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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 27, 2017

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SMEs funding appetite surges after Spring Budget

April 19, 2017 |

UK SMALL businesses’ funding appetite surged after the Spring Budget, the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) said, as they rushed to shield their growth plans against rising business costs.

The average value of funding enquiries via the NACFB’s “findSMEfinance” … Read More

Hammond underlines importance of fintech for UK economy

April 12, 2017 |

BRITAIN’S leading status as a global financial powerhouse could be under threat if new technological opportunities are not cultivated, the chancellor will tell the UK’s international fintech conference on Wednesday.

In his speech, Philip Hammond (pictured) will explain how the … Read More

Funding Circle’s Desai among confirmed speakers at Fintech Week 2017

April 4, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s Samir Desai is among the keynote speakers at the government’s international fintech conference, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The chief executive and co-founder of the peer-to-peer business lender will be joined by other leading figures in the UK … Read More

UK fintech firms join chancellor for India trade visit

April 4, 2017 |

UK FINTECH representatives will be accompanying Chancellor Philip Hammond on his trade visit to India this week.

The Treasury’s fintech envoy Eileen Burbidge will be among the delegates, alongside Christoph Rieche, co-founder of working capital lender Iwoca and Kristo … Read More

Chancellor urged to show SME support in Budget

March 7, 2017 |

MORE than three quarters of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe the Budget will hit them negatively, with a majority thinking larger firms get a better deal from the government, a survey claims.

A poll by software provider Epos Now, … Read More

Budget: Funding Options calls for SME tax breaks

March 6, 2017 |

FUNDING Options is urging the government to cut taxes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wednesday’s Budget, in order to incentivise investment.

The online business finance supermarket, which is one of the three platforms selected to be part … Read More

Budget may determine IFISA’s fate, says Assetz Capital

March 6, 2017 |

THE BUDGET may reveal rule changes that could determine the fate of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), the chief executive of Assetz Capital has warned.

The peer-to-peer firm, which lends to small- and medium-sized businesses and property developers, called on … Read More

UK government steps up fintech strategy

March 1, 2017 |

A NEW digital strategy unveiled today by the UK government is poised to boost the country’s fintech sector and digital economy in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The new plans, unveiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, … Read More

Fintech Week 2017 set to showcase the UK’s strengths

February 26, 2017 |

FINTECH Week 2017 will take place in April, with the aim of attracting more international investment into the sector, the chancellor has announced.

The UK government and fintech trade body Innovate Finance are working together to deliver the second … Read More

MarketInvoice and Funding Circle represent P2P on fintech delivery panel

February 3, 2017 |

MARKETINVOICE and Funding Circle executives are among the industry experts selected for the Treasury-backed fintech delivery panel, which will aim to maintain the UK’s position as a global fintech hub.

Anil Stocker (pictured), chief executive of MarketInvoice and Martin … Read More