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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

Excess cash eats into Honeycomb’s NAV returns

June 21, 2018 |

THE HONEYCOMB Investment Trust saw its net asset value (NAV) returns slow in May after hitting a new high the month before.

The alternative-finance focused fund posted a NAV return of 0.56 per cent, down from 1.36 per cent in … Read More

Honeycomb NAV soars after share sale

May 21, 2018 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust, the alternative finance-focused fund, increased its net asset value (NAV) return to 0.88 per cent in April.

The figure, stated under IFRS 9 reporting standards which take into account bad loans, is an improvement from 0.72 per … Read More

Record quarter for Victory Park Capital revenue returns

May 10, 2018 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) Specialty Lending has reported record quarterly revenue returns for the first quarter of this year, boosted by its balance sheet investments.

The alternative finance-focused investment fund said it generated a gross revenue return on balance sheet … Read More

Ranger rejects Oaktree call to shut down fund

April 24, 2018 |

RANGER Direct Lending (RDL) has rejected Oaktree’s recommendation for the fund to shut down, stating that it is dealing with the issues which were raised in the shareholder’s letter, which described RDL as a “sub-standard platform.”

“The Board notes today … Read More

First-time house buyers consider alternative finance options

April 18, 2018 |

ALMOST half of first-time property buyers in the UK are considering using alternative finance to help raise a deposit, according to new research.

The research conducted by high street bank Santander found that more than 40 per cent of first-time … Read More

Alternative lending execs predict City funding boost

April 10, 2018 |

INSTITUTIONAL investment is the most likely source of fresh capital into the alternative lending sector, according to a survey of industry executives.

Global peer-to-peer lender Prodigy Finance surveyed 117 alternative finance professionals and found that 39 per cent think that … Read More

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