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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 23, 2017

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High property prices threaten London’s tech hub position

August 15, 2017 |

FORGET London, the digital hubs of the future will be in Manchester and beyond, research claims.

Online estate agent HouseSimple carried out analysis of property prices, digital technology jobs and the growth potential of local digital economies. It identified Manchester, … Read More

London scores poorly as start-up hub

August 9, 2017 |

LONDON may be home to many flourishing peer-to-peer lending platforms but it ranks pretty low down as a start-up hub compared with the rest of the world, research claims.

The analysis by furnished apartments platform Nestpick assessed the start-up environment, … Read More

SME investment declines for first time in five years

August 1, 2017 |

EQUITY deals for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fell for the first time in five years during 2016.

The British Business Bank’s Equity Tracker, based on publicly-announced deals across venture capital, equity crowdfunding, business angels and private equity, showed transactions … Read More

P2P lenders eschew Silicon Roundabout

April 18, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending may be one of the central elements of the UK’s burgeoning fintech sector but the majority of platforms seem to be eschewing the government’s much flaunted Silicon Roundabout as a base.

The area around Old Street and Shoreditch in … Read More

London confirmed as fintech world leader

April 10, 2017 |

LONDON has managed to maintain its pole position as the strongest fintech hub in the world for the second year in a row, but regulators need to ensure they strike the right balance to allow the sector to thrive amidst growing … Read More

RateSetter poaches RBS manager for SME role

April 4, 2017 |

RATESETTER has appointed former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) senior manager Amanda Sharp as regional relationship manager for London and the South East, to supervise business lending opportunities in the region.

Sharp will help develop strong relationships with finance brokers … Read More

Opportunity for lenders as SMEs outside of London struggle to access finance

February 3, 2017 |

HIGH-GROWTH businesses are springing up all over the country, but those outside of London are struggling to obtain finance, research has claimed.

A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that there are 12,000 high-growth enterprises all over the UK – which it … Read More