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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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The future of data

January 22, 2019 |

One year on from the launch of Open Banking, Danielle Levy investigates the impact of the data-sharing initiative on the peer-to-peer lending industry…

OPEN BANKING  launched to great fanfare in January 2018, promising to boost innovation in financial services and … Read More

Funding Circle among winners of Open Banking competition

December 6, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has been named as one of the winners of the Open Up Challenge, a prize fund for fintechs that have used Open Banking to tackle problems faced by small businesses.

The competition is run by global innovation foundation … Read More

SME finance aggregator quits Bank Referral Scheme

December 4, 2018 |

ONE OF the first business finance aggregators to take part in the Bank Referral Scheme has quietly left the government initiative.

Sources close to the Treasury have told Peer2Peer Finance News that Business Finance Compared left the scheme in … Read More

SME loan made using Open Banking data

November 12, 2018 |

A SMALL business loan has been made using Open Banking data via business finance aggregator Funding Options.

It is the first time Open Banking data has been used by a UK fintech for the comparison of small business financial services, according … Read More

Funding Options appoints chief product officer to boost digital presence

November 1, 2018 |

FUNDING Options has named Alastair Preacher (pictured) as its new chief product officer, to support its plans to scale up the business.

Preacher brings digital experience to the alternative business finance aggregator, having worked at companies such as Tesco, Lloyds … 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

Food producers see longer payment delays due to supermarket price war

September 24, 2018 |

SUPERMARKET price wars are leaving food producers suffering with longer payment delays, Funding Options claims.

Analysis by the UK’s top food producers by business finance aggregator Funding Options found firms in the sector are waiting 45 days to be paid … Read More

ING Ventures buys £5m stake in Funding Options

September 21, 2018 |

ING VENTURES, the fintech venture capital arm of Netherlands bank ING, has bought a minority stake in Funding Options for £5m.

Funding Options is an online marketplace for business finance, linking UK businesses with over 50 finance providers including peer-to-peer … Read More

Funding Options selected for Tech Nation’s first fintech programme

September 6, 2018 |

SMALL business finance aggregator platform Funding Options is among the 20 early-stage companies selected by Tech Nation to take part in its first fintech programme.

The new initiative was announced by the Treasury in its Fintech Sector Strategy earlier this … Read More

High street lenders react to altfin threat

August 9, 2018 |

FIERCE competition from alternative lenders is thought to have driven Barclays’ decision to double its unsecured business lending limit to £100,000.

“There is growing competition in that segment and to be fair Barclays is not the only major bank to … Read More