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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 24, 2019

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Assetz Capital bolsters Scottish relationships team

August 15, 2019 |

ASSETZ Capital has strengthened its relationship team in Scotland to expand its deal origination in the country.

The peer-to-peer business lender has promoted Fraser Clark (pictured) to relationship director from regional support director for the North. It also hired Lloyds Banking … Read More

Growth Street pledges £60m for Scottish SMEs to address funding gap

June 12, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lender Growth Street has pledged to channel £60m to SMEs across Scotland, in a bid to help tackle the funding gap left by banks.

According to Growth Street’s research, the total overdraft limit available to Scottish SMEs has been … Read More

Lenders flock to Scotland as P2P sector takes off

September 17, 2018 |

SCOTLAND looks set to become a peer-to-peer lending hotspot despite fears about the potential impact of Brexit and another independence referendum.

This year has seen lenders such as Assetz Capital and The House Crowd expanding their presence in the country, … Read More

Assetz Capital moves to new Scotland office as headcount grows

July 23, 2018 |

ASSETZ Capital has moved into a new office in Scotland as it looks to boost its presence in the capital.

The peer-to-peer business lender has moved into new premises in Edinburgh to accommodate up to nine members of staff.

“This … Read More

Chancellor appoints fintech envoys for Wales and Northern Ireland

May 17, 2018 |

FINTECH envoys have been appointed for Wales and Northern Ireland, to help the sector flourish after Brexit.

Richard Theo, co-founder and chief executive of Wealthify, has been named fintech envoy for Wales, while Georgina O’Leary, director of innovation, research and … Read More

Deloitte partners with Fintech Scotland to drive sector’s growth

May 11, 2018 |

BUSINESS advisory firm Deloitte has partnered with Fintech Scotland, the body representing Scotland’s financial technology community, to help to drive the sector’s growth across the country and internationally.

The firm has been appointed as Fintech Scotland’s global professional services partner and plans … Read More

ThinCats hires Geoff O’Brien to originate new business in Scotland

September 13, 2017 |

THINCATS has hired a regional origination manager to boost its business in Scotland.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Wednesday that it has hired Geoff O’Brien (pictured) to develop relationships with businesses, commercial finance professionals and funding advisers, to boost … Read More

Abundance launches tidal power project for P2P investors

June 27, 2017 |

ETHICAL peer-to-peer platform Abundance has launched a new project allowing P2P investors to fund tidal power for the first time.

Atlantis Resources, listed on the alternative investment market, is looking to raise a minimum of £2m by offering a five-year … Read More

LendInvest launches Scottish Property Development Academy

June 23, 2017 |

SCOTTISH housing minister Kevin Stewart has opened LendInvest’s first Property Development Academy in the country, as the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association member seeks to support house building north of the border.

Stewart said it was vital to support smaller developers in … Read More

New government envoys to support Scottish fintech

December 8, 2016 |

SCOTTISH peer-to-peer lenders such as LendingCrowd will be supported by new government envoys hired to develop Scotland’s growing fintech industry.

The Treasury said on Thursday that David Ferguson, chief executive of Nucleus, and Louise Smith, head of design in personal … Read More