Worth some £10bn globally, it seems that P2P lending really is taking over the world – and small businesses can benefit from it most. But what effect will new regulations have on the sector?
Lending platform ThinCats and parent company ESF Capital have introduced a £200m SME funding programme for British growth businesses.
A new Funding Circle CFO has been hired, which will see the SME lending platform’s business building its position following a record start to 2017.
Jevgenijs Kazanins, CEO of TWINO, discusses how Trumponomics might affect the European peer-to-peer lending industry.
Winner of the Future Unicorn Award at our Everline Future 50 2016, peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest has been given a mammoth challenge, but CEO Christian Faes has told Real Business he’s confident the firm can become a $1bn company – by trotting, not galloping.
As many businesses start 2016 with a clean slate and new business hopes and aspirations, it is set to be another year of growth for the alternative finance market.
Peer-to-peer finance business Lending Works demonstrated significant growth milestones in 2015, showcasing how powerful the P2P platform has become as the number of loans via the platform rose fourfold.
London-based firm Funding Circle had already gone beyond its British roots with a US expansion, but the P2P business lender has now expanded across additional countries in Europe, which has been achieved with the acquisition of German counterpart Zencap.
P2P lending is an effective form of alternative funding for SMEs, but how does luxury P2P lending work?
Professional services firm KPMG has forged a strategic partnership with peer-to-peer (P2P) business lender MarketInvoice, believing that alternative finance will help small businesses accelerate growth.
Metro Bank has become the first British bank to lend through a peer-to-peer platform after announcing it was teaming up with Zopa.
London firm Funding Circle entered the record books on 23 April by securing a place as one of the top five VC investment deals in British history. Real Business has caught up with CEO Samir Desai, who opened up on how the company managed to raise rounds of $65m and $150m in under a year.