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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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P2P sector poised to fill SME funding gap as recession looms

September 2, 2019 |
  • Brexit woes and global trade war raise threat of downturn
  • Alternative lenders “well placed” to capitalise on opportunities
  • But weaker players could fall by wayside

PEER-TO-PEER business lenders are poised to fill the funding gap if high street … Read More

P2P could be better match for small businesses, says FSB

November 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders could be a better match for some small businesses than traditional banks, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

A report from the trade body for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) warns that firms are unaware of … Read More

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

Small firms struggle to afford new credit

August 2, 2018 |

OVER a third of small firms say new credit is unaffordable, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The trade body has urged smaller businesses to look beyond “traditional debt products”, after research found that 42 per cent of 984 … Read More

Lenders slam rise in SME funding aggregators

July 12, 2018 |

RAPID growth in the number of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) funding aggregator platforms has been met with scepticism by peer-to-peer lenders, who argue they are a tiny source of business and add an unnecessary extra layer of fees.

The … Read More

Small firms facing credit squeeze

May 10, 2018 |

SMALL UK firms are struggling to access new finance with credit approvals at their lowest level in over two years, according to new research.

The survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) showed that only 60 per cent of … Read More

Invoice finance: The business lifeline

April 10, 2018 |

IT’S NO secret that cashflow is an issue for many small businesses in the UK, which has led to the growth of a booming invoice finance market. According to trade body UK Finance, invoice finance hit £18.9bn in the third … Read More

FSB launches AI-led business finance aggregator

January 10, 2018 |

THE FEDERATION of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new business finance aggregator that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to match potential borrowers with more than 100 lenders.

The trade body unveiled the FSB Funding Platform on Wednesday, after it was trialled … Read More

Small business confidence drops for fourth consecutive quarter

January 5, 2018 |

SMALL business confidence is continuing to decline, driven by surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand.

The Small Business Index (SBI), released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on Friday, stood at -2.5 in the fourth … 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