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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 24, 2018

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BoE issues warning to SMEs using property as loan collateral

February 2, 2018 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use their own commercial property as loan collateral could be hit in the event of a market adjustment, the Bank of England (BoE) has warned.

Three quarters of SMEs in Britain use their own … Read More

Growth Street pledges funds for growing Welsh SMEs

February 1, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Growth Street has pledged to inject £20m into Welsh businesses over the next 12 months.

The platform is targeting key sectors of the UK such as manufacturing, wholesale and professional services as well as regions where it … Read More

Blockchain P2P lender launches institutional funding vehicle

January 31, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Bitbond has partnered with an asset management group to launch a dedicated fund for institutional investors.

The fund, set up with 1741 Fund Management, enables professional investors to access a diversified portfolio of small business loans that are originated … Read More

SME lending growth hits two-year low while consumer borrowing rebounds

January 30, 2018 |

LENDING to small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) declined in December at the steepest rate for three years while consumer borrowing ticked back up, Bank of England data shows.

The latest money and credit release from the Bank revealed SME lending declined by … Read More

Sancus Finance hits £200m business funding milestone

January 29, 2018 |

ALTERNATIVE business funding platform Sancus Finance has passed the £200m lending milestone.

The firm, which provides peer-to-peer invoice financing and supply chain finance, has helped push lending across all Sancus BMS Group brands to £700m over the past four years.

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SME bosses aware of P2P lending but cautious about using it

January 23, 2018 |

ALMOST half of finance directors in small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have admitted feeling uncomfortable about using peer-to-peer lending to help fund their firm.

Research among 200 SMEs by recruitment specialist Tindall Perry found while 74 per cent of finance directors describe … Read More

Brexit ‘will hit innovative SMEs the hardest’

January 22, 2018 |

INNOVATIVE small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are the high-growth “superstars” of tomorrow could be the most negatively affected by Brexit, a study has warned.

The research from the University of St Andrews, released on Monday, found Brexit is likely … Read More

SMEs optimistic despite Brexit and late payments

January 17, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters (72 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) think the UK is a great place to start a business, research suggests.

This is despite the fact that many see late payments, uncertainty around Brexit and a … Read More

Dramatic rise in late payments to UK businesses

January 15, 2018 |

ALMOST three quarters (73 per cent) of invoices sent by UK businesses to EU firms were paid late in 2017, research shows.

The figure represents a huge increase from the 40.4 per cent of invoices that were paid late the … Read More

Late payments in construction sector hit five-year high

November 27, 2017 |

LATE payments to construction companies hit a five-year high in 2016, new research claims.

Business finance aggregator Funding Options analysed 13,213 UK construction businesses and found they face an average wait of 69 days for bills to be paid, up … Read More