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US Victory Park Capital to raise £200 M on London stock market to set up P2P lending fund

US Victory Park Capital to raise £200 M on London stock market to set up P2P lending fund | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Finextra: Chicago-based Victory Park Capital has set out plans to raise £200 million through a listing on the London Stock Exchange for a new vehicle which will invest through person-to-person lending platforms.

 

VPC Specialty is targeting... a net total return in excess of 10% per annum..


Earlier this month Victory Park Capital agreed a deal to finance up to $420 million in loans to small businesses originated through Funding Circle in the UK and US over the next three years...


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So much for direct P2P lending...

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30 Peer-to-Peer Lending Experts Reveal Top 3 Investing Tips

30 Peer-to-Peer Lending Experts Reveal Top 3 Investing Tips | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Want to learn to the secrets of earning great peer-to-peer lending returns? 30 P2P experts give you advice, experts include Aaron Vermut, Peter Renton and...

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Lending Club IPO: A Watershed Moment for Peer to Peer Lending |

Lending Club IPO: A Watershed Moment for Peer to Peer Lending | | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Lending Club IPO: A Watershed Moment for Peer to Peer Lending http://t.co/ScLxjfsBLu #P2P #SimpleBacking

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Banks to be forced to increase competition in SME lending - Telegraph.co.uk

Banks to be forced to increase competition in SME lending - Telegraph.co.uk | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Banks to be forced to increase competition in SME lending Telegraph.co.uk The SME sector is seen as being vital to continued UK economic growth as it employs some 24.3m people - almost half the country's population - across 4.9m...
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Success rate for UK SME loan applications on the rise

The success rate among small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) applying for finance has risen to 80% in 2014 up from 71% in 2013, according to a new report from Albion Ventures.
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Further £100m pledged for British Business Bank

Further £100m pledged for British Business Bank | SME Funding | Scoop.it
A further £100m has been committed to the British Business Bank's (BBB) investment programme as one of a series of measures to support the growth of the emerging financial technology sector, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
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Bank lending at root of UK's economic 'puzzles' - Financial Times

Bank lending at root of UK's economic 'puzzles' - Financial Times | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Bank lending at root of UK's economic 'puzzles'
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Two developments in the second half of 2012 started the process of resolving these problems: the euro-area crisis abated and the Bank of England launched the Funding for Lending Scheme.
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London emerging as world leader in crowdfunding - Financial Times

London emerging as world leader in crowdfunding - Financial Times | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Crowdfund Insider London emerging as world leader in crowdfunding Financial Times London is emerging as the world leader for crowdfunding with more of the online revenue raising campaigns being run out of the UK capital than cities in the US where...
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BBA - A crisis of confidence is curbing SME lending and harming recovery

BBA - A crisis of confidence is curbing SME lending and harming recovery | SME Funding | Scoop.it
The BBA is the UK's leading association for the banking and financial services sector, representing the interest of more than 240 member organisations within a worldwide presence in 180 countries.
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Small businesses still battling for funding, Bank of England data reveals

Small businesses still battling for funding, Bank of England data reveals | SME Funding | Scoop.it
SMEs paid back more than they borrowed in the three months to November, with firms reporting that credit is either refused or offered at high prices by major lenders
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Why Small Businesses Aren't Hiring… and How to Change That - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Why Small Businesses Aren't Hiring… and How to Change That - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | SME Funding | Scoop.it
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Why Small Businesses Aren't Hiring… and How to Change That
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It's not that the banks aren't lending.
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New regulations could lead to big crowdfunding future

New regulations could lead to big crowdfunding future | SME Funding | Scoop.it
The continuing pressure for banks to improve their lending to small businesses could help make 2014 a take-off year for crowdfunding
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Lifeline to small firms under bank lending shake-up: Easier to borrow for businesses as new rules are revealed

Lifeline to small firms under bank lending shake-up: Easier to borrow for businesses as new rules are revealed | SME Funding | Scoop.it
The Treasury will today propose that Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS should be forced to share credit worthiness ratings with other lenders. (is this a joke?
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Goldman Sachs Quantifies Potential Impact of US P2P Lending on Bank Profits

Goldman Sachs Quantifies Potential Impact of US P2P Lending on Bank Profits | SME Funding | Scoop.it
What market share is at risk of being disrupted by financial innovators in the US banking sector in the next 5 years. Findings of a recent Goldman Sachs study.

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International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes January 2015

International P2P Lending Services – Loan Volumes January 2015 | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Most major services grew the originated loan volume in January. Prosper, like Lending Club before, no longer makes data available for the recent month. Funding

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Bank of England’s Forbes says UK banks pulling back on overseas lending

Bank of England’s Forbes says UK banks pulling back on overseas lending | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Monetary policy committee member warns decline in international banking flows could increase the UK’s vulnerability to domestic shocks
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TrustBuddy Acquires UK Company Aiming to Open UK P2P Lending by End of ... - NASDAQ

TrustBuddy Acquires UK Company Aiming to Open UK P2P Lending by End of ... - NASDAQ | SME Funding | Scoop.it
TrustBuddy Acquires UK Company Aiming to Open UK P2P Lending by End of ...
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The Outstanding Growth of P2P Lending in the UK | Markets - Assets ...

The Outstanding Growth of P2P Lending in the UK | Markets - Assets ... | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer lending in the UK is growing at an incredibly fast speed. Favored by FCA's rules that treat peer-to-peer lending in a different way than equity crowdfunding, which is considered riskier, and by the tax discount (New ...
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Moody's downgrades outlook for UK banking sector to negative - The Guardian

Moody's downgrades outlook for UK banking sector to negative - The Guardian | SME Funding | Scoop.it
The Guardian Moody's downgrades outlook for UK banking sector to negative The Guardian The agency reduced its outlook from stable to negative, because of the uncertainty faced by lenders to banks as a result of new rules on ringfencing high street...
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Small business lending reaching 'new normal' - Worcester Telegram

Small business lending reaching 'new normal' - Worcester Telegram | SME Funding | Scoop.it

Small business lending reaching 'new normal'
Banks are taking more steps to persuade small businesses to borrow, said Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. CEO Jeff Stibel.

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What does 2014 hold for SME owners? -

What does 2014 hold for SME owners? - | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Business is invariably interwoven with politics and 2014 is set to be one of those years where politics has an enormous bearing on UK business. A few of the big
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SMEs can use more small business lenders | The Times

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has found that there are more small business lenders in Britain now than ever
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Bank lending to individuals gains momentum, but not to companies - Livemint

Bank lending to individuals gains momentum, but not to companies - Livemint | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Bank lending to individuals gains momentum, but not to companies Livemint Growth in bank loans to the housing segment stood at 19.3% in the 12 months ended October 2013 against 12.6% in the corresponding period of last year, while that in consumer...
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MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | Is Peer-to-Peer Lending the Key to a Strong Economy?

MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | Is Peer-to-Peer Lending the Key to a Strong Economy? | SME Funding | Scoop.it
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Chart Of The Day: Worst. Loan Creation. Ever | Zero Hedge

Chart Of The Day: Worst. Loan Creation. Ever | Zero Hedge | SME Funding | Scoop.it
Why is loan creation important? Because in traditional economics (not their "New Normal" equivalent, where central planning decides everything), loans - i.e., money created by commercial banks - ultimately leads to GDP ...
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