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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 19, 2018

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P2PFA member lending exceeds £10bn

December 12, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) platforms have cumulatively lent out more than £10bn, according to the trade body’s latest data.

The biggest growth came from lending to small businesses, the quarterly figures revealed.

Read more: P2PFA associate TLT names Andrew Lyon as … Read More

ThinCats secures £200m funding deal with BAE pension fund

December 10, 2018 |

THINCATS has secured a £200m facility with BAE Systems’ pension fund that will provide further funding for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The peer-to-peer business lender heralded the new agreement with BAE Systems Pensions, one of the world’s biggest pension funds, saying … Read More

ThinCats reveals how data science is boosting lending decisions

November 21, 2018 |

THINCATS has revealed how it is using data science and analytics when making lending decisions.

The peer-to-peer business lender has developed a system called the ‘propensity and risk model’ or PRISM.

It takes data from financial performance, business demographics, market … Read More

ThinCats announces Employee Ownership Association membership

November 8, 2018 |

THINCATS has become a supporting member of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) and has described employee-owned businesses as “an exciting growth area”.

The peer-to-peer business lender has released a white paper to mark its supporting membership of the EOA, in … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … 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

Treasury committee calls for regulation of business lending

October 26, 2018 |

THE TREASURY committee has called for commercial lending to be brought inside “the regulatory perimeter” to protect small business owners.

The 11-strong committee of MPs said that “many small business owners are no more financially sophisticated than everyday consumers” yet … Read More

ThinCats launches IFISA and auto-invest product

October 25, 2018 |

THINCATS has launched two new products for retail investors: its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) and a diversified loan portfolio product.

The peer-to-peer business lender soft launched its IFISA to existing investors on 21 September, firstly to those that had previously … Read More

ThinCats launches £50m funding programme for West Midlands

October 18, 2018 |

THINCATS has launched a £50m funding programme for small- and medium-sized businesses in the West Midlands.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform is partnering with start-up loan company BizBritain on the initiative.

ThinCats said that the programme has been launched in … Read More

ThinCats launches ‘generator’ product to speed up lending

October 15, 2018 |

THINCATS has launched a new loan product that brings the human touch back into its lending decisions.

The peer-to-peer business platform said on Monday that traditional lenders typically use algorithms to make lending decisions, but its new generator product will … Read More