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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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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

Alternative lenders help push BBB-facilitated loans past £12bn

July 19, 2018 |

ALTERNATIVE lenders helped drive £678m of new funding commitments through British Business Bank (BBB) programmes in 2017/18, taking the total stock of finance provided to small businesses to £12.3bn.

This represents an increase of 33 per cent from the year … Read More

Business angels favouring fintech investments

June 19, 2018 |

FINTECH is now one of the most popular areas with the UK’s business angels, according to new research.

The UK Business Angels Market report, which is published by the British Business Bank, found that 24 per cent of business angels … Read More

British Business Bank launches £2.5bn patient capital programme

June 13, 2018 |

THE BRITISH Business Bank has set up a new £2.5bn investment programme aimed at innovative, high-growth UK companies.

The launch of the British Patient Capital programme follows the Patient Capital Review, which was announced by the Chancellor Philip Hammond during … Read More

New SME funding hub will boost awareness of P2P

June 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance resources will be included in a new funding hub for high-growth businesses looking to scale up in the UK.

The interactive website, launched by the British Business Bank, offers articles, infographics, videos and event listings aimed at digitally-savvy … Read More

New £500m fund to boost patient capital for high-growth firms

May 15, 2018 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the state-backed British Business Bank, has launched a new £500m programme to boost scale-up funding.

The Managed Funds Programme (MFP), first unveiled in the Autumn Budget, is designed to help address the UK’s patient capital … Read More

Lack of investment infrastructure stifling SME support beyond London

March 19, 2018 |

INVESTORS are keen to put money behind local businesses but are limited by funds mainly being channelled towards London, research claims.

A report by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), focusing on the West Midlands region, found 18 per cent … Read More

P2P lending soars but SMEs generally wary of finance

February 20, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending and other forms of alternative business finance saw significant growth last year, but an aversion to external finance continues to hold back many small firms, according to the latest research from the British Business Bank (BBB).

The … Read More

National investment bank needed to boost SME lending

February 16, 2018 |

THE UK government should create a “national investment bank” to increase lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a think tank has suggested.

Justin Protts, chief economist at Civitas, argued that the UK’s low productivity has been fuelled by the … Read More

British Business Investments commits £15m to Balderton’s new fund

November 30, 2017 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, is investing £15m in Balderton’s new technology start-up fund.

The state-backed lender said on Thursday that the investment is being made under its VC Catalyst programme, which has now … Read More