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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 18, 2019

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ThinCats unveils £100m funding programme for UK SMEs

March 18, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending platform ThinCats has launched a £100m funding programme for private equity-backed UK firms.

The fintech lender says it has almost £1bn of capital to invest in UK small businesses and is seeing increasing demand to fund larger … Read More

Propio to launch property IFISA

February 27, 2019 |

PROPERTY lending platform Propio is launching an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) before the end of the tax year.

Propio said on Wednesday that its tax wrapper will come in three versions – cautious, balanced or adventurous – depending on investors’ … Read More

Grand Ambition

November 3, 2017 |

Funding Circle’s chief executive and co-founder Samir Desai would be forgiven for taking his foot off the pedal after leading the company’s stratospheric growth over the past seven years. But he is just getting started…

As chief executive and co-founder … 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

Lendy incorporates Saving Stream under unified brand

March 27, 2017 |

LENDY is set to integrate its investor-facing platform Saving Stream with its borrower-facing Lendy brand, to support the platform’s growth and facilitate its clients’ experience.

Starting from this week, the peer-to-peer lender’s investors and borrowers will be able to use the same … Read More

RateSetter partners with accountancy advisor TaxAssist

February 24, 2017 |

RATESETTER has partnered with TaxAssist Accountants to boost its SME borrower network.

The accountancy firm, which provides advice to small businesses through 290 branches across the country, will refer businesses requiring working capital and growth finance to RateSetter’s business finance … Read More

Hargreaves Lansdown P2P platform to launch later this year

January 9, 2017 |

HARGREAVES Lansdown will not be launching its peer-to-peer platform for at least a few more months, Peer-to-Peer Finance News understands.

The fund supermarket first announced its plans to move into the P2P sector in December 2015, with an initial roll … Read More

VPC streamlines whole loans portfolio, but Funding Circle makes the cut

November 1, 2016 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has cut its whole loans portfolio from seven platforms to two, as part of a new strategy to focus on balance sheet lending.

In its latest quarterly letter, VPC revealed plans to amortize its whole loan … Read More

First Irish consumer P2P platform to launch next year

October 27, 2016 |

IRELAND’S first purely consumer peer-to-peer finance platform will launch in 2017, following a €2m (£1.8m) investment from the country’s government.

Initiative Ireland has announced the multi-million-euro issuance under Ireland’s Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS), a tax-relief incentive scheme on certain investments.

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Two UK P2P platforms make LendIt competition shortlist

October 3, 2016 |

TWO UK peer-to-peer platforms have made the shortlist of PitchIt @ Lendit, a competition to find the rising star of the online lending and fintech space, which is held each year at LendIt’s European conference.

From the UK, LendingWell and Lenderwize … Read More