Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2019

Scroll to top


SME access to finance

Most SMEs unable to access funding for growth

February 21, 2018 |

MORE than half (55 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are unable to access the funding they need to grow, a survey suggests.

The main hindering factor is a lack of education or understanding of … Read More

High street banks failing to meet SME funding needs

January 25, 2018 |

ONLY a quarter (26 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) think their high street bank is able to meet their funding needs, research shows.

Close Brothers Group, which surveyed 900 SMEs in the UK, said the findings suggest … Read More

SMEs’ financial health falls to lowest level in three years

June 26, 2017 |

THE CONDITIONS for UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) deteriorated to the worst level in three years in the first quarter, new research has shown.

The inflation rate is outstripping wage growth and hampering consumer spending, while the weak pound … Read More

UK SMEs face funding black hole after 2020

May 10, 2017 |

THE UK government must set up a growth fund for the country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to replace EU support, or it risks putting the sector into a “business support black hole” from 2021, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) … Read More

UK SME manufacturers hit six-year export order high

May 5, 2017 |

UK SMALL- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers are going full steam ahead, posting their highest level of export orders and output growth in six years, new research shows.

International orders surged by 20 per cent in the three months to … Read More

Growth Street’s interest rates drop

May 2, 2017 |

GROWTH Street’s interest rates have dropped for the first time since the platform opened to retail money at the end of last year, underpinning a surge in investor demand.

The alternative finance platform, which channels funds to small- and medium-sized … Read More

Funding Circle: UK SMEs set to back Tory leadership

May 2, 2017 |

SMALL British businesses are three times more likely to vote Conservative than Labour in the upcoming general election on 8 June, a survey by Funding Circle found.

A vast majority of the 2,300 firms interviewed by the country’s third largest … Read More

MarketInvoice snaps up Santander exec as head of risk

April 3, 2017 |

MARKETINVOICE has hired Santander senior executive Shaun Alexander as its head of risk, in a move that underpins the peer-to-peer invoice finance specialist’s strive to widen its borrower range.

Alexander will work with the P2P platform’s co-founder and chief operating … Read More

Article 50: Brexit must be turned into an opportunity for UK businesses

March 29, 2017 |

WITH Article 50 kicking off Brexit proceedings, the UK government and businesses must work hard to turn uncertainty into an opportunity, firms and industry groups said on Tuesday.

A lack of clarity around the UK’s divorce from the EU could … Read More

MarketInvoice teams up with accounting software provider Xero

March 22, 2017 |

MARKETINVOICE has partnered with accounting software provider Xero to boost its network of small- and medium-sized businesses in need of finance.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in invoice finance, will benefit from Xero’s existing pool of 862,000 subscribers, which include … Read More