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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Barclays begins deploying funding through MarketInvoice

September 6, 2019 |

BARCLAYS has begun deploying funding directly through the MarketInvoice lending platform as the fintech-bank partnership struck in 2018 matures.

“Barclays is now also deploying their funding directly onto the MarketInvoice platform,” Anil Stocker, chief executive and co-founder of MarketInvoice wrote … 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

City watchdog names Marlene Shiels as chair of SME panel

September 5, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Marlene Shiels as chair of its smaller business practitioner panel.

The panel is an independent statutory body that represents the interests of practitioners of small- and medium-sized firms across FCA-regulated activities.

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British Business Bank finds most SMEs don’t seek finance advice

September 2, 2019 |

BUSINESSES that get external support are up to 25 per cent more likely to become high-growth firms, but the majority do not seek advice, according to new research.

The British Business Bank (BBB) found that 81 per cent of smaller … 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

SMEs plan to ramp up borrowing to fund summer growth plans

August 14, 2019 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK are planning to increase their borrowing to expand their business over the summer months. 

21 per cent of SMEs surveyed by Nucleus Commercial Finance believe summer is the most important season for their … Read More

Ex-RateSetter business finance head launches new P2P platform

August 14, 2019 |

RATESETTER alumni Brian Cartwright has launched new alternative property lender Nexa Finance, with a focus on the East Midlands.

Cartwright (pictured), managing director at Nexa, previously worked as head of business finance at ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender RateSetter.

His new … 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

British Business Bank lent over £6.6bn in 2018

July 17, 2019 |

STATE-OWNED British Business Bank has lent over £6.6bn to more than 89,000 businesses in the UK over the past year.

This represents a 27 per cent increase on the £5.2bn which was lent in 2017, the bank confirmed.

More than … Read More