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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 20, 2017

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Paul Marston

RateSetter spurs on business brokers with summer prize draw

August 2, 2017 |

RATESETTER is giving its business finance brokers an extra incentive to find borrowers over the typically slow summer months, with a “six weeks of summer” prize draw.

The peer-to-peer lender, which originates both consumer and business loans, has previously expressed … Read More

RateSetter unveils partner as it enters hire purchase market

August 1, 2017 |

RATESETTER has named leasing and asset finance specialist Corporate Asset Solutions (CAS) as its partner in the launch of new hire purchase loans on the peer-to-peer platform.

Businesses will be able to access hire purchase agreements for up to £750,000, … Read More

RateSetter to ramp up direct strategy to find business borrowers

July 3, 2017 |

RATESETTER is planning to boost its direct marketing methods to diversify its sources of new business borrowers.

The ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender currently originates the bulk of its business loans via intermediaries, such as accountants or commercial brokers.

“Our business lending … Read More

Five things that SMEs can do to boost productivity

June 23, 2017 |

TIME is money, particularly when you are running a small business. Just one error or unexpected issue can cost you a whole day’s turnover, and these losses quickly add up over time. With inflation at a four-year high and wage … Read More

Female entrepreneurs more cagey about post-Brexit prospects

June 20, 2017 |

IT IS often said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus when it comes to relationships, but the same may apply to finance, according to RateSetter.

A poll by the peer-to-peer lender shows that less than half … Read More

The SME’s guide to P2P

June 16, 2017 |

Obtaining the best finance suited to your needs can be challenging for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the potential pitfalls and opportunities, and looks at where peer-to-peer finance can help…

Where to begin when looking for … Read More

RateSetter targets growth in SME lending

April 6, 2017 |

RATESETTER is planning to ramp up its business lending, after working behind the scenes last year to boost its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) technology and grow its dedicated team.

The peer-to-peer platform’s main focus was originally on consumer lending. … Read More

SMEs feel the pinch as inflation soars

April 5, 2017 |

UK SMALL businesses have seen their basic costs soar by 3.2 per cent over the past year, but 59 per cent have not prepared for inflationary pressures, Barclays research has found.

The small business cost index, created by the high-street … 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

RateSetter funds SME acquisition in the South East

March 17, 2017 |

RATESETTER has channelled £140,000 to fund a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) acquisition in the South East, as part of its focus on business lending in the region.

The peer-to-peer finance platform has arranged two loans to enable Thame-headquartered digital … Read More