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UK’s ThinCats Appoints New CFO as Part of Business Growth Strategy

ThinCats are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Hartley as Chief Financial Officer. ThinCats notes in a blog post that Dan has over “a decade of experience in senior financial roles and joins from the Lowell Group, one of the largest credit management companies… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Finalizes £700M Funding Facility Using British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee Program

ThinCats, an alternative lender, has agreed a new warehouse facility with Citi and Barclays Bank PLC supported by a guarantee through the British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee program. This new facility supports lending of “up to £696m for mid-sized smaller businesses in the UK, making… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Says Businesses Are Facing a Funding Crisis Due to Macroeconomic Issues

UK-based SME funding advisors are reporting significantly lower levels of activity and fewer business pipelines when compared to earlier this year. This, according to a survey conducted by the team at ThinCats. The firm reported that over 55% of advisor surveys reveal that there are… Read More

UK’s Alternative Lending Platform ThinCats Lends £191M During First Half of Financial Year

ThinCats, which claims to be the leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized SMEs in the UK, has recently released its origination results for H1 2023, revealing that a “record” £191m has been lent to SMEs across the United Kingdom. The figure represents a sizable increase… Read More

UK’s Alternative Lending Platform ThinCats Provided Over £300M of Funding to Firms

The team at ThinCats are pleased to announce that they provided £302 million of funding to businesses in 2022. In total, ThinCats has “lent more than £1.3bn to businesses across the UK while assets under management stand at a record £675m.” Despite a challenging economic… Read More

UK’s Alternative Lending Platform ThinCats Expands its Midlands Team

ThinCats, which claims to be the “leading” alternative finance provider to SMEs, recently  announced the appointment of Richard Newman, Senior Director, Transaction Management to manage its Midlands transaction team. Richard reportedly has over 20 years of corporate finance experience occupying senior roles at HSBC, RBS… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Appoints Billy Ferguson as New CTO

UK-based ThinCats, the alternative finance provider to SMEs, has reportedly appointed Billy Ferguson to serve as the firm’s CTO. Ferguson brings considerable professional experience within the IT industry, having previously served in key roles at Aldermore Bank, Allianz Insurance as well as Prudential. Ferguson will… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Explains How it Leverages its Credit Risk Model to Gain Insights into SMEs Operations

Thincats, a UK-based lending platform, explains that their expertise in SME lending is the product of “a detailed manual underwriting process combined with market-leading data.” Because of their sharp focus on mid-sized SMEs, ThinCats claims that they have “continually invested in making sure [they] have… Read More

ThinCats to Offer Up to £300M Additional Funding to UK Companies via British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee Program

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, will be providing up to £300 million additional funding to businesses via the British Business Bank‘s ENABLE Guarantee program. The ThinCats team wrote in a blog post that they’re pleased to be utilizing a guarantee offered by the British Business… Read More

UK’s alternative lender ThinCats raises £160 Million from Wafra Capital

UK-based alternative lender ThinCats has raised £160 million in strategic investment from Wafra Capital Partners (WCP). Amany Attia, CEO, ThinCats, in a statement said: “This is an important next step for us as a lender and allows us to bring the benefits of non-bank lending… Read More

UK SME Lender ThinCats Reveals Mid-Sized Firms had Historically Low Insolvency Levels, Also Reports £500M+ Loan Book

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, had published a blog post earlier this month asking whether historically low insolvency rates are “disguising the real financial health of mid-sized businesses.” The ThinCats team has carefully examined insolvency rates across over 400,000 mid-sized SMEs as part of their… Read More

Open Banking Firm Salt Edge Partners with SME Lender ThinCats

Former peer to peer lender and now digital SME lender ThinCats has partnered with Salt Edge, an Open Banking solutions provider, to improve the efficiency of its upfront credit assessment and ongoing loan monitoring processes. Salt Edge is a Fintech offering an API platform with… Read More

British Business Bank: New Lenders Added to CBILS Including ThinCats

  The British Business Bank has announced multiple new lenders added to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Today, the British Business Bank has revealed the approval of the Allied Irish Bank (GB)/AIB (NI), ThinCats, Paragon Bank and IGF. These four lenders will join… Read More

Former CEO of ESF Capital & ThinCats John Mould Joins CrowdProperty Board

Property investment platform CrowdProperty announced on Monday it has appointed former ESF Capital and ThinCats CEO, John Mould, as Non-Executive Director of its board. CrowdProperty reported that Mould oversaw the acquisition of ThinCats by ESF Capital and subsequently took the funding business from £150 million… Read More

ThinCats Milestone: Online Lender’s New Loan Number Doubles Almost to £200 Million

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, has reportedly hit a new company milestone. According to P2P Finance News, the platform’s 2019 was record-breaking, with its new loan number doubling to nearly 200 million. It was also noted that ThinCats’ loan book is now over 580 million…. Read More

£7.4 Million in Equity Funding for P2P Platforms was Secured in 2019 on Seedrs, Meanwhile the P2P Industry Continues to Iterate and Change

Peer-to-peer lenders reportedly raised over £7 million (appr. $9.1 million) to fund the ongoing development of their platforms via crowdfunding in 2018. Overall, Fintech has been a hot sector of crowdfunding with many big names in the emerging financial services sector recognizing the benefits of… Read More

An Industry in Transition: ThinCats Exits P2P Lending to Focus only on Institutional Money

Last week, P2P property lender Landbay announced it would no longer accept retail money as it moved away from the peer to peer lending model. Managing P2P investors is simply too costly for the amount of money raised. Over time, institutional money pushed out smaller… Read More

ThinCats Announces New £200 Million Program With BAE Systems Pensions To Provide UK SMEs Commercial Loans.

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, announced on Monday it has teamed up with BAE Systems Pension for new £200 million program to provide UK SMEs with commercial loans. This news comes just a few months after ThinCats announced a new £300 million program with global asset manager, Insight… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Kevin Steven New Director of Regional Business Development for South Yorkshire

Online lender ThinCats announced on Thursday it has appointed Kevin Steven as its new Director of Regional Business Development for South Yorkshire. According to ThinCats, Steven has more than 15 years’ experience in banking and corporate finance providing advice and access to innovative funding solutions to SMEs and… Read More

Thincats Adds £300 Million to Fund UK SMEs

Online lender ThinCats has announced a new £300 million program with global asset manager Insight Investment to fund UK SMEs. The announcement was shared on a ThinCats blogpost that indicated they now have the potential to loan up to £600 million. ThinCats is a UK based peer to… Read More

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