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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 19, 2018

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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

International Women’s Day: Women more likely to repay SME loans on time

March 8, 2018 |

WOMEN are more likely than men to repay small business loans on time but struggle to access traditional funding, according to new research.

In total, women are 18 per cent more likely to pay back small business loans on time … Read More

Funding Circle and RateSetter make LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25’ companies list

November 2, 2017 |

TWO peer-to-peer lenders have been ranked among the UK’s most in-demand startups, according to a new list from LinkedIn.

Funding Circle and RateSetter have been placed at number eight and number 21, respectively, in the ‘LinkedIn Top 25 Companies – … Read More

Growth Street hires first chief technology officer

August 31, 2017 |

GROWTH Street has continued its hiring spree by appointing its first ever chief technology officer.

The peer-to-peer business lender has hired Nick Stevenson (pictured) to lead its technology team, where he will help to scale up the platform’s flagship product … Read More

UK fintech firms join chancellor for India trade visit

April 4, 2017 |

UK FINTECH representatives will be accompanying Chancellor Philip Hammond on his trade visit to India this week.

The Treasury’s fintech envoy Eileen Burbidge will be among the delegates, alongside Christoph Rieche, co-founder of working capital lender Iwoca and Kristo … Read More

UK fintech investment falls amid Brexit concerns

February 7, 2017 |

INVESTMENT into UK fintech start-ups fell by a third last year due to Brexit fears, new data has revealed.

Research by trade body Innovate Finance found that global investment in the sector was up by 10.9 per cent to $17.4bn (£14bn), but it fell by … Read More

Fintech gets its voice heard at Davos

January 18, 2017 |

THE WORLD Economic Forum may be the go-to place for political leaders to rub shoulders but fintech trade body Innovate Finance is making sure its bustling sector gets heard in Davos.

The organisation has taken a delegation including peer-to-peer lender Zopa … Read More

Government referral scheme faces competition from NatWest

November 1, 2016 |

THE THREE aggregator platforms chosen for the government’s bank referral scheme will have competition in sourcing alternative finance for small businesses, as NatWest’s own referral initiative enters its full launch phase.

The high street lender, which is owned by … Read More