Five key priorities for the next government to support SME lending

Douglas Grant of Conister Bank explains what the next government should be focusing on to improve lending to SMEs

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Praetura £40m SME fund plans to double in size by end-2021

New lender plans to extend £40m fund to all small business, while growing in size each year going forward

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Interview with Angus Dent, founder of peer to peer platform ArchOver

In this piece, we talk to ArchOver founder Angus Dent about the development of his peer to peer offering and how it fits into this dynamic marketplace today.


What will the CYBG and Virgin Money tie-up mean for SME lending?

SME lending has fallen 3.7 per cent year on year but will this new deal buck the trend?


Commercial credit data sharing scheme – transforming SME lending

SME's can now get a loan faster and potentially at more competitive rates.


Do entrepreneurs trust traditional lenders?

With the rise of businesses using alternative finance options to fund their company, research shows there is still a special place for traditional lenders in the hearts of entreprepreneurs.


Tech Innovators 2016: Goji

Goji works with both lending platforms as well as with investors and their advisers, to open up marketplace lending for retail investors.


Lower SME lending down to ‘problem in supply of finance’

Figures from the Bank of England show lending down 0.7% on this time last year: and the problem lies with the banks and government, says OakNorth CEO Rishi Khosla.

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‘Conservative’ UK market ready to embrace alternative funding

Everline and Ezbob COO Russell Gould talks the companies’ recent deal and the market’s attitude to alternative lending in exclusive chat.

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Working out which of peer-to-peer lending or equity crowdfunding is best for investors

For investors looking for good returns, picking what type of alternative finance to engage with is an important decision.


Traditional finance methods aren’t working for SMEs, but disruptive change is afoot

While there is all too often doom and gloom surrounding business lending, Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng believes that alternative methods could be about to provide a much needed shake-up.


E-commerce lending platform iwoca attracts Beyond Digital as venture backer

Loan provider iwoca has received capital itself through a funding round led by Beyond Digital.