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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 20, 2018

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New SME funding hub will boost awareness of P2P

June 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance resources will be included in a new funding hub for high-growth businesses looking to scale up in the UK.

The interactive website, launched by the British Business Bank, offers articles, infographics, videos and event listings aimed at digitally-savvy … Read More

SME funding platform partners with Hiscox

May 31, 2018 |

SWOOP, a new small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) funding platform, has partnered with Hiscox on the insurer’s business accelerator portal.

Swoop, which is a re-brand of BizFly, connects businesses in need of finance with over 400 lenders including peer-to-peer platforms … Read More

Two more hires for ThinCats amid company growth

May 24, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platform ThinCats has appointed two new sales and marketing executives, as its hiring spree continues.

The alternative finance specialist has named Tony Smedley (pictured) as head of sales operations, and Richard Wilson as head of marketing, as part … 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

Five things that SMEs can do to boost productivity

June 23, 2017 |

TIME is money, particularly when you are running a small business. Just one error or unexpected issue can cost you a whole day’s turnover, and these losses quickly add up over time. With inflation at a four-year high and wage … Read More

How rising inflation will impact small businesses

June 16, 2017 |

Everybody knows that rising inflation means an increase in the cost of living. But not everyone realises that the effect on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be much more severe.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Consumer … Read More

Sancus increases Northern profile with new hire

June 15, 2017 |

SANCUS FINANCE has expanded its presence in the North of England by hiring Jennifer Roberts in the newly-created role of regional manager – north.

Roberts will be based in Manchester and will be responsible for increasing awareness of the P2P … 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

Late payments add to woes of UK’s small businesses

December 8, 2016 |

SMALL businesses in the UK are struggling with late payments, with just 51 per cent of invoices paid on time last year.

According to research from cloud accountancy firm FreeAgent, businesses in Sheffield are the worst affected, with just 24 per cent … Read More

Nearly half of Brits don’t know where to find business funding

December 6, 2016 |

FORTY five per cent of Brits do not know where to turn for business funding, and 64 per cent do not have the financial means to support their business ventures, according to a new survey.

Just over a third (35 … Read More