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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 27, 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

SMEs fear impact of Brexit on cashflow

February 11, 2019 |

SMALL businesses could struggle to meet their essential running costs due to Brexit-related cashflow problems, new research suggests.

A survey of 335 UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) conducted by insurance premium finance company Premium Credit found 45 per cent … Read More

Lending Loop and Equifax launch free credit scores for businesses

November 9, 2018 |

CANADIAN peer-to-peer lender Lending Loop has partnered with Equifax Canada to launch the country’s first free credit health and monitoring platform for small businesses.

The platform gives businesses and entrepreneurs access to free personal and business credit scores, reports and … Read More

Goji targets corporate clients for bond business

September 14, 2018 |

GOJI is looking to attract business investors to its bond, amid reports that almost two thirds of small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) earn no interest on their savings.

Research by Aldermore found that 62 per cent of SMEs are earning nothing … Read More

Rise of the ‘balloon businesses’: SMEs adapt to cope with changing demand

August 29, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are adopting increasingly flexible business models to deal with fluctuating customer demand, new research has found.

The report from Direct Line Business surveyed 505 SME decision makers, revealing … Read More

LendingCrowd hits record month for loans

June 1, 2018 |

LENDINGCROWD recorded its best-ever month for completed loan deals in May.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Friday that it facilitated £3m of lending last month, securing loans for 36 borrowers across a range of sectors.

The Edinburgh-based firm is … Read More

A fifth of small firms at risk from lack of savings

January 31, 2018 |

BUSINESSES are failing to put enough cash into savings to cover unforeseen events, research claims.

Analysis by Aldermore, released on Wednesday, found the self-employed and small businesses are holding inadequate amounts of savings, leaving them unprepared for times where they … Read More

Value of SMEs vastly underestimated

November 16, 2017 |

A NEW survey from the British Business Bank (BBB) has revealed the vast majority of the nation significantly underestimates the scale of small businesses in the UK.

Research by ICM, commissioned by the BBB, found that just two per cent … Read More

Government urged to create ISA aimed at SMEs

November 15, 2017 |

THE government is being urged to establish a tax-free ISA wrapper to support small businesses.

Aldermore is calling for the establishment of an entrepreneur ISA that could follow a a similar model to the Help to Buy ISA (HISA) but … Read More

Lack of funding biggest barrier to starting a business

November 9, 2017 |

TWO THIRDS of would-be entrepreneurs have been held back from starting a business due to lack of funding, a survey claims.

Research by online retailer Ebuyer, based on a poll of 2,000 adults, found 67 per cent cited a lack … Read More