P2P Time to Shine

This week the world’s largest peer-to-peer finance platform became the first such company to go public, listing on the NYSE with a valuation of over $5bn.

The Lending Club IPO is one of the biggest of 2014 and will attract a lot of investor and public attention. With a second peer-to-peer IPO – for OnDeck Capital – following fast on the heels of Lending Club, excitement could reach fever pitch. Continue reading

What does the Autumn Statement mean for SMEs?

There are few cross party political band wagons quite as popular as small business growth. Virtually no one will argue with the idea of helping UK small businesses thrive and deliver more employment to our economy.

With an election coming next May this was a more overtly political Autumn Statement than usual, with the Chancellor hitting banks and other big corporations hard, whilst offering succour to hard-working families looking to buy property. Naturally he also found room to provide new support for small businesses.

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