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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 20, 2018

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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

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

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

Inflation holds steady but SMEs will still feel the squeeze

August 15, 2017 |

SMALL businesses should not get complacent after new figures showed that inflation held steady last month, industry bodies and lenders have warned.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in at 2.6 per cent in July, just as it was in … Read More

Small firms cutting back to cope with national minimum wage

August 4, 2017 |

ALMOST TWO thirds of small businesses have reported lower profits due to the national living wage (NLW), new research has shown.

A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) highlighted ways that bosses have coped with the increase of … Read More

Inflation drops but savers warned the squeeze will continue

July 18, 2017 |

THE COST of living fell for the first time since September 2016 as inflation hit 2.6 per cent in June, but it is still above the Bank of England’s two per cent target and close to a four-year high.

The … Read More

Regulators urged to monitor cyber and credit risks of P2P sector

June 27, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms can benefit markets by offering diversified sources of finance and promoting financial inclusion but they have higher levels of credit risk that need monitoring, regulators have been warned.

A report by international regulator, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), … Read More

SMEs and P2P lenders back Brexit-heavy Queen’s Speech

June 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have heralded legislation on housing and asset-backed financing in the Queen’s Speech that should help boost their platforms.

The Queen outlined 27 bills and draft bills on Wednesday morning, with a strong focus on Brexit, but other measures … Read More