Posts By: Trevor Clawson

Tighter Regulation Highlights Private Debt’s Role In SME Lending

The United Kingdom’s alternative finance market has developed and flourished within a regulatory environment that has been relatively light touch and, thus, conducive to innovative SME lending, Newly announced regulations are likely to change the dynamic of the platform lending market while highlighting a potentially enhanced role for sophisticated investors.  In the wake of the…

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Why The Property Development Market Will Ride The Storm

When pundits talk about Britain’s entrepreneurial boom, the property development market is often forgotten. And yet look around the UK today and it quickly becomes apparent that development projects – from the smallest to the largest – are playing a huge part in driving continued economic prosperity. Not only are they providing places to live…

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Private Credit – Why it is on the rise for UK Businesses

Since 2012, The Route – Finance’s Private Debt Platform has raised £132m in funds committed by investors. That’s an impressive figure in itself, but it is also part of a much bigger picture that has been developing in the wake of the 2008 crisis. Since then, private investors have been increasingly willing to fund small-…

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Due Diligence and Borrower Transparency are Key to Debt Funding

In an ideal world, business owners seeking to raise debt capital would approach potential lenders well in advance of the money being required. That’s not always possible, of course. Opportunities arise that may require debt funding. Less positively, a business may fall victim to an unexpected event – such as the collapse of a major…

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