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Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform Linked Finance Claims it has Received Record Levels of Interest from SMEs looking for Government-backed Loans

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer lending platform, has reportedly received record levels of interest from SMEs that are looking for government-backed loans. After recently being approved to serve as a Coronavirus Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) provider,  Linked Finance claims it has received a… Read More

UK Chancellor Extends COVID Loan Schemes, Over 1.5 million UK Businesses Supported So Far

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has extended the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March. The announcement was joined by confirmation that the furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021. The Chancellor said: “Our package of… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender JustUs Isn’t Expecting Demand for its Platform’s SBILS Loan Scheme to Pick Up Until Goverment Relief Effort Ends

Lee Birkett, founder of UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs, has noted that he doesn’t think demand for his platform’s Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) will increase to greater levels until the UK government support schemes have ended. JustUs had introduced SBILS to offer financing… Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

HM Treasury Says it’s the Responsibility of Lenders, Not the Government, to Recover Debts Under COVID-related Loan Schemes

The HM Treasury has stated that it’s ultimately the responsibility of lenders, and not necessarily the nation’s government, to recover debts under the different COVID-19 loan schemes and packages. The UK government’s four main business support schemes, which includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

Fintech Lender iwoca to Lend More than £200 Million to UK’s Small Businesses before the CBILS Applications Close in January 2021

iwoca, a European alternative lender for small businesses, is reportedly planning to lend more than £200 million to small businesses before the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications close in January 2021. iwoca recently surpassed £100 million in CBILS lending. The platform now plans… Read More

Funding Circle the 5th Largest CBILS Lender

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) has emerged as the 5th largest Coronavirus Business Interruption Lending Scheme (CBILS) originator, according to the company Funding Circle is a top Fintech lender serving the SME market in the UK and several other countries. During its most recent earnings release, Funding… Read More

White Oak Loan Book Tops £250 million Boosted by CBILS

SME lender White Oak says it has hit a loan book of £250,000,000 for the first time in its history. White Oak says this is a significant milestone for the Loans & Leases business with the lender distributing over £120 million of loans to SMEs… Read More

Linell Homes Limited Receives CBILS Funding From Assetz Capital, Resumes Construction in Wakefield

Linell Homes Limited (LHL) says it is resuming the construction of 10 residential dwellings close to Wakefield City Centre due to a £2.1 million CBILS loan provided by  Assetz Capital. LHL says it was compelled to pause construction due to the nationwide lockdown but the… Read More

The British Business Bank Commits Additional £25 Million to Assetz Capital for CBILS

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lender that originates secured loans, has received an additional £25 million from the British Business Bank for the UK Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). In March, Assetz Capital received £15 million from the British Business Bank to help… Read More

Funding Xchange: SME Lending Dropped by 80% During COVID, Data Indicates Return to Pre-Crisis Levels

Funding Xchange, a marketplace for UK lenders, has published its Q4 Monitor Report on SME lending and, according to its research, there are signs of a “tentative” recovery in the UK. As one may anticipate, SME lending tanked as COVID consumed the world. In fact,… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Comments on CBILS Deadline Extension, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was originally scheduled to end on September 30, 2020. But the UK government has confirmed that the CBILS… Read More

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Folk2Folk Remains Confident it will Be Approved to Issue Loans Under CBILS Scheme

UK-based Folk2Folk, a peer to peer lender supporting local and rural businesses, has confirmed that it’s still confident that it will be approved to begin lending under the country’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), even though the application deadline will come at the end… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Confirms BBLS and CBILS Loan Schemes Ending Soon, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will be ending in early November of this year. The BBLS has been provided via the British Business Bank… Read More

Assetz Capital and Aros Kapital Partner on CBILS

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has announced a partnership with Aros Kapital to assist with lending under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Assetz Capital was approved for accreditation as a CBILS lender in May. Gustav Rocklinger, CEO at Aros Kapital Limited, stated:… Read More

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Loans Working

The British Business Bank says the Coronavirus loan schemes are benefiting businesses in all corners of the UK. According to a note distributed by the Bank, loans are tracking the business population of each region. The loans are being provided by both traditional financial services… Read More

Leeds based P2P Lender, Rebuildingsociety, to Use Virtual Finance Director to Help Borrowers Receive Reports on their Accounts

Leeds-based Rebuildingsociety, a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform that’s focused on financing options for SMBs, has teamed up with Virtual Finance Director (VFD) so that Rebuildingsociety’s borrowers are able to get updated reports on their accounts. The P2P lender’s borrowers will also receive future… Read More

New Lenders Added for CLBILS While 1.2 Businesses Supported by COVID Schemes, Future Fund Grows Too

Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved Allied Irish Bank, Investec Bank plc, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited have been accredited under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). These three new CLBILS lenders will be able to provide… Read More

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