In the news - 30.10.15

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Small businesses losing overdrafts at a rate of £5m per day

Growth opportunities for a large number of UK SMEs are being affected by the reduction and removal of business overdrafts by mainstream lenders. Around 17% of small and medium enterprise businesses are reporting that their overdrafts have been axed completely – with 30% seeing reductions in the last two years. This research, conducted by Funding Options, has revealed a major collapse in what was previously a go-to solution for businesses in need of finance. (The Telegraph)

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FinTech companies closing $2 trillion SME funding gap

Financial technology companies are bridging the $2 trillion SME funding gap with invoice, supply chain and equity crowd financing, a white paper released by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council has concluded. (Tech City News)

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Recruiters are more likely to be hit hard by late payments

Recruitment firms are waiting more than twice as long as the average British company to be paid by their clients, according to a new report from the commercial law firm EMW. (City A.M.)

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New ISA rules will boost withdrawals and investment

Around 405,000 ISA savers are expected to invest in peer-to-peer lending when it becomes part of the tax-free ISA scheme next year, according to research from Yorkshire Building Society. (The Economic Voice)

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Britain’s FinTech stars to revolutionise banking in the US

Britain’s status as the global leader in financial technology is set to get another boost as UK bankers and engineers at VocaLink take the Faster Payments system to the US. (The Telegraph)

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Decentralised P2P lending app MoneyCircles launches is a decentralised peer-to-peer lending app built on Uphold (formerly Bitreserve) which allows circles of people to get together and mimic a credit union to save & lend with one another based on a ‘common bond’. (Finextra)

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