Roundup of Industry News

Report finds alternative finance is increasingly important to SMEs

A new report shows that the UK alternative finance sector grew by 84% to £3.2 billion in 2015, and highlights its increasing importance to SMEs.

The report, Pushing Boundaries: The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report, was published by the University of Cambridge in partnership with Nesta, KPMG and the CME Group Foundation.

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SMEs’ Concerns About the Brexit

The UK stands on the brink of a momentous decision. David Cameron recently set 23rd June 2016 as the date for a referendum on the country’s membership of the European

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Finance Brokers and the Alternative Finance Sector

During 2014, providers in the alternative finance sector lent £1.74bn to UK firms and individuals, with person to business lending, at £749m, growing at the phenomenal rate of 250%. Other

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Industry News Round Up January 2016

January is generally regarded as being a fairly quiet time in terms of business, a month long phenomenon exemplified by the presence of ‘Blue Monday’, the day on which a

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SME Lending Predictions For 2016

Predicting the environment within which those who specialise in lending money to SMEs will be operating during 2016 is a pastime which inevitably runs the risk of offering up plethora

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Industry News round Up November 2015

Lack of alternative funding awareness costs UK £20bn   A new report, drawn up in a collaboration between GLI Finance and the University of Cambridge, has concluded that the failure

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November & December Brokers’ Deal

Throughout November and December Merchant Money are offering double commission to brokers who bring us a deal. On top of this we are also offering £500 cashback for the first deal.  

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Can an SME protect itself against a potential Grexit?

The likelihood of Grexit – Greece being forced out of the Eurozone following a sovereign default – has receded following last month’s agreement over a third bailout package. Yet most

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What Does The Budget Mean For SMEs?

“This is a big Budget for a country with big ambitions,” chancellor George Osbourne crowed in the Commons this week. It was certainly big talk – but would it help

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SMEs and the EU Referendum

The UK is set to have a referendum by the end of 2017, which will determine whether or not they will remain a member of the European Union. In this

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