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iwoca: We are the UK’s Fastest Growing SME Finance Provider

Online lender iwoca says it is UK’s fastest growing SME finance provider. The claim comes following the publication of the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 which ranked iwoca 30th on the list. The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, published last Sunday, 9th September 2018…. Read More

Mittelstandskredit: COMPEON Partners with iwoca to Provide Better Access to Credit for SMEs in Germany

COMPEON, a full-service commercial financing provider that connects businesses to both traditional banks and Fintechs, has created a new “digital link” with online lender iwoca to provide access to speedier loans. COMPEON, based in Düsseldorf, says this steps up the existing partnership between the finance portal… Read More

UK Businesses Benefit from Referral Plan Where SMEs Rejected by Banks are Pointed to Alternative Finance

As in most parts of the world, smaller businesses drive the bulk of job growth in the UK. Over 99% of all UK businesses are SMEs employing 0-249 people and 96% (approximately 5.5 million) are micro-businesses employing up to 9 people, accounting for 33% of… Read More

SME Lender iwoca in the Black, Announces Profitability in 2018

iwoca, a European alternative small business lender, has reached profitability in the first half of 2018 amid a doubling of revenue over three successive years. Since launching in 2012, iwoca has reported lent £500M to 20,000 businesses. To meet soaring demand from its small and micro… Read More

UK Finance: SME Loan Approval Increased Slightly in Q1, iwoca CEO Calls Bank Support of SMEs Dire

UK Finance’s most recent report indicates that the number of new loans to UK SMEs increased slightly in the first quarter of 2018. There were 73,971 new loan approvals to SMEs across the UK in Q1 versus 72,272 in Q1 of 2017. A report by UK… Read More

iwoca Pledges to Lend £100 Million to Northern England Small Businesses

iwoca, one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, announced on Tuesday it is pledging to lend £100 million to micro and small businesses in the North of England by 2020. The alternative finance provider revealed the pledge is in response to the withdrawal of credit… Read More

Open Banking Arrives in the UK on January 13th. What Does this Mean?

Open Banking is kind of a nebulous term. Unless you are very engaged with the UK financial sector it probably means little to you. Yet the concept of Open Banking will have profound ramifications for consumers and businesses in both the UK and Europe. In… Read More

Stage 1: Nesta Announces Winners of Fintech Open Up Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the ten Fintech firms that have won Stage 1 of the Open Up Challenge. The Challenge is in recognition of the launch of Open Banking in January 2018. Chris Gorst, Challenge Prize Lead at Nesta, congratulated all of… Read More

iwoca Partners with Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo to Provide SME Loans, Receives New Investment

iwoca, an online SME credit provider and a founding member of Innovate Finance, formed a partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group on SME lending. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leading business lender in Italy. The bank has a… Read More

Xero Integrates with Multiple Online Lenders

Xero has announced a series of new agreements to integrate a handful of online lending platforms. Xero has added MarketInvoice, iwoca, and DueCourse to its software platform. Xero is an online accounting software designed for small business and their advisors. The company currently has over… Read More

UK’s Department for International Trade Selects Eleven Fintech Companies to Visit Australia & New Zealand Next Month

UK’s Department for International Trade announced last week it would bring a trade delegation of eleven of the country’s fintech companies to Australia and New Zealand in March 2017. The eleven companies selected were Aire, Clarus FT, Clearmacro, FundApps, ingage, iwoca, neyber, ObjectTech, Onfido, Sybenetix, and Tradle…. Read More

Alternative Lender iwoca to Receive Referrals From NatWest Through Capital Connections Panel

On Tuesday, alternative lender iwoca announced it is set to receive referrals from NatWest as part of the website’s new expanded panel of alternative lenders, Capital Connections. According to the companies, Capital Connections build on NatWest’s existing partnerships and creates even more opportunities for users… Read More

Brief: Fintech Lender iwoca Secures £21M During Series C Funding Round Led By Prime Ventures

On Tuesday, fintech lender iwoca announced it secured £21 million during a Series C equity financing round, which was led by Prime Ventures. This new round notably brings iwoca’s total equity funding to £38 million. iwoca stated it has also raised £25 million secured debt… Read More

European Investment Fund & iwoca Announce COSME Agreement & Offers £40M Lending Line For UK Small Businesses

On Thursday, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and iwoca have signed their first COSME agreement in the UK to help a greater number of SMEs gain access to finance. The initiative benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) through which the… Read More

Alibaba Partners with British Lenders as it Expands Financial Platform Reach

Alibaba, the Chinese internet conglomerate, has formed another strategic alliance to provide loans to businesses. Earlier this month Alibaba inked an agreement with Lending Club to facilitate loans to US businesses seeking to purchase goods from China manufacturers. Now Alibaba has created a similar arrangement with… Read More

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