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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 14, 2018

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Treasury pushes back on plans for tighter rules on business lending

November 27, 2018 |

PROPOSALS for more stringent corporate lending regulations are being met with resistance by the Treasury, Peer2Peer Finance News has learnt.

A recent report issued by the Treasury select committee of MPs called for business lending to be brought within “the regulatory perimeter” … Read More

SMEs have mixed views on Open Banking

November 26, 2018 |

ONE THIRD of small businesses are “wide open” to the opportunities presented by Open Banking, if it helps them save time around their payments and taxes, a new survey has found.

However, another quarter of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) said … Read More

Budget 2018: ‘No sign of end of austerity for SMEs’

October 29, 2018 |

GOVERNMENT commitments to end austerity have been labelled as “words not actions” by peer-to-peer lender ArchOver.

Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) said that the “era of austerity is finally coming to an end”, in his last Budget before Brexit.

However, Angus Dent, ArchOver’s … Read More

SME investment hampered by business angel myths

October 17, 2018 |

STARTUPS and small firms are missing out on potential investment due to misconceptions over who can become a business angel, research claims.

Analysis by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) found that 75 per cent of business angels were aged 45 … Read More

Growth Street addresses liquidity demand after student feedback

October 2, 2018 |

GROWTH Street has made improvements to its liquidity demand management processes following feedback from postgraduate students from University College London (UCL).

The peer-to-peer finance marketplace has been collaborating with UCL for two years, giving students access to three years of … Read More

Honeycomb buzzes about originations as NAV gets sweeter

September 21, 2018 |

THE HONEYCOMB Investment Trust saw its net asset value returns (NAV) improve in August, backed by “strong origination” across all its portfolio sectors.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust posted a total NAV return of 0.67 per cent last month, up … Read More

Goji targets corporate clients for bond business

September 14, 2018 |

GOJI is looking to attract business investors to its bond, amid reports that almost two thirds of small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) earn no interest on their savings.

Research by Aldermore found that 62 per cent of SMEs are earning nothing … Read More

Sancus goes for Speed with new head of sales

September 13, 2018 |

SANCUS has appointed a head of sales for its working capital finance division.

Matt Speed (pictured) will head the unit, joining the alternative finance provider from Woodsford Trade finance where he was a founding director.

He brings more than 20 … Read More

Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum

August 20, 2018 |

Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum

Date: 22 November, 2018

Venue: London

Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum tracks the transformation of receivables and invoice finance; showcasing the most successful new entrants to the market, examining the future of technology-enabled funding models, … Read More

Barclays takes stake in MarketInvoice in SME drive

August 2, 2018 |

BARCLAYS has taken a minority stake in business finance provider MarketInvoice – a move that will allow the bank to offer its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients access to MarketInvoice’s technology.

The high street bank hopes the strategic partnership … Read More