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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Mike Cherry

P2P sector poised to fill SME funding gap as recession looms

September 2, 2019 |
  • Brexit woes and global trade war raise threat of downturn
  • Alternative lenders “well placed” to capitalise on opportunities
  • But weaker players could fall by wayside

PEER-TO-PEER business lenders are poised to fill the funding gap if high street … Read More

Property market and SMEs at risk amid new Brexit chaos

November 15, 2018 |

HOUSEBUILDERS and small businesses are set to suffer the effects of the ongoing Brexit negotiation crisis, after a series of cabinet resignations sparked calls for another election.

Financial experts have warned that there are “big risks lying ahead” for the … Read More

P2P could be better match for small businesses, says FSB

November 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders could be a better match for some small businesses than traditional banks, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

A report from the trade body for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) warns that firms are unaware of … Read More

Small firms struggle to afford new credit

August 2, 2018 |

OVER a third of small firms say new credit is unaffordable, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The trade body has urged smaller businesses to look beyond “traditional debt products”, after research found that 42 per cent of 984 … Read More

Small firms facing credit squeeze

May 10, 2018 |

SMALL UK firms are struggling to access new finance with credit approvals at their lowest level in over two years, according to new research.

The survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) showed that only 60 per cent of … Read More

Invoice finance: The business lifeline

April 10, 2018 |

IT’S NO secret that cashflow is an issue for many small businesses in the UK, which has led to the growth of a booming invoice finance market. According to trade body UK Finance, invoice finance hit £18.9bn in the third … Read More

Small business confidence drops for fourth consecutive quarter

January 5, 2018 |

SMALL business confidence is continuing to decline, driven by surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand.

The Small Business Index (SBI), released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on Friday, stood at -2.5 in the fourth … Read More

See EU later

December 5, 2017 |

The UK’s decision to split from the rest of the bloc sent shockwaves around the world, but what does it mean for peer-to-peer lending?

THERE is a blight on the land, and its name is Brexit. As we progress towards … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

SME borrowing declines amid Brexit uncertainty

August 24, 2017 |

SMALL businesses are borrowing less, which could threaten their future growth, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

New figures from UK Finance on Thursday showed that bank lending to non-financial businesses fell by £698m in July.

And the … Read More