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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 19, 2019

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ThinCats: Younger SMEs shift to alternative finance

August 8, 2019 |

NEWLY established small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are increasingly looking to alternative financing to meet their funding needs, new research has revealed

According to the survey from business lender ThinCats, only 31 per cent of SMEs under … Read More

ThinCats reaches £500m lending milestone

August 5, 2019 |

THINCATS has passed the £500m lending milestone, after channelling more than £200m to small- and medium-sized businesses over the past 12 months.

This growth was achieved during a “record year” which saw the peer-to-peer business lender embark on a hiring … Read More

ThinCats: Alternative lenders are more ‘revolutionary’ than challenger banks

July 26, 2019 |

CHALLENGER banks are not necessarily a panacea for small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending, ThinCats has warned.

The peer-to-peer business lender said that challenger banks may be held up as an innovative alternative to high street banks, but are still … Read More

ThinCats hires new business development director for the Midlands

July 4, 2019 |

THINCATS has named Chris Webb as business development director for the Midlands.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Thursday that Webb (pictured) will be based between the company’s Birmingham office and the head office in Ashby.

He has over 30 … Read More

ThinCats names former Barclays exec as director of underwriting

July 2, 2019 |

THINCATS has appointed former Barclays executive Andy Hegedus as its director of underwriting.

Hegedus (pictured) joins the peer-to-peer business lender after spending 12 years at Barclays in its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) credit team and was also a relationship … Read More

ThinCats unveils associate director for its Northern business development team

June 26, 2019 |

THINCATS has appointed an associate director for its growing Northern business development team.

The peer-to-peer business lender has recruited former Lloyds Banking Group relationship manager Tim House (pictured) to the role.

He brings experience managing a portfolio of around 140 … Read More

Funding Circle loanbook hits £5bn as P2PFA reveals health of the sector

June 13, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s UK loanbook passed £5bn in the first three months of the year, industry data shows.

Figures from the Peer2Peer Finance Association for the first quarter of 2019 shows Funding Circle’s cumulative loanbook hit £5.04bn as of March.

It … Read More

Will new institutional products drive out the retail investor?

June 12, 2019 |

A NUMBER of purely institutional products have been unveiled recently in the peer-to-peer lending sector. Is this to the benefit or detriment of the retail investor?

In April, Funding Circle announced that it was winding down its dedicated investment trust … Read More

P2PFA data does not reflect ThinCats’ total loanbook

April 12, 2019 |

THE LATEST release of Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) data has shone a light on the diversity of P2P lenders’ business models.

Peer2Peer Finance News was informed last month that ThinCats’ overall loanbook is understated by the P2PFA due to the … Read More

On brand! How P2P lenders are reinventing themselves

April 10, 2019 |

REBRANDS are in fashion among peer-to-peer lenders.

In recent weeks RateSetter has unveiled a new look and website while Welendus is planning a name change.

We look at the key ways P2P lenders are relaunching themselves.


A logo is … Read More