SME lending

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Duke Royalty plans to lend £60m to businesses this year

Innovative finance product for established firms continues to have sector to itself, with £100m tied up in 11 companies

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Small businesses blindsided by Growth Street demanding its money back

Growth Street tries to claw back £18m in loans from dozens of small businesses in order to repay panicked peer-to-peer investors

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Demand for finance from small business flat at best

Big drops in demand for peer-to-peer lending and equity investments in 2019, although figures still coming in


4 ways to solve the small business productivity puzzle

Investing in skills and technology, lightening the regulatory burden, and fit-for-purpose finance are the solution, says Dominic Buch

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Praetura £40m SME fund plans to double in size by end-2021

New lender plans to extend £40m fund to all small business, while growing in size each year going forward


MarketFinance plans to offer up to £1m in business loans

Newly rebranded MarketFinance moves beyond invoice financing into business loans and other combined products


Alternative Business Funding looking to raise £6m to fund expansion

ABF, the small business finance comparison site, wants to increase its registered users to 160,000 small firms


Cashplus plans to lend £400m to small business from next year

Cashplus aims to have a 10pc market share of all new UK business accounts by 2024, with nearly 100,000 business customers already


Co-operative Bank to revolutionise small business banking offer

Co-operative Bank plans to bolster its small business banking offer through re-introducing relationship managers, revamping its technology and easing up cash flow facilities


HSBC adds billions to its £14bn small business loan fund ahead of Brexit

SME loan fund ringfences cash for agriculture and companies that want to expand overseas post Brexit

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Knight Capital to open London office offering small business loans

UK offshoot of Malaysian financier Knight Capital promises personal service to small business borrowers

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