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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 27, 2019

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The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Profits up at British Business Investments as fintech portfolio grows

October 23, 2018 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, has reported a 23 per cent jump in pre-tax profits in its full-year results.

The state-backed lender’s gross annual income of £76.2m delivered a pre-tax profit of £67.9m for … Read More

SMEs unwilling to borrow despite greater access to finance

October 2, 2018 |

ALMOST two thirds of UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not willing to borrow money to fund the expansion of their business, amid “subdued” attitudes towards external financing.

According to the latest BDRC SME Finance Monitor, just 34 per … Read More

British Business Bank appoints new head of patient capital activities

October 1, 2018 |

THE BRITISH Business Bank (BBB) has named Catherine Lewis La Torre as chief executive of its commercial patient capital activities. In this role, Lewis La Torre (pictured) will be responsible for allocating long-term financing to businesses across the UK.

British … Read More

UK small businesses unsure of growth strategies

September 19, 2018 |

ONE third of small business owners want to grow their enterprise but are unsure how to do so, according to new research.

A survey commissioned by the British Business Bank found that many small businesses are unaware of the alternative … Read More

ThinCats warns state support for UK SMEs lagging behind Europe

July 23, 2018 |

THE UK is far behind its European counterparts in supporting small- and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), ThinCats claims.

The peer-to-peer business lender has said that government support for SME finance is just a “tiny fraction” of what is provided in Germany and … Read More

Alternative lenders help push BBB-facilitated loans past £12bn

July 19, 2018 |

ALTERNATIVE lenders helped drive £678m of new funding commitments through British Business Bank (BBB) programmes in 2017/18, taking the total stock of finance provided to small businesses to £12.3bn.

This represents an increase of 33 per cent from the year … Read More

Business angels favouring fintech investments

June 19, 2018 |

FINTECH is now one of the most popular areas with the UK’s business angels, according to new research.

The UK Business Angels Market report, which is published by the British Business Bank, found that 24 per cent of business angels … Read More

British Business Bank launches £2.5bn patient capital programme

June 13, 2018 |

THE BRITISH Business Bank has set up a new £2.5bn investment programme aimed at innovative, high-growth UK companies.

The launch of the British Patient Capital programme follows the Patient Capital Review, which was announced by the Chancellor Philip Hammond during … 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