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ThinCats Funds Evans Entwistle’s SBMC Business Management Acquisition

Penarth-headquartered accountancy and business advisory firm Evans Entwistle has secured a £450,000 funding facility from ThinCats to support the acquisition of Bristol-based SBMC Business Management Limited. The client was introduced to ThinCats by Lime Corporate Finance. “This is a great deal for everyone concerned and… Read More

ThinCats Funds £550,000 Management Buy-In for Scubair in Platform Buy & Build Deal

ThinCats announced on Monday it has completed a transaction for the Management Buy-In (MBI) of Scubair Ltd, a business involved in the design, installation, and service for all types of air conditioning, ventilation, and electrical systems. According to ThinCats, the Newbury-based company is a portfolio business… Read More

Signed, Sealed & Delivered: ThinCats Loans £1M ‘Agile Finance Facility’ to Firtitudo

ThinCats has reportedly delivered a £1M ‘agile finance facility’ to fund MBO and contract win for Firtitudo Ltd. The transaction enabled the managing director of Firtitudo Ltd and database for business limited (dbfb) to acquire the remaining 45 per cent of secure communications specialist dbfb and… Read More

ThinCats Provides Calnex Solutions With Growth Capital Financing

ThinCats, an alternative finance specialist, announced on Thursday it has provided Linlithgow-based Calnex Solutions with growth capital financing, both to enable the acquisition of Belfast-headquartered JAR Technologies and the continued expansion of the combined entity. Founded in 2006, Calnex Solutions claims to be a leading… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Tops £3.1 Billion in 2017, Q4 Sees Considerable Growth as Borrowers Shift to Online Lending

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published aggregate fourth quarter data for of 2017 for its member platforms. The P2PFA shows that during 2017 £3,145,098,842 in peer to peer loans were facilitated. Cumulative lending transacted through P2PFA member platforms exceeded £8 billion…. Read More

ThinCats Supports £1 Million Employee Buy-Out at Scottish IT Business Network ROI

Network ROI, a Midlothian-based IT firm, announced on Thursday it completed an employee buy-out after receiving £1 million in funding from alternative finance specialist ThinCats. Founded in 2003 by Sean Elliot, Network ROI’s initial focus was to provide IT support to companies in Scotland. The company… Read More

ThinCats Says 2018 is Poised for Growth in SME Lending

ThinCats says 2018 is poised for growth. The online lender reports that December was a record month booking £12 million of funding listed on the platform followed the biggest-ever ThinCats-listed loan of £6.7 million to the Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company at the end of September…. Read More

ThinCats Reveals New Branding, Launches Updated Website

SME peer to peer lender ThinCats has launched a new website and branding designed to position itself for its next phase of growth in 2018. The new website, which has been designed to be easier to navigate, with delineated areas for investors, businesses and their… Read More

ThinCats: We Have An All New Look, Feel, & Focus!

On Friday, online lending platform ThinCats announced its website now has an all-new look and feel, with also a new focus. The company revealed in a tweet the exciting news. We have an all new look and feel, and a new focus – check out… Read More

ThinCats Delays IFISA Launch; Announces First Ever Investor Fee

On Friday, online lending platform ThinCats announced it was delaying the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The lender originally set out to launch the IFISA shortly before the end of 2017, but has pushed the launch to after the new year begins. According… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender ThinCats to Rebrand as Next Phase of SME Funding in UK

ThinCats unveiled a new brand last week at an event attended by more than 100 business leaders. The gathering took place at the National Space Centre in Leicester but the new branding will not be officially launched until mid-December. John Mould, ThinCats CEO and Ravi Anand,… Read More

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