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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Goldman Sachs strikes £200m deal with Lendable

July 17, 2019 |

LENDABLE has struck a £200m deal with Goldman Sachs that will see the bank commit to funding loans originated by the peer-to-peer lender.

The investment will come from a division of the US investment bank called Goldman Sachs Private Capital, … Read More

NatWest pilots digital working capital product

July 5, 2019 |

HIGH street bank NatWest is taking on digital lenders with the launch of a new working capital product.

Rapid Cash offers credit of up to £300,000 based on customers’ unpaid invoices, competing with the likes of MarketInvoice and Growth Street.

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Equifax partners with NatWest to support UK entrepreneurs

March 25, 2019 |

CREDIT referencing agency Equifax has partnered with the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards to support and recognise small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards says that, for businesses to survive and thrive, entrepreneurs must be able … Read More

Esme Loans enters funding partnership with Pollen Street Capital

July 26, 2018 |

NATWEST’S automated lending platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), Esme Loans, has launched a partnership with Pollen Street Capital.

It is understood that Pollen Street Capital’s investment trust Honeycomb will help to fund and underwrite some of the loans … Read More

P2P lenders show there’s life outside London

June 4, 2018 |

LONDON might be the financial capital of Europe but the peer-to-peer lending sector is showing that there is life beyond the UK’s biggest city.

P2P lenders headquartered around the UK’s regions are demonstrating impressive growth, while helping create employment in … Read More

ThinCats hires NatWest banker to join North West team

April 11, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender ThinCats has continued its growth plans with the hire of a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance expert to cover the North West of England.

Experienced corporate banker Richard Lamb (pictured) has joined from high street lender … Read More

MarketInvoice joins NatWest’s SME finance panel

April 11, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE is the latest alternative lender to join NatWest’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance marketplace.

The business finance company joins peer-to-peer lenders Funding Circle and Assetz Capital on Capital Connections, as well as working capital provider iwoca and five … Read More

ThinCats hires SME veteran for loan origination role

June 14, 2017 |

THINCATS has appointed Natwest SME veteran John Brooks as origination manager, in the latest high profile hire at the peer-to-peer pioneer.

Brooks has spent 30 years working with UK-based SMEs, and joined ThinCats from Natwest, where he spent 12 years … Read More

NatWest launches digital SME lending platform

February 15, 2017 |

NATWEST has gone head-to-head with peer-to-peer lenders by launching its own automated lending platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The new platform, called Esme, will offer new and existing NatWest customers unsecured loans worth up to £150,000 for a maximum … Read More

Government referral scheme faces competition from NatWest

November 1, 2016 |

THE THREE aggregator platforms chosen for the government’s bank referral scheme will have competition in sourcing alternative finance for small businesses, as NatWest’s own referral initiative enters its full launch phase.

The high street lender, which is owned by … Read More