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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 16, 2019

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SME finance

Accolades for alternative lenders at the Growth Finance Awards

September 12, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD was among the business lenders that received accolades at the first Growth Finance Awards, which took place in London last night.

The awards, organised by research firm Intelligent Partnership, aim to recognise the role that the finance community plays … Read More

Business borrowing soars in June

July 29, 2019 |

UK BUSINESSES raised £3.3bn in finance in June, primarily from high street banks, but lenders have warned of an imminent credit crunch due to Brexit uncertainty.

New Bank of England data showed that UK businesses borrowed £2.5bn from banks and … Read More

IW Capital closes first secured debt fund with £10m raised for SMEs

May 23, 2019 |

IW CAPITAL has raised £10m from its first secured debt fund, which will be used to support UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

The investment firm has closed the fund after raising £2m from a final funding round from new … Read More

SME finance demand down on Brexit uncertainty

March 14, 2019 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are putting off seeking funding due to ongoing Brexit-related economic uncertainty.

According to the latest SME Finance Monitor from research agency BVA BDRC, just four per cent of SMEs had applied for finance in 2018.

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Fairer funding

January 21, 2019 |

Katrin Herrling co-founded Funding Xchange in order to help small businesses access the myriad of finance options available to them. She talks to Andrew Saunders about her own experience with bank funding, the importance of tech and what the future … Read More

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