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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Funding Options wins £5m grant to help SMEs find funding

June 14, 2019 |

BUSINESS finance marketplace Funding Options has been awarded a £5m grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund to help broaden and encourage wider choice of finance for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK.

Underserved local communities will be … Read More

Leading the charge

March 22, 2019 |

Funding Options founder Conrad Ford talks to Andrew Saunders about his motivations for setting up the business finance aggregator, the future of peer-to-peer lending and his overseas ambitions…

SOME ENTREPRENEURS are born, while others have entrepreneurship thrust upon them, as … Read More

Funding Options chief eschews M&A predictions

March 15, 2019 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector is unlikely to see any consolidation, according to the founder and chief executive of business finance aggregator Funding Options.

Conrad Ford, whose platform provides small businesses with a variety of finance options including P2P loans, said … Read More

Funding Options calls for more support for government loans scheme

March 11, 2019 |

FUNDING Options has said that more needs to be done to improve small businesses’ awareness of finance options in the lead-up to Brexit.

It comes as the value of bank loans being offered to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through … Read More

Banks snubbing small retailers over concerns of health of the high street

February 11, 2019 |

UK BANK lending to small- and medium-sized retail businesses fell by four per cent last year, due to concerns about the challenges facing the sector.

Research by alternative finance aggregator Funding Options found smaller retailers borrowed £14.9bn from banks in … Read More

LendingCrowd named among tech start-ups to watch

January 25, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has been named on a list of 30 fast-growing tech start-ups to watch, compiled by UK-based digital entrepreneur network Tech Nation.

The Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer lender is among the companies which have been recognised for their “early stage talent” and the expectation … Read More

The future of data

January 22, 2019 |

One year on from the launch of Open Banking, Danielle Levy investigates the impact of the data-sharing initiative on the peer-to-peer lending industry…

OPEN BANKING  launched to great fanfare in January 2018, promising to boost innovation in financial services and … Read More

SME loan made using Open Banking data

November 12, 2018 |

A SMALL business loan has been made using Open Banking data via business finance aggregator Funding Options.

It is the first time Open Banking data has been used by a UK fintech for the comparison of small business financial services, according … Read More

Food producers see longer payment delays due to supermarket price war

September 24, 2018 |

SUPERMARKET price wars are leaving food producers suffering with longer payment delays, Funding Options claims.

Analysis by the UK’s top food producers by business finance aggregator Funding Options found firms in the sector are waiting 45 days to be paid … Read More

ING Ventures buys £5m stake in Funding Options

September 21, 2018 |

ING VENTURES, the fintech venture capital arm of Netherlands bank ING, has bought a minority stake in Funding Options for £5m.

Funding Options is an online marketplace for business finance, linking UK businesses with over 50 finance providers including peer-to-peer … Read More