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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 15, 2018

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Funding Circle fund sees increase in value of US loan defaults in August

September 14, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s fund has seen the value of defaulted US loans in its portfolio in August grow above the 2018 average.

An August update from the peer-to-peer business lender’s listed investment trust, the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF), revealed … Read More

ThinCats warns state support for UK SMEs lagging behind Europe

July 23, 2018 |

THE UK is far behind its European counterparts in supporting small- and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), ThinCats claims.

The peer-to-peer business lender has said that government support for SME finance is just a “tiny fraction” of what is provided in Germany and … Read More

Open Banking Expo 2018

June 11, 2018 |

Open Banking Expo

Date: 27 November, 2018

Venue: America Sq, Conference Centre, London

Open Banking Expo will bring together a cross section of the UK’s brightest minds to put the second payment services directive (PSD2) under the spotlight and encourage … Read More

BoE notes weak demand for business finance

May 16, 2018 |

DEMAND for corporate credit remains subdued, according to the Bank of England’s latest report into business conditions.

The central bank attributed the weak demand to both strong cash balances and heightened uncertainty.

It noted that there had been demand for finance to … Read More

Tech too costly for almost half of UK SMEs

May 16, 2018 |

THE UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) could find their growth prospects hampered by an inability to adopt the latest technologies, according to new research.

The study conducted by the 2018 International Business Festival showed that 45 per cent of … Read More

Tokenomics

May 11, 2018 |

Tokenomics

Date: 23-24 May, 2018

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Join us at TOKENOMICS in Tallinn on the 23-24 of May, 2018.

TOKENOMICS is the first event in Europe that will gather more than 500 blockchain ecosystem stakeholders together like crypto-exchanges, … Read More

Small businesses still suffering from late payments

April 25, 2018 |

OVER half of the invoices issued by the UK’s small businesses were paid late last year, according to new research.

Accounting software provider Xero, who compiled the data, found that these delays caused 53.6 per cent of small businesses to … Read More

Consumer spending drops to lowest level in over five years

April 16, 2018 |

UK CONSUMER spending dropped to its lowest level in over five years during the first quarter of this year, new data shows.

Visa’s UK consumer spending index has revealed a worsening decline in March with household spending down 2.1 per … Read More

European P2P market hits £6.8bn but UK’s share is falling

January 22, 2018 |

THE UK saw its share of the European alternative finance market fall in 2016 as other parts of the continent experienced a boom in volume.

The third annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative … Read More

Funding Circle hits €100m lending milestone in Germany

December 18, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle has hit the €100m (£88.2m) loans milestone in Germany just two years after launch in the country.

The business lending platform says 3,000 investors have backed 1,100 German businesses and created more than 2,000 jobs since 2015.

The … Read More