Monthly Archives: June 2017

New A-Rated Loan Offer Comes To Market – Plus Loan Performance Update

The latest loan offering from one of our repeat borrowers, a financial services company, is now online. It’s A-rated for risk, and the indicative yield is 8 per cent. Bidding this morning has been brisk.  Below we provide an extended excerpt of the borrower’s summary. As usual, we’ve used our best endeavours to verify the […]

FinTech Opportunities ‘Increasing’ As Banks Still Shun SMEs

Our friends at provide widely followed commentary on the alternative financial and financial technology (FinTech) scene. The platform recently caught up with our CEO, Nicola Horlick, who offered some insightful words on the future of alternative finance in general, FinTech in particular – and the helpful effect of mainstream finance’s indifference to funding small […]

P2P Lenders Brush Brexit Uncertainties Aside

Politics is a messy business – and it’s certainly not our business. We engage in the often exciting and rewarding business of bringing individuals look for a good return on cash together with carefully vetted small and medium-sized companies looking for funds to fuel growth. Nevertheless, the topic of Brexit is inescapable, as this political […]

P2P Good News, Bad News Revisited – Plus Loan Latest

As our latest loan offering marches towards full funding, we bring news of our cousins in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending on the other side of the Atlantic. Our friends at AltFi report: “LendingClub, one of the world’s largest marketplace lenders, has closed its first self-sponsored securitisation. The $279.4m deal was backed by consumer loans that were […]

Another Week, New Offers In P2P Pipeline

The week begins with our latest loan offering experiencing strong demand, with more offerings in the pipeline. Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing is becoming better understood and more widely accepted by individual lenders looking to get a good return on capital and borrowing small companies alike. Our friends at P2P Finance News are helping to spread the […]

Orca Opines On P2P’s Rise – Plus Auction Close Deadline

One of the more thoughtful sites on the alternative financial scene is Orca Money, a relative newcomer based in Northern Ireland. Orca has objectives very similar to our own. It seeks for transparency of data, reliable and uniform reporting standards – and it seeks to bring about a wider public and professional understanding and acceptance […]

New Loan Offer Not Just For Dedicated Followers Of Fashion!

The working week begins with a new, B-rated loan offering. The purpose of the proposed loan is, according to the borrower, to acquire “Macrimex Limited [a fashion company – see below] for a total consideration of [£] 286,000. The purchase price includes fixtures, fittings and goodwill with the remainder of the consideration comprising working capital […]

FinTech And AltFi Sectors Doing Well – Before General Election, At Least

The run up to the UK’s General Election in early June shows strong interest in the alternative finance and financial-technology (FinTech) sectors. Our friends at the Mortgage Finance Gazette report on the latest research from Livingstone, an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm, which “shows that the specialist lending market continued its post-referendum recovery […]