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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2018

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Funding Circle confirms more details of IPO

September 10, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has unveiled more details of its plan to raise £300m through a listing on the London Stock Exchange’s main market in October.

The peer-to-peer lending platform said retail investors will be able to apply for shares via intermediaries such as Hargreaves … Read More

Rise of the ‘balloon businesses’: SMEs adapt to cope with changing demand

August 29, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are adopting increasingly flexible business models to deal with fluctuating customer demand, new research has found.

The report from Direct Line Business surveyed 505 SME decision makers, revealing … Read More

Five ways P2P lenders can capitalise on Open Banking

August 14, 2018 |

THE POTENTIAL of Open Banking is both huge and largely untapped so the onus is on peer-to-peer lenders to capitalise on it in order to attract new customers, give more services to existing customers and grow their businesses.

The Open … Read More

Growth Street to join Starling Bank’s marketplace

July 19, 2018 |

GROWTH Street is joining Starling Bank’s marketplace, enabling customers to access its flagship finance product through the mobile-only bank.

The peer-to-peer business lender will be the first small- and medium-sized enterprise finance provider to go live on Starling’s marketplace, which … Read More

Most North West SMEs unaware of alternative funding options

June 6, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North West lack of awareness of alternative finance providers, according to new research.

Furthermore, 75 per cent of those businesses have never looked beyond their bank for funding, according to … Read More

Growth Street aims to boost Midlands SMEs with Birmingham launch

May 17, 2018 |

GROWTH Street has appointed a business development director for the Midlands as it officially launched its lending services in the region this week.

The peer-to-peer business lender has named Richard Steele as business development manager for the Midlands as part … Read More

Growth Street gains FCA approval as it ups borrowing limits

April 24, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Growth Street has been granted full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The London-based platform launched in 2015 and had been operating as an appointed representative of Resolution Compliance but is now its own regulated entity.

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Growth Street: London’s SMEs lead awareness of alternative finance

April 9, 2018 |

LONDON’S small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have better knowledge of alternative finance options available for exporting than businesses in other parts of the UK, according to Growth Street.

The peer-to-peer business lender surveyed over 1,000 SMEs across the country about … Read More

New ringfencing rules will create ‘two-tier’ protection for P2P cash

March 16, 2018 |

NEW ringfencing regulations in the banking sector look set to create a two tier system of protection for peer-to-peer investors’ money before it is lent out.

P2P platforms can handle lender funds either by setting up separate client money accounts … Read More

Nesta launches new £2.5m Open Banking competition

March 1, 2018 |

INNOVATION charity Nesta is seeking fintech firms for the the next phase of its Open Up Challenge.

The £2.5m prize aims to find ideas that will promote competition and services for UK small businesses, making it easier for them to … Read More