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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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John Mould

ThinCats lent record £112m in 2018

January 2, 2019 |

THINCATS has revealed that it had a record-breaking year in 2018, lending more than £112m to small- and medium-sized businesses.

This is more than double the amount which was lent in 2017, and boosts the peer-to-peer lender’s total loan value … 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

Budget 2018: ‘No sign of end of austerity for SMEs’

October 29, 2018 |

GOVERNMENT commitments to end austerity have been labelled as “words not actions” by peer-to-peer lender ArchOver.

Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) said that the “era of austerity is finally coming to an end”, in his last Budget before Brexit.

However, Angus Dent, ArchOver’s … Read More

Treasury committee calls for regulation of business lending

October 26, 2018 |

THE TREASURY committee has called for commercial lending to be brought inside “the regulatory perimeter” to protect small business owners.

The 11-strong committee of MPs said that “many small business owners are no more financially sophisticated than everyday consumers” yet … Read More

P2P firm welcomes UK drive to become “21st century exporting superpower”

August 21, 2018 |

THE UK government’s ambition to make Britain a “21st century exporting superpower” has been welcomed by peer-to-peer business lender ThinCats.

In a speech later on Tuesday, international trade secretary Liam Fox will spell out the government’s post-Brexit plans.

Fox will … Read More

ThinCats continues trend for larger deals with £3m loan to food chain

May 8, 2018 |

THINCATS has originated one of its largest loans this year to healthy food chain Abokado, as the peer-to-peer lender looks to scale up its lending with larger deals.

The platform, which originates loans for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has … Read More

No holding back

February 6, 2018 |

ThinCats chief executive John Mould is determined to fill a gap in the small business finance market. He talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the deserving underserved borrower, the role of institutional funding in P2P and his concerns about the … Read More

ThinCats offers £100m funding for manufacturing firms

December 12, 2017 |

THINCATS, the peer-to-peer business lender, is making £100m available to fund and support manufacturing businesses across the UK.

In partnership with Hennik Edge, a networked advisory team for manufacturers, ThinCats will use its network of origination managers to support companies … Read More

ThinCats gains FCA approval, paving way for IFISA launch

August 8, 2017 |

THINCATS has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA.

The peer-to-peer business lender announced the news on Tuesday and said it is planning to launch its tax-free wrapper, … Read More

ThinCats hires Damon Walford as chief development officer

October 31, 2016 |

THINCATS has hired a former banking executive as its new chief development officer, to grow the peer-to-peer platform’s loan book and increase its network of sponsors across the UK.

Damon Walford (pictured) started his career at HSBC, before moving on … Read More