In the news - 29.01.16

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

New P2P ISA of 'little benefit' in current form

A new Isa set to launch in April that allows savers to invest in peer-to-peer loans tax-free will be of 'little benefit to consumers or the P2P industry' in its current form, as it only allows savers to invest in the loans available through a single P2P loan provider, according to P2P technology provider Goji. (Money Observer)

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Can fintech survive when interest rates rise?

Lindsay Whitelaw, chairman and founder of URICA, the global early payment network for SMEs, looks at the impact rising interest rates could have on the fintech sector in City A.M. (City A.M.)

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SyndicateRoom joins forces with angel investors on Gust, the world's largest investor network

SyndicateRoom, the UK-based crowdfunding platform, has announced a partnership with Gust, the world's largest online community of early stage investors and entrepreneurs. The two companies will pool their networks, allowing UK-based companies crowdfunding on the sites to access a larger pool of investors. (City A.M.)

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FCA proposes more flexibility for crowdfunding platforms

Britain's financial watchdog has proposed giving crowdfunding platforms flexibility in how they handle money from investors after complaints the existing regime is too burdensome. (Reuters)

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Bibby Financial Services joins Alternative Business Funding platform

The UK’s largest independent invoice financier, Bibby Financial Services, has joined (ABF) – a service for SMEs searching for finance. (Business Money)

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New P2P invoice finance platform launches

Investly, a new peer-to-peer invoice finance platform, has been launched in the UK following a successful European trial in Estonia and a subsequent €600,000 (£454,000) venture capital investment from SpeedInvest. (Insider)

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Businesses hit with £500bn in late payments

British small and medium-sized enterprises are owed more than £500billion in outstanding invoices, an increase of more than 70% in two years, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Business in Britain research. (Fresh Business Thinking)

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