Tagged: thincats

ThinCats Appoints Alison Whistance to Cover South-West Region

  Alison Whistance, described as a finance expert, joins ThinCats as Origination Manager, South-West, as the peer to peer lender gears up for its next period of growth. Recently, ThinCats announced a £200 million funding program in conjunction with its parent company ESF Capital. Whistance… Read More

ThinCats Broker Partner Discusses the Relationship Between Brokers & Lenders

ThinCats, a secured peer to peer lending platform, announced on Thursday it is marking 18 months of working with Edinburgh-based broker, Neil Davidson, by highlighting the importance of understanding the needs of its partners’ clients. According to ThinCats, Davidson, who is Managing Director of Edinburgh-based Alderburn… Read More

ThinCats Expands in Midlands By Appointing Ravi Bagri As New Origination Manager

Peer-to-peer lending platform ThinCats announced on Friday it has appointed Ravi Bagri as its new Origination Manager, who will cover the Midlands region. According to the online lender, Bagri is considered one of the most well-established names in the Midlands finance sector and has nearly 30… Read More

ThinCats / ESF Adds £200 Million in Funding to Support UK SMEs

  ESF Capital, along with its operating subsidiary ThinCats – a secured peer to peer lending platform, reports it has concluded a funding program for loans of up to £5m for growing UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The new £200 million funding program comprises… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Geoff O’Brien As Origination Manager For Scotland Services

ThinCats announced on Wednesday it has appointed Geoff O’Brien as its new Origination Manager for Scotland services. The lender stated it has identified the need for a dedicated presence in the area and O’Brien will be the key contact for Scotland and will lead all… Read More

ThinCats Helps Academy of Contemporary Music Secure £2.4 Million

Peer to peer lender ThinCats has facilitated a £2.4 million loan for the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) as part of a growth initiative by the Academy. Founded in 1997 to provide higher education courses for students in the contemporary music and arts arena, ACM… Read More

ThinCats Receives Full Authorization By the Financial Conduct Authority

ThinCats, an alternative lending industry leader, announced on Tuesday it has received full authorization by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). According to the online lender, the approval highlights its commitment to protecting consumers and also developing the alternative finance industry as a vital source of capital… Read More

Former Natwest Exec Joins Thincats

Former Natwest executive John Brooks is the latest hire to join ThinCats, a leader in the alternative lending industry. Brooks spent 42 years working with UK businesses at Natwest – 30 years of which he spent working within different areas of the SME market. In… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Samantha Gray as General Counsel

Online lender ThinCats has announced the appointment of Samantha Gray as General Counsel. Gray has over 16 years experience in the legal profession having worked as a Partner at Langley Solicitors LLP and heading up their Finance Law Unit which covered financial services, banking, insolvency… Read More

New Hires at P2P Lender Thincats

Online lender ThinCats predicts a major recruitment drive for 2017. The Peer to Business lender has just appointed as Business Development Executive for its Origination Team. ThinCats says Takhar is just one of multiple strategic hires designed to boost growth and strengthen reach into the… 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

P2P Lender ThinCats Receives Two New Accreditations

ThinCats, a P2P lender in secured business loans, has received two new accreditations in recognition of its platform operations. ThinCats has been recognized by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) for best practice within commercial finance broking. Simultaneously, Defaqto has given ThinCats a… Read More

UK Banks Must Now Share Details on Rejected SME Loans with Alternative Finance Providers

As expected, the HM Treasury has announced that big banks must now pass on the details of SMEs rejected for loans to three finance platforms: Funding Xchange, Funding Options and Business Finance Compared. These three platforms will then disseminate the information to alternative finance providers… 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

ThinCats Adds New Features for SME Loans

Peer to peer lender ThinCats has updated its system for SME loan grading. The online lender has released a “unique system” developed by Rolf Hickman, described as a pioneer in credit analysis.  Hickman was founder and CEO of the pH Group, now part of Experian,… 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

Australia’s ThinCats Teams Up With DomaCom For P2P Loan Deals

Online business marketplace lender ThinCats announced earlier this week that it has partnered with investment platform operator DomaCom for loan deals. This collaboration will reportedly provide a greater scope for exposure to property and loan opportunities. DomaCom, which will soon be considered as a crowdfunding service, announced on Friday… Read More