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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2018

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Getting down to business

January 15, 2018 |

Business lending is now the largest segment of peer-to-peer finance in the UK, but fierce competition for good-quality borrowers means the platforms have their work cut out. Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the industry’s plans to stay ahead of the … Read More

ThinCats targets south west SMEs with new origination manager

November 13, 2017 |

THINCATS is looking to bolster support for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the south west of England with the appointment of a new origination manager for the region.

Alison Whistance (pictured) has joined the SME loans platform from RBS … Read More

ThinCats makes senior hire to boost loan origination in the Midlands

October 20, 2017 |

THINCATS has unveiled its first senior hire since announcing a £200m funding programme to scale up its business lending.

The peer-to-peer finance platform, which is majority-owned by institutional fund manager ESF Capital, said on Friday that Rav Bagri will join … Read More

ThinCats concludes £200m funding round to scale up SME lending

October 2, 2017 |

THINCATS, alongside its parent firm ESF Capital, has announced the conclusion of a £200m institutional funding programme, which will enable it to scale up its lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The funding programme is made up of £30m already committed … Read More

ThinCats in advanced talks with new institutions

September 29, 2017 |

THINCATS is in “advanced conversations” with several new institutional lenders, with majority shareholder ESF Capital potentially managing their portfolios.

ThinCats announced on Wednesday that it had updated its terms and conditions, partly to address upcoming changes to its institutional investor … Read More

ThinCats widens sources of new loans

November 11, 2016 |

THINCATS said it has widened its sources of new loans, thanks to “considerable” investment in its network of ‘introducers’.

The peer-to-peer lender has a network of financial professionals – who it calls sponsors – who vet loans and pass … Read More

Two UK P2P platforms make LendIt competition shortlist

October 3, 2016 |

TWO UK peer-to-peer platforms have made the shortlist of PitchIt @ Lendit, a competition to find the rising star of the online lending and fintech space, which is held each year at LendIt’s European conference.

From the UK, LendingWell and Lenderwize … Read More