With the UK government saying it wants to near double exports to ?1 trillion per year by 2020, CEO at lending platform Growth Street, Greg Carter, believes SMEs could be the driving factor behind reaching that target.
Russell Gould, COO at Everline and ezbob, crunches some numbers and looks at whether small businesses are being turned off of pursuing future growth because of a lack of expansion capital.
Matt Powell is the financial director at Lending Works, but prior to joining the P2P lending startup, he was working at global audit firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and on the road to becoming a partner, so some would call him “crazy” for leaving.
The government's scheme aimed at increasing bank lending to businesses appears to have failed. But has it benefitted alternative forms of finance?
Anil Stocker, co-founder of MarketInvoice, on John D Rockefeller, iPads and turning his back on the Square Mile.
Small firms are turning their backs on the banks and flocking to alternative lending sites such as MarketInvoice.