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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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MarketInvoice: Cash flow headaches slow growth of 87pc of UK SMEs

September 18, 2019 |

87 per cent of the UK’s small businesses cannot take on new orders because of problems with cash flow, MarketInvoice research has found.

A survey of 1,000 small firms by the business finance provider also found that two-thirds (67 per … Read More

SMEs unaware of the risk of personal guarantees for business loans

September 16, 2019 |

MORE than a third of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the risk of losing their home for a business loan.

A poll by Purbeck Insurance Services has found that 39 per cent of business owners are unaware … Read More

Half of SME owners can’t afford to fund their growth

September 12, 2019 |

MORE THAN half (52 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unable to fund their business ambitions, a new survey has found.

Recent research from Nucleus Commercial Finance discovered that although SME owners saw their revenue and profit … Read More

SME confidence hits record low amid ‘Brexit limbo’

September 10, 2019 |

CONFIDENCE among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hit a record low in the second quarter of 2019, research claims.

CYBG’s SME Health Check Index – a quarterly measure of performance and outlook for UK small businesses – fell by 6.9 … Read More

Rise in small businesses insuring personal guarantee-backed loans

September 9, 2019 |

INCREASING numbers of small businesses are seeking personal guarantee insurance when taking out a loan.

Purbeck Insurance Services said it has seen a 23 per cent boost in the the number of personal guarantee protection policies sold in the first … Read More

Third of businesses don’t seek funding advice, ThinCats finds

September 5, 2019 |

ALMOST a third of businesses don’t seek an adviser to assist them with external funding which could be problematic if banks rein in financing for Brexit, according to ThinCats.

“Given the double whammy of a global economic slowdown and Brexit, … Read More

Quarter of start-up owners regret their financing method

August 14, 2019 |

ALMOST a quarter of UK business owners have admitted they would have financed their venture differently at the start and think this decision held back their firm’s growth, according to a new survey.

Research commissioned by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance found … Read More

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

SME investments hailed as tonic for market volatility

August 7, 2019 |

PRIVATE equity investments into UK-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been highlighted as a potential cure for market volatility, according to IW Capital’s chief executive and founder.

“Our investor base is as keen as ever before to fund the … Read More

Half of businesses fear credit tightening around Brexit

August 5, 2019 |

MORE THAN half (53 per cent) of UK business owners fear that their finance options and credit terms will tighten due to Brexit, regardless of whether the UK leaves with a deal or no deal.

According to the new MarketInvoice … Read More