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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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GLI chief slams report of P2P divestment as “outrageous”

August 5, 2019 |

GLI FINANCE chief executive Andy Whelan has refuted a recent report that claimed the firm is looking to divest its peer-to-peer lending platform portfolio. 

An article in The Sunday Times, citing anonymous industry sources, said that the Aim-listed alternative finance … Read More

WorldPay’s Nick Ogden joins Funding Options’ board

July 10, 2019 |

WORLDPAY and ClearBank founder Nick Ogden has joined business finance marketplace Funding Option’s board as a non-executive chairman.

Ogden (pictured) is known for founding payment platforms WorldPay and Cashflows, and ClearBank – the first new clearing bank for 250 years, … Read More

Growth Finance Awards announces full list of finalists

July 8, 2019 |

A COMPREHENSIVE list of all finalists for the inaugural 2019 Growth Finance Awards has now been unveiled, with peer-to-peer lenders competing in a number of categories.

The 47 finalists, all providers of debt to UK businesses, were announced by Intelligent … Read More

Funding Options recruits Google exec to boost European expansion

June 11, 2019 |

FUNDING Options has recruited a former Google executive to lead its marketing effort.

The business finance aggregator has hired David Keene as chief marketing officer.

He will be responsible for leading the marketing function at Funding Options to expand its … Read More

Funding Options bids for share of RBS fund to help small firms with cash flow

May 9, 2019 |

FUNDING Options has teamed up with Experian to bid for a share of a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) fund aimed at boosting competition in the business banking market.

The online business finance marketplace – which connects small firms with … Read More

Funding Options poaches Esme Loans’ commercial director

April 9, 2019 |

FUNDING Options has hired Esme Loans founding member Simon Cureton as its new commercial director.

The business finance marketplace announced Cureton’s appointment on Tuesday, which takes effect in May. Cureton will be based in Funding Options’ London office where he … Read More

Leading the charge

March 22, 2019 |

Funding Options founder Conrad Ford talks to Andrew Saunders about his motivations for setting up the business finance aggregator, the future of peer-to-peer lending and his overseas ambitions…

SOME ENTREPRENEURS are born, while others have entrepreneurship thrust upon them, as … Read More

Funding Options chief eschews M&A predictions

March 15, 2019 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector is unlikely to see any consolidation, according to the founder and chief executive of business finance aggregator Funding Options.

Conrad Ford, whose platform provides small businesses with a variety of finance options including P2P loans, said … Read More

Funding Options calls for more support for government loans scheme

March 11, 2019 |

FUNDING Options has said that more needs to be done to improve small businesses’ awareness of finance options in the lead-up to Brexit.

It comes as the value of bank loans being offered to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through … Read More

Banks snubbing small retailers over concerns of health of the high street

February 11, 2019 |

UK BANK lending to small- and medium-sized retail businesses fell by four per cent last year, due to concerns about the challenges facing the sector.

Research by alternative finance aggregator Funding Options found smaller retailers borrowed £14.9bn from banks in … Read More