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P2P Lender ThinCats & ART Business Loans Join Forces to Assist Birmingham SMEs

Birmingham City Council is joining forces with ART Business Loans and P2P lender ThinCats  to assist Birmingham SMEs that are unable to obtain any or all financing needed from high street banks, reported the Birmingham News. “Peer to peer finance solves two problems at once;… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Jill Sandford & Damon Walford New Board of Directors Members

Peer-to-peer lender ThinCats announced on Wednesday it appointed Jill Sandford and Damon Walford to the board of directors. According to the lender, both Sandford and Walford will be responsible for driving business growth, with a specific focus on originating loans and broadening the platform’s network… Read More

Crowdfunder UK, Ethex, & ThinCats to Team Up With Big Society Capital For Crowd Match Fund

On Wednesday, Crowdfunder UK announced it, along with Ethex and ThinCats, will be partnering with Big Society Capital for a new £10 million Crowd Match Fund, which will allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. The trio will help connect people with the… Read More

Brief: P2P Lender ThinCats Becomes NACFB Patron

P2P lending platform ThinCats, which recently passed £200m milestone in loans issued to UK SMEs, has joined become an NACFB patron seeking to provide a direct link with member brokers who demonstrate similar working methods to the ThinCats model.  The move aims to “boost the professionalism of… Read More

Damon Walford Appointed Chief Development Officer at ThinCats

P2P Lender Tops £200 million in Loans ThinCats has announced that Damon Walford has been appointed Chief Development Officer.  Walford will be working directly with ThinCats CEO John Mould to boost loan originations and increase the network of sponsors in the UK.  The announcement comes… Read More

UK P2P Finance Association Releases Major Research on Economics of Peer to Peer Lending

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released a commissioned study on the economics of the peer to peer lending market in the UK.  The independent assessment, provided by the economic consulting firm of Oxera, analysed the risks, costs and benefits of peer-to-peer… Read More

ThinCats Founder Caley Calls on Hammond to Do More for Savers

Last month, the Bank of England reduced the Bank Rate from 0.5% to 0.25% as part of a broader stimulus package to buttress the UK economy following Brexit aftershocks. These interest rate cuts make money cheaper to borrow but this means savers are earning less. Moneyfacts… Read More

Bank of England Cuts Rates: Alternative Finance Leaders Respond

  The Bank of England (BoE) has cut its benchmark rate by 0.25% – the first time in 7 years. The pound quickly moved lower reacting to the announcement. The move was telegraphed several weeks back in reaction to Brexit fallout. The interest rate cut… Read More

Community Chest Partners with ThinCats for Impact Loans

Specialty lender Community Chest has partnered-up with ThinCats on new “Social Enterprise” loans. These loans are designed to provide access to capital for social enterprises seeking to drive community impact while delivering tax-efficient returns to investors who may recieve up to 30% tax relief on… Read More

UK P2PFA Releases Peer to Peer Lending Data for Q2 as Growth Slows

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released its second quarter numbers for 2016. The P2PFA was founded in 2011 as a self-regulatory body for the sector to promote high standards of conduct and consumer protection and represents the largest P2P lenders in… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Industry Comments on FCA’s Call for Input on Rules

As announced earlier today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has requested feedback from interested parties regarding the regulatory environment for debt and investment-based crowdfunding. The process is part of an anticipated periodic review of this new form of finance. Original rules were enacted in 2014…. Read More

ThinCats Chairman Lauds BoE “Safe Pair of Hands”, Predicted Lower Rates Bad for Savers

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, stated in a speech on the Brexit yesterday that while the “result of the referendum is clear. Its full implications for the economy are not”, he also affirmed it was something the UK economy can handle. EPTSD:… Read More

Deloitte Report Asks if Marketplace Lending is a “Temporary Phenomena”

Global consulting firm Deloitte has thrown some serious shade at the online lending industry. In a report entitled; “Marketplace Lending – A Temporary Phenomena?”, the firm makes the statement that traditional finance need not worry about the fast growing marketplace lending industry; “Our findings suggest… Read More

ThinCats Sees Rise in Manufacturing Companies Accessing P2P Loans

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released data yesterday on the manufacturing sector of the UK economy. The report stated that overall orders improved a bit.  Excluding food and drink, the “output balance was stable” with the 17 other categories indicating “minimal improvement.” Rain Newton-Smith,… Read More

UK P2PFA Reports £715 Million in New Lending During Q1 2016

The UK Peer to Peer Funding Association has released its most recent quarterly numbers for the P2P lending industry. According to their tally, member platforms generated £715 million in Q1 of 2016 with quarter on quarter growth continuing its upward march. In the same quarter… Read More

“We Must Adapt”. HSBC Commits £10 Billion in Lending to SMEs

According to multiple reports, HSBC is committing £10 billion in lending to UK SMEs. This announcement comes on the heels of a notice that HSBC has introduced its virtual platform that cuts business loan application and approval times – in half. Richard Davies, COO of… Read More

Bank of England Holds Rates Steady, Points to Mixed News on Near-Term Prospects for Global Growth

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England has decided to hold steady with a 0.5% Bank Rate. The MPC also voted unanimously to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. The BOE… Read More

ThinCats Founder Says Chancellor is Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic as Budget Speech Approaches

As the day nears when George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, reveals the government’s forthcoming budget plan, the drums are pounding on what will be announced. Osborne has already messaged that weaker growth will force the Treasury to find further economies. This translates into cutting expenditures… Read More

ThinCats Adds Details to Forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA

Just like many other peer-to-peer lenders, ThinCats sees profound opportunity in the forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).  And just like many P2P lenders, they are still waiting on full FCA regulation to offer the new savings vehicle. ThinCats expects to receive FCA approval soon and,… Read More

ThinCats Announces £150 Million in Loans on 5th Anniversary

Peer to peer lender ThinCats has topped £150 million in loans since its founding in 2010. ThinCats is an online lender that provides access to capital for British SMEs. The P2P lender shared the top four sector loan beneficiaries over past five years include financial… Read More

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