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Sancus BMS Group announce £700m funding milestone

Sancus BMS Group, the specialist alternative finance firm has announced that it has supplied over £700m in funding to SMEs and entrepreneurs. Co-founders, Andrew Whelan and John Davey established Sancus following the severe shortage of finance after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. As traditional lenders saw an implosion of their lending capabilities, Sancus was […]

Andrew Whelan: GLI Finance @ LendIt

LendIt Europe 2016   This week I am attending LendIt Europe 2016, one of the biggest events in the online lending calendar. As a participant on one of the roundtable panels I will be discussing publically traded funds in the UK and sharing my ideas on the topic alongside my industry peers. As well as […]

Louise Beaumont: More about the lending, less about the tech

More about the lending, less about the tech The global alternative finance industry has undergone staggering growth in recent years. In the UK alone, in 2015 the combined market activity of the alternative finance industry grew 84% from £1.74bn the year before to £3.2bn.* However, as the industry continues its rapid growth, regulators must also […]

6 things alternative finance investors need to consider

6 things alternative finance investors need to consider   The alternative finance industry has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, with loan origination sky rocketing and net returns maintaining a strong position despite low interest rates across the majority of the investment landscape. This, combined with a number of supportive government initiatives such as the […]

Louise Beaumont: GLI Finance @ LendIt

GLI Finance @ LendIt Next week I will be in San Francisco attending LendIt USA 2016, 11th-12th April. Since the event launched in 2013 it has fast become the preeminent gathering for our industry, acting as the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. What’s more, GLI Finance is going to […]

Funding Options Guest Blog: Lack of lending affects UK housebuilding

Lack of lending affects UK housebuilding While small businesses across every sector were affected by the credit crunch, housebuilders were amongst the most hard-hit by the financial crisis. Operating in an industry heavily reliant on business finance and reinvestment, they saw their profits drop to nothing as business lending dried up. But what’s perhaps less […]