Tag Archives: Alternative Business Funding

Latest Guide To P2P Borrowing For SMEs

As a new series of loan offers taxis up the launch runway, we look at the process of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending from a borrower’s perspective. The sector is expanding all the time, but many small companies still don’t know of the availability and efficiency of alternatively sourced funding. With thanks to our friends at Alternative Business Funding, […]

FinTech Loans Offer ‘Great Promise’ For ‘Ripped-Off’ Or ‘Denied’ Borrowers

Like all truly revolutionary ideas, it is simple. The notion of disruptive lending by bringing carefully vetted borrowers together with lenders seeking a good return on capital is peer-to-peer (P2P lending, a sub-sector of financial technology (FinTech). The sector, as a recent report by our friends at AltFi underlines, is beginning to mature. We run […]

Warm Welcome For SME P2P Funding Alternative

As peer-to-peer (P2P) crowdfunders, bringing individuals seeking a good return on capital together with carefully vetted small businesses, we are delighted to be part of the alternative business funding hub. And we welcome news that sees integration between alternative finance providers and the mainstream. Witness this report from Financial Times: “NatWest has struck a deal […]

Of Sharing, Lending And Alternative Funding

“The sharing economy in the UK is surging, attracting investment and providing budding entrepreneurs with a platform to take great ideas out to the population.,” says The Director magazine. Well, we have to say that here at Money&Co., we (ahem) share that sentiment. The “sharing economy” includes financial crowdfunding (equity and loan financing – such […]

Keeping The Crowd In Crowdfunding – Plus Conference Latest

Some platforms have more of a crowd in their crowdfunding mix than others. This article by Ryan Weeks, editor of Alt Fi, is instructive: “In August, we discovered that it had been three months since RateSetter had issued a loan without the protection of the provision fund attached – or, in other words, three months […]

Alternative Finance SME Funding Platforms Proliferate

Today, we bring you a different view of the alternative finance sector. Insider Media blogger, Alastair Logan, points out that banks have largely failed in providing funds to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and that alternative platforms are on the up. Perhaps the most important of these platforms is the Alternative Business Funding hub, of which […]

Money&Co. Joins ABF, Where SME Funding Is £6bn And Rising

It’s an undoubted truism: there’s strength in numbers. And we’re delighted to announce that today we are joining the Alternative Business Funding (ABF) hub. The ABF is now 50-strong, and describes itself as a “leading alternative-funding platform, which successfully lobbied for the new banking referral legislation – estimated to pump an additional £2 billion in business […]

Fast-Growing UK Crowdfunders “Raise £1,700 per hour” – UKCFA Survey

UKCFA survey – data may be partial, but that means the growth estimates are conservative  A new survey of the UK crowdfunding market reveals that “crowdfunding in the UK is taking off in the UK for a variety of reasons, the most popular being lack of available funding from banks. So with the rise of […]