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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 15, 2018

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Anil Stocker

Barclays takes stake in MarketInvoice in SME drive

August 2, 2018 |

BARCLAYS has taken a minority stake in business finance provider MarketInvoice – a move that will allow the bank to offer its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients access to MarketInvoice’s technology.

The high street bank hopes the strategic partnership … Read More

MarketInvoice hires first female chief technology officer

June 11, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE has named what is believed to be one of the fintech sector’s first female chief technology officers.

Rija Javed has joined the peer-to-peer business loans and invoice finance platform from Silicon Valley startup Wealthfront, with her appointment secured by … Read More

MarketInvoice secures £100m of institutional funding for larger invoice finance deals

March 26, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE has secured more than £100m of fresh funding from two of its institutional investors.

The peer-to-peer business finance lender said on Monday that it has signed agreements with Portuguese bank Banco BNI Europa (BNI) and Germany’s Varengold Bank to … Read More

MarketInvoice hits £2bn lending milestone

March 19, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE has reached £2bn of cumulative lending and expects to hit £3bn by the end of the year.

The business finance company said on Monday that the first £1bn was achieved after five years of trading and the second £1bn … Read More

P2P industry welcomes CCAF report amid due diligence concerns

December 8, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms have heralded the latest update on the size and strength of the sector from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).

The latest CCAF report showed the whole alternative investment market grew by 43.1 per cent to £4.5bn … Read More

Budget unveils £20bn action plan to support tech scale-ups

November 22, 2017 |

THE CHANCELLOR has unveiled a £20bn ‘action plan’ to help innovative firms scale up, in order to achieve the goal of helping a new tech business launch every half hour.

Philip Hammond (pictured) used Wednesday’s speech to detail new measures … Read More

MarketInvoice expands into business loans market

November 1, 2017 |

MARKETINVOICE is expanding into the business loans market.

The peer-to-peer invoice finance platform said on Wednesday that it now offers unsecured business loans ranging between £10,000 and £100,000 over a 12-month term with no early repayment fees.

The firm has … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

MarketInvoice: Fintech saves businesses more than £5k a year

September 25, 2017 |

TWO THIRDS of businesses are embracing fintech, with a third making use of it for loans or invoice finance, MarketInvoice has revealed.

A poll of more than 3,400 businesses by the peer-to-peer platform found 32 per cent have used online … Read More

MarketInvoice gets £45m funding boost from German bank

September 19, 2017 |

MARKETINVOICE has signed an agreement with German private bank Varengold to provide £45m of funding annually to UK SMEs via its platform.

The peer-to-peer invoice finance firm said on Tuesday that it had seen greater interest from global institutions, along with … Read More