In the news - 11.03.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

SMEs return to external finance for the first time in four years, yet half remain permanent non-borrowers

According to analysis of 100,000 interviews with SMEs carried out quarterly since 2011, Britain’s small and medium sized businesses are showing signs of migrating back to external finance such as loans and overdrafts. (

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'Perfect storm' of FCA authorisation work behind P2P delays

Businesses should be patient with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as it wades through a heavy workload on authorisations ahead of two major April deadlines. (

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Has Brexit fallen at the wrong time for fintech in the UK?

Ian Anderson of ArchOver looks at the pros and cons, and chooses his side of the fence. (BANKNXT)

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Property Partner raises £15.9m for expansion

Crowdfunding platform Property Partner has completed a £15.9m funding round, taking the total amount invested in the company to £22.5m. (

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Advisers set to shun Innovative Finance ISA

Just one in eight financial advisers would invest their own money in one of the new Innovative Finance ISAs, according to research from MetLife. (FT Adviser)

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SyndicateRoom drops platform carry

SyndicateRoom will no longer levy a platform carry fee on investments made through the platform to allow investors to retain 100% of any profits that are realised through SyndicateRoom investments. (AltFi News)

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UK FinTech investment ‘outpaced that of Germany by 398% in 2015’ 

The UK surpassed Germany’s FinTech funding last year, according to a report produced by KMPG and CB Insights.  (Tech City News)

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