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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 17, 2018

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SME finance

SME finance aggregator quits Bank Referral Scheme

December 4, 2018 |

ONE OF the first business finance aggregators to take part in the Bank Referral Scheme has quietly left the government initiative.

Sources close to the Treasury have told Peer2Peer Finance News that Business Finance Compared left the scheme in … Read More

Treasury committee calls for regulation of business lending

October 26, 2018 |

THE TREASURY committee has called for commercial lending to be brought inside “the regulatory perimeter” to protect small business owners.

The 11-strong committee of MPs said that “many small business owners are no more financially sophisticated than everyday consumers” yet … Read More

SMEs unwilling to borrow despite greater access to finance

October 2, 2018 |

ALMOST two thirds of UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not willing to borrow money to fund the expansion of their business, amid “subdued” attitudes towards external financing.

According to the latest BDRC SME Finance Monitor, just 34 per … Read More

Early-stage investment fund launches in North West

August 24, 2018 |

THREE entrepreneurs have teamed up to launch a £1m investment fund for early-stage businesses in the North West of England.

Matt Haycox, Simon Leeming and Dave Watson have set up The Elevate Programme to provide equity funding and support for businesses … Read More

MarketInvoice joins NatWest’s SME finance panel

April 11, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE is the latest alternative lender to join NatWest’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance marketplace.

The business finance company joins peer-to-peer lenders Funding Circle and Assetz Capital on Capital Connections, as well as working capital provider iwoca and five … Read More

Invoice finance: The business lifeline

April 10, 2018 |

IT’S NO secret that cashflow is an issue for many small businesses in the UK, which has led to the growth of a booming invoice finance market. According to trade body UK Finance, invoice finance hit £18.9bn in the third … Read More

First UK finance provider joins Mintos

February 27, 2018 |

THE FIRST UK finance provider has joined European lending marketplace Mintos.

1pm is an Aim-listed alternative finance provider that lends to UK small- and medium-sized enterprises through its subsidiary companies. It offers a range of business finance solutions including asset … Read More

P2P lending to form part of inquiry into SME finance

February 21, 2018 |

POLITICIANS are going to consider the availability and uptake of peer-to-peer lending as part of an inquiry into finance for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Treasury Select Committee of MPs will evaluate the state of the SME finance market and will … Read More

Banco BNI Europa to finance loans via Funding Circle Germany

January 30, 2018 |

PORTUGUESE online bank Banco BNI Europa has agreed a funding deal with Funding Circle in Germany, with a long-term goal to extend the partnership to other countries where the peer-to-peer lender operates.

Banco BNI Europa said on Tuesday that it … Read More

Nucleus Commercial Finance lends £350m in 2017

January 25, 2018 |

NUCLEUS Commercial Finance lent over £350m to UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2017.

It means the alternative finance provider has lent over £700m to UK SMEs to date, expanding on the £500m lending milestone it reached in March … Read More