Posts Tagged: alternative finance

FinTech Investments Pulled Following Brexit

EU flag cube – FinTech Investments Pulled Following Brexit

Investors have pulled or postponed funding from 30 UK FinTech startups since the country voted to leave the European Union in June, leaving them struggling in a cash flow crisis. Venture capital funding has fallen by more than a quarter in the year to September, according to Lawrence Wintermeyer, head of the UK’s main FinTech…

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Investor Confidence in Private Debt Market Strong Despite Brexit

pound coin stack – Investor Confidence in Private Debt Market Strong Despite Brexit

New research by fund services group Elian has revealed that institutional investor confidence in direct lending remains high despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit. It’s been a shaky five months for private debt markets since the UK voted to leave the EU. But, in spite of this, nearly three quarters (73%) of institutional investors who took part…

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Alternative Finance Terminology A-Z – Part 2 (G-L)

Scrabble letters jumble – Alternative Finance Terminology A-Z – Part 2 (G-L)

“Withdrawal symptoms are what you experience every time you go near your bank” – Anonymous. All industries and disciplines have their very own unique sets of jargon – and the AltFi (that’s an abbreviation for “alternative finance”, by the way) industry is no different. Here’s Part 2 of The Route – Finance’s alternative finance terminology…

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88% of Equity Crowdfunded Firms Still Trading, Report Reveals

Open sign – 88% of Equity Crowdfunded Firms Still Trading, Report Reveals

Alternative finance research firm AltFi has released the second instalment of the “Where Are They Now?” report – an annual evaluation of crowdfunded companies – in which a strong performance is revealed across the sector. The report reviewed data from 751 companies that had made 955 capital raises across the top crowdfunding platforms in the…

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“Advice Gap” Emerges as SMEs Struggle to Secure Finance

£20 notes – “Advice Gap” Emerges as SMEs Struggle to Secure Finance

New research from Close Brothers Group has revealed that less than one fifth (19%) of UK small business owners feel that the financial advice they receive from their banks meets their needs. The report, which took into account the responses from more than 1,000 SME owners about the changing needs they face as their businesses…

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The Route – Finance and Growthdeck Form Joint Venture to Offer Expanded Financing Opportunities in the Alternative Finance Sector

The Route – Finance and Growthdeck

London, (PRWEB), 8th November 2016. The Route – Finance today announced a joint venture with Growthdeck, another London-based alternative finance firm. The partnership will allow both companies to provide a wider range of growth investment opportunities to their clients, as well as a greater ability to deliver funding to SMEs. While The Route – Finance provides…

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Manna Developments Submits Planning Permission to Build Racetrack in Northern Ireland

Lake Torrent Motorsports Racetrack

Property developer Manna Developments has just submitted an application for planning permission on a 183-acre site in County Tyrone. This planning permission will allow the company to begin construction of its highly-anticipated Lake Torrent Motorsports Racetrack, which will be the main attraction of a multi-use development on the site. Manna is confident that the planning…

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London to Host International FinTech Conference

St Paul's Cathedral – London to Host International FinTech Conference

The Economic Secretary has unveiled plans for London to host a new international FinTech conference in April 2017. London has recently been confirmed as Europe’s FinTech hotbed in an EY report, published in March this year. The report highlighted the UK’s strong ecosystem that held to support the burgeoning FinTech sector in the country, noting…

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