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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 23, 2019

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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

Another ex-RBS executive joins ThinCats business development team

March 25, 2019 |

BUSINESS banking specialist Stuart Thompson (pictured) has joined ThinCats as director of regional business development.

His appointment expands the peer-to-peer lending firm’s London-based team, which is led by Dave Sherrington.

Thompson has a decade of experience in business banking for … Read More

ThinCats unveils £100m funding programme for UK SMEs

March 18, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending platform ThinCats has launched a £100m funding programme for private equity-backed UK firms.

The fintech lender says it has almost £1bn of capital to invest in UK small businesses and is seeing increasing demand to fund larger … Read More

Trust in the institution

March 1, 2019 |

John Mould, chief executive of ThinCats, explains how an influx of institutional money could lift up all P2P borrowers and lenders…

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING has become more commonplace in the peer-to-peer sector, but business lending platform ThinCats has been well ahead … Read More

ThinCats secures first funding line from British Business Bank

February 18, 2019 |

THINCATS has joined a select group of peer-to-peer lenders that have received funding commitments from the British Business Bank (BBB).

The peer-to-peer business lender unveiled the new £20m funding line on Monday, which will be provided by British Business Investments … Read More

ThinCats expands into Sheffield with new hire

February 14, 2019 |

BUSINESS lender ThinCats has continued its UK-wide expansion with a new office in Sheffield which will be the base for the platform’s newly-appointed head of sales, Mike Hackett.

Hackett will lead ThinCats’ business development team across the UK. He has … Read More

ThinCats has £800m “ready to deploy” for UK SMEs

January 24, 2019 |

BUSINESS lender ThinCats has £800m in capital which it is “ready to deploy” to fund UK-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In its annual review of 2018, ThinCats revealed that two major funding programmes had allowed it to secure £700m … Read More

ThinCats analysis of SME loans in 2018 affirms data model

January 23, 2019 |

THINCATS has said that initial analysis of secured business loans taken out in the UK last year has helped to validate its predictive data model.

The peer-to-peer business lender launched Prism Prospect last year, which assesses how likely UK businesses … Read More

P2P lenders deliver FTSE-beating returns in 2018

January 21, 2019 |

THE UK’S largest peer-to-peer lenders delivered a FTSE-100 beating return in 2018, amid a turbulent period for the UK’s leading index.

Zopa said a £5,000 investment in a Zopa Plus account would have earned 5.2 per cent or £260 in 2018, 13.5 … Read More