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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2018

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Consumer over-indebtedness highest in London – FCA

June 20, 2018 |

THE PROPORTION of adults who are over-indebted in London is higher than in the rest of the UK, research shows.

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Financial Lives survey found 17 per cent of Londoners are over-indebted, compared with the UK … Read More

Lack of tech talent holding back London start-ups

June 14, 2018 |

TECHNOLOGY start-ups in London are being held back by a lack of tech talent, a poll has revealed.

With the outcome of Brexit still unknown, the survey of 100 tech start-ups found 33 per cent already believe there is a … Read More

P2P lenders show there’s life outside London

June 4, 2018 |

LONDON might be the financial capital of Europe but the peer-to-peer lending sector is showing that there is life beyond the UK’s biggest city.

P2P lenders headquartered around the UK’s regions are demonstrating impressive growth, while helping create employment in … Read More

Pinsent Masons partners with Fintech Scotland to boost sector outside London

May 24, 2018 |

LAW FIRM Pinsent Masons has been named a global strategic partner with representative body Fintech Scotland.

The business joins Deloitte, Dentsu Aegis Network and Sopra Steria as strategic partners at the Scottish government-backed organisation.

Yvonne Dunn, a partner and financial … Read More

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

Lack of investment infrastructure stifling SME support beyond London

March 19, 2018 |

INVESTORS are keen to put money behind local businesses but are limited by funds mainly being channelled towards London, research claims.

A report by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), focusing on the West Midlands region, found 18 per cent … Read More

Londoners seeking the biggest short-term loans

February 22, 2018 |

PEOPLE living in London are requesting some of the biggest high-cost short-term loans in the UK, analysis reveals.

Londoners made a total of 5,709 high-cost short-term loan requests in January at an average value of £346.

The number of loan … Read More

London’s fintech crown under threat as workers look elsewhere

November 17, 2017 |

TECHNOLOGY professionals in London are more likely to search for jobs outside of the capital than other types of candidates, putting the city’s status as a fintech hub at risk, Indeed claims.

The job posting website has revealed that the … Read More

Lack of funding biggest barrier to starting a business

November 9, 2017 |

TWO THIRDS of would-be entrepreneurs have been held back from starting a business due to lack of funding, a survey claims.

Research by online retailer Ebuyer, based on a poll of 2,000 adults, found 67 per cent cited a lack … Read More

Record-breaking year for fintech investment

October 19, 2017 |

THE LEVEL of investment into fintech firms in the UK is set to hit a new record in 2017, new research has suggested.

Data from London & Partners and Pitchfork found that so far this year more than $1bn (£760m) has … Read More