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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 27, 2019

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British Business Bank

New £500m fund to boost patient capital for high-growth firms

May 15, 2018 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the state-backed British Business Bank, has launched a new £500m programme to boost scale-up funding.

The Managed Funds Programme (MFP), first unveiled in the Autumn Budget, is designed to help address the UK’s patient capital … Read More

Lack of investment infrastructure stifling SME support beyond London

March 19, 2018 |

INVESTORS are keen to put money behind local businesses but are limited by funds mainly being channelled towards London, research claims.

A report by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), focusing on the West Midlands region, found 18 per cent … Read More

P2P lending soars but SMEs generally wary of finance

February 20, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending and other forms of alternative business finance saw significant growth last year, but an aversion to external finance continues to hold back many small firms, according to the latest research from the British Business Bank (BBB).

The … Read More

National investment bank needed to boost SME lending

February 16, 2018 |

THE UK government should create a “national investment bank” to increase lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a think tank has suggested.

Justin Protts, chief economist at Civitas, argued that the UK’s low productivity has been fuelled by the … Read More

British Business Investments commits £15m to Balderton’s new fund

November 30, 2017 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, is investing £15m in Balderton’s new technology start-up fund.

The state-backed lender said on Thursday that the investment is being made under its VC Catalyst programme, which has now … Read More

Chancellor to back support package for scale-ups

November 20, 2017 |

THE Chancellor is expected to give his backing this week to a series of recommendations aimed at supporting UK scale-ups, including the creation of a multi-billion pound fund.

The recommendations have been submitted to the Treasury by private sector bosses‎ … Read More

Value of SMEs vastly underestimated

November 16, 2017 |

A NEW survey from the British Business Bank (BBB) has revealed the vast majority of the nation significantly underestimates the scale of small businesses in the UK.

Research by ICM, commissioned by the BBB, found that just two per cent … Read More

EFG loans boost small business turnover by 7.3pc a year

November 15, 2017 |

SMALL businesses who receive a loan via the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme grow their turnover by 7.3 per cent more each year than businesses who do not get an EFG loan, new analysis has found.

Annual employment … Read More

British Business Bank’s EFG scheme hits £3bn lending milestone

November 2, 2017 |

BRITISH Business Bank (BBB) has lent more than £3bn to smaller businesses that would struggle to obtain finance, through its enterprise finance guarantee (EFG) programme.

The initiative provides loans ranging between £1,000 and £1.2m to small firms that would have … 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