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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 20, 2018

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First UK finance provider joins Mintos

February 27, 2018 |

THE FIRST UK finance provider has joined European lending marketplace Mintos.

1pm is an Aim-listed alternative finance provider that lends to UK small- and medium-sized enterprises through its subsidiary companies. It offers a range of business finance solutions including asset … Read More

Ranger Direct steps up hunt for new management

January 29, 2018 |

RANGER Direct Lending (RDL) has begun inviting interested parties to bid for management of the investment trust from May.

The  alternative finance-focused investment trust said in a stock market announcement on Monday that its current arrangements end in May 2018, … Read More

Small businesses turn to alternative finance to fund growth

November 6, 2017 |

MANY small businesses are turning to alternative finance options, including peer-to-peer lending, to support their growth plans in 2018, research suggests.

A poll of 1,000 small business owners by payments company Worldpay found 52 per cent are concerned that traditional … Read More

Invest & Fund passes £30m lending milestone

November 2, 2017 |

PROPERTY lender Invest & Fund has passed £30m in lending, following the completion of a £5.6m residential development facility.

“We passed £25m in total lending in late October,” Invest & Fund’s co-founder and chief executive David Turner (pictured) said.

“Our … Read More

Slight summer downturn for alternative finance

August 29, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE finance experienced a slight downturn over the summer, but the sector remains strong overall, according to new data.

The Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) found that the marketplace contracted slightly over the summer, dropping to 90.32 in July, … Read More

Ranger Direct Lending sees NAV fall for fifth month in a row

August 4, 2017 |

RANGER Direct Lending saw its net asset value (NAV) return fall for the fifth consecutive month in June.

The US-focused alternative investment trust reported 0.54 per cent growth in its NAV in June 2017, down from 0.58 per cent the … Read More

The House Crowd hits £50m via mix of P2P and crowdfunding

July 13, 2017 |

THE HOUSE CROWD has hit the £50m funding target it set out to achieve in October last year.

The Manchester-based property platform started targeting institutional money at the end of last year to achieve its first £50m of funds channelled … Read More

Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in crowdfunding campaigns

July 12, 2017 |

FEMALE entrepreneurs financing their ventures through crowdfunding are outperforming their male counterparts at a global level, new research has claimed.

Women-led campaigns were 32 per cent more successful than men-led campaigns, a study by accountancy firm PwC and trade body … Read More

ThinCats teams up with Alderburn Finance to fund Scottish marine trainer

July 12, 2017 |

THINCATS has sealed a deal with commercial finance broker Alderburn Finance and Stream Marine Training (SMT) to help the latter step up its cost efficiency and growth plans.

The peer-to-peer lending platform, which channels funds to small- and medium-sized enterprises, … Read More

Navigating a complex market

July 12, 2017 |

Stephen Findlay, chief executive of peer-to-peer investment manager BondMason, explains why lending is the new investing

Despite being around for many years, direct lending, which also encompasses peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has only recently been recognised as a mainstream asset class. … Read More