

May 30, 2018 |

MORE businesses are now exploring alternative finance options rather than relying on traditional borrowing methods, research claims.

Analysis by commercial finance provider Wesleyan Bank found that rather than small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) relying on overdrafts, savings and credit cards … Read More

Young entrepreneurs leading scale-up growth

May 21, 2018 |

YOUNG entrepreneurs are taking the lead as the number of scale-up businesses in the UK continues to grow, according to new research.

The number of start-up businesses that are successfully scaling up increased by 12 per cent in 2016, according … Read More

University business hub launches fintech start-up programme

May 17, 2018 |

BUSINESS incubator SETsquared has launched a new programme for fintech start-ups to access the knowledge and resources of five universities backing the hub.

The scale-up programme is supported by Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey universities and offers mentoring, access … Read More

Tech too costly for almost half of UK SMEs

May 16, 2018 |

THE UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) could find their growth prospects hampered by an inability to adopt the latest technologies, according to new research.

The study conducted by the 2018 International Business Festival showed that 45 per cent of … Read More

Small firms facing credit squeeze

May 10, 2018 |

SMALL UK firms are struggling to access new finance with credit approvals at their lowest level in over two years, according to new research.

The survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) showed that only 60 per cent of … Read More

ThinCats continues trend for larger deals with £3m loan to food chain

May 8, 2018 |

THINCATS has originated one of its largest loans this year to healthy food chain Abokado, as the peer-to-peer lender looks to scale up its lending with larger deals.

The platform, which originates loans for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has … Read More