SME lending

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Internet giants set to grow SME finance market by £1.4bn within a decade

Tech giants and P2P lenders will carve out a 37pc of SME lending market by 2030 says PwC

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White Oak UK and Spotcap team up to provide range of SME finance

SME financiers offer mutual referral service as entrepreneurs lose interest in bringing in external finance for fear of losing control.


NatWest doubles its Growth Fund pot for small businesses to £6bn

Growth Fund has already deployed nearly £3bn of initial funding pot, with 30% deployed to green businesses

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Funding Circle increases SME loans by 23% to £644m in first quarter

Peer-to-peer lender lends £419m to British SMEs alone between January and March

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IW Capital to offer £200m debt funding each year

Financier closing £4m debt fund, opening up market to small private investors

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ThinCats launches £100m drive to back private equity-backed SMEs

Fintech lender has nearly £1bn of capital to small businesses, having lent £400m so far

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Rishi Khosla of OakNorth – ‘Scale-up businesses are totally underserved’

Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth, explains why high-street banks are failing the growth business sector

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PayPal lends £1bn to UK businesses through cash advance scheme

Internet payments giant says 20% of loans have been made to entrepreneurs growing their businesses


Guide to small business funding Northern Ireland

Small business funding in Northern Ireland – a Growth Business guide to what is currently on offer

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Business lender Iwoca to back 100,000 SMEs within 5 years

Fintech firm Iwoca raises another £150m in equity and debt capital to further ambitions as a small business lender

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OakNorth nearly triples loans to UK businesses last year

OakNorth has lent £3 billion to British business within four years


More Brexit blues – growth businesses that borrow from EU perform better

Companies that use European Union loans outperform privately funded peers