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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 20, 2018

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UK VC investment drops but fintech remains star performer

April 11, 2018 |

UK FINTECH start-ups continued to attract investment from venture capital (VC) firms in the first quarter of this year even though overall funding across all sectors has dropped, according to research from big four accountants KPMG.

Overall VC investment into UK … Read More

Invoice finance: The business lifeline

April 10, 2018 |

IT’S NO secret that cashflow is an issue for many small businesses in the UK, which has led to the growth of a booming invoice finance market. According to trade body UK Finance, invoice finance hit £18.9bn in the third … Read More

UK fintech investments soared to £3bn in 2017

February 13, 2018 |

MORE THAN $4.2bn (£3.02bn) was invested in UK-based fintech companies last year, up from $0.7bn in 2016.

According to the latest KPMG Pulse of Fintech report, the UK now accounts for more than half of the total European market ($7.2bn) … Read More

UK fintech funding rises as Brexit unease softens

November 7, 2017 |

FINTECH funding in the UK was almost six times higher in the third quarter of 2017 than in the same quarter the year before, increasing from $120m (£91.3m) to $636m.

KPMG, which published the figures using data from PitchBook, said … Read More

Financial services firms lack fintech strategies

October 18, 2017 |

FEWER than half of financial services firms have a defined fintech strategy in place, research claims.

A KPMG report titled ‘forging the future’ found 57 per cent of financial institutions across the world say fintech is the greatest source of disruption … Read More

Sector deal vital for UK to remain leading fintech hub

October 12, 2017 |

Securing a sector deal offers the UK the greatest chance of maintaining its status as a global fintech hub, according to a report commissioned by the City of London Corporation.

The Value of FinTech report, produced by KPMG, states that … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

UK fintech investment hits 18-month high

August 1, 2017 |

INVESTMENT in UK fintech hit an 18-month high in June, research suggests.

Data from the latest KPMG Pulse of Fintech report shows investment in UK fintech during the second quarter of 2017 was worth $1.4bn (£1.1bn), up from $0.1bn year-on-year … Read More

KPMG’s new debt advisory service could refer SMEs to P2P

June 16, 2017 |

KPMG has set up a new small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) debt advisory service, to help smaller businesses obtain finance from sources including peer-to-peer lenders.

Enterprise Financing launched last month and is focused on businesses trying to raise between £2m … Read More

UK fintechs shrug off Brexit as investment soars

April 27, 2017 |

FINTECH investment between the UK and mainland Europe surged to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2017, shrugging off political uncertainty across the region.

Research from accountancy firm KPMG found that mainland Europe provided $212m (£164m) to … Read More