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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 26, 2019

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SMEs still unaware of how to access P2P funding

June 5, 2019 |

FEWER than 20 per cent of small- and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are aware of how to access peer-to-peer finance, research shows.

A poll of 1,000 firms by accountancy firm Smith & Williamson found just 17 per cent knew how to … Read More

Young entrepreneurs leading scale-up growth

May 21, 2018 |

YOUNG entrepreneurs are taking the lead as the number of scale-up businesses in the UK continues to grow, according to new research.

The number of start-up businesses that are successfully scaling up increased by 12 per cent in 2016, according … Read More

Businesses feel a lack of government support

October 26, 2017 |

TWO THIRDS of business leaders say they lack government support, a new survey claims.

The latest enterprise index research by accountancy firm Smith & Williamson questioned nearly 200 business leaders and entrepreneurs about the political climate for small- and medium-sized … Read More

Small businesses using big data but missing a trick with AI

October 6, 2017 |

SMALL businesses are turning to big data to scale up, but underestimating the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), new research has found.

Accountancy firm Smith & Williamson conducted a survey which showed that 63 per cent of small firms across … Read More

Tech companies feeling secure from economic and political volatility

June 22, 2017 |

TECHNOLOGY companies are confident they can weather the storm of major economic events, according to new research.

A survey by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson found that 90 per cent of technology businesses were optimistic about their … Read More

UK SMEs bullish on growth despite political woes

April 25, 2017 |

THE VAST majority of small businesses in the UK have shrugged off the current political uncertainty and are optimistic about their growth over the next year, despite feeling a lack of support from the government.

Accountancy firm Smith & … 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

SME appetite for borrowing rises

January 13, 2017 |

SMES’ appetite for borrowing and perceived access to finance have improved over the last three months, signalling cautious optimism despite Brexit uncertainty.  

The quarterly enterprise index from Smith & Williamson found that 41 per cent of small businesses are looking … Read More