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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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Inflation holds steady but SMEs will still feel the squeeze

August 15, 2017 |

SMALL businesses should not get complacent after new figures showed that inflation held steady last month, industry bodies and lenders have warned.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in at 2.6 per cent in July, just as it was in … Read More

Funding Circle: Small businesses braced for higher costs after Brexit

August 15, 2017 |

MORE THAN two thirds of small businesses that import goods and services expect costs to increase when Britain leaves the European Union, Funding Circle claims.

A poll of 1,325 small business borrowers by the peer-to-peer platform found 69 per cent … Read More

Entrepreneurs defy Brexit with 3,000 new business registrations

August 14, 2017 |

ENTREPRENEURS have registered 3,000 more businesses in the first six months of this year compared with the first six months of 2016, despite fears over a Brexit slump.

New research from MoneySuperMarket has found that there has been an increase … Read More

London scores poorly as start-up hub

August 9, 2017 |

LONDON may be home to many flourishing peer-to-peer lending platforms but it ranks pretty low down as a start-up hub compared with the rest of the world, research claims.

The analysis by furnished apartments platform Nestpick assessed the start-up environment, … Read More

Small firms cutting back to cope with national minimum wage

August 4, 2017 |

ALMOST TWO thirds of small businesses have reported lower profits due to the national living wage (NLW), new research has shown.

A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) highlighted ways that bosses have coped with the increase of … Read More

SMEs feeling bullish despite economic uncertainty

July 27, 2017 |

ALMOST four out of five small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe their business will grow in the next 12 months despite a tougher economy, research claims.

Accountancy Smith & Williamson’s latest Enterprise Index, a quarterly barometer testing the views of … Read More

Crowdstacker-backed Amicus toasts Taunton Cider Company deal

July 19, 2017 |

SPECIALIST lender Amicus Commercial Finance has announced it will provide a confidential invoice discounting facility to The Taunton Cider Company.

Amicus is a bridging lender which peer-to-peer investors can lend to via Crowdstacker. Amicus has raised more than £15m through … Read More

SME payment terms have got worse since the Brexit vote

July 11, 2017 |

ONE IN 10 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen payment terms worsen over the past 12 months, research claims.

A poll of more than 1,000 SMEs, by supply chain finance provider Crossflow Payments, found eight per cent are coming … Read More

Female entrepreneurs more cagey about post-Brexit prospects

June 20, 2017 |

IT IS often said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus when it comes to relationships, but the same may apply to finance, according to RateSetter.

A poll by the peer-to-peer lender shows that less than half … Read More

SMEs funding appetite surges after Spring Budget

April 19, 2017 |

UK SMALL businesses’ funding appetite surged after the Spring Budget, the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) said, as they rushed to shield their growth plans against rising business costs.

The average value of funding enquiries via the NACFB’s “findSMEfinance” … Read More