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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2019

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Lendwise named as Europe-wide top-50 startup

July 16, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER education financier Lendwise has been selected as one of Europe’s 50 most promising startups at innovation festival Unbound London.

Lendwise was also invited to compete in the Future of Finance Startup Battle taking place at the festival, alongside five … Read More

UK fintech investment hits record level

February 12, 2019 |

INVESTMENT in UK fintech has hit record levels, keeping the UK in the top three globally for venture capital investment into the sector, behind China and the US.

$3.3bn (£2.6bn) was invested into the UK’s fintech industry in 2018, an … Read More

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