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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 21, 2019

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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

Funding Options launches in the Netherlands via ING Bank

February 4, 2019 |

UK-BASED finance marketplace Funding Options has officially launched in the Netherlands, four months after Dutch bank ING took a £5m stake in the firm.

In an agreement which mirrors the UK’s Bank Referral Scheme, Funding Options will be introduced to … Read More

LendingCrowd named among tech start-ups to watch

January 25, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has been named on a list of 30 fast-growing tech start-ups to watch, compiled by UK-based digital entrepreneur network Tech Nation.

The Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer lender is among the companies which have been recognised for their “early stage talent” and the expectation … Read More

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