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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 20, 2018

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Federation of Small Businesses

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

British Business Bank’s commercial arm unveils big jump in profits

September 21, 2017 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank (BBB), has announced pre-tax profits of £55.1m in its latest annual results, a 37 per cent increase on the previous year.

The British Business Bank (BBB) was set up … Read More

SME lending slumps by £200m in July amid Brexit uncertainty

August 30, 2017 |

LENDING to small businesses in July slumped by £200m from the previous month, new figures from the Bank of England show.

The statistics, released on Tuesday, showed that the annual growth rate of small- and medium-sized enterprise borrowing came in … Read More

SME borrowing declines amid Brexit uncertainty

August 24, 2017 |

SMALL businesses are borrowing less, which could threaten their future growth, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

New figures from UK Finance on Thursday showed that bank lending to non-financial businesses fell by £698m in July.

And the … Read More

Business groups herald plans for post-Brexit data sharing

August 23, 2017 |

BUSINESS groups have welcomed the government’s new proposals to ensure data sharing continues with the EU after Brexit, but urged for more support for smaller firms to cope with incoming changes.

The UK government will set out its plans on … Read More

Small is beautiful

August 18, 2017 |

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy – and of many peer-to-peer lenders. The Federation of Small Businesses’ policy director Martin McTague (pictured) talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the funding gap, Brexit and “corporate bullying”…

IT’S NOT … Read More