Why working capital is a must for SMEs

Working capital is the lifeblood of a business. It’s defined as current assets minus current liabilities, so represents the amount of cash available to the business at any given time once it meets its liabilities, for example staff wages and supplier …Read More

How we make our lending decisions

At LendingCrowd, affordability is at the heart of every lending decision. We assess each application on a case-by-case basis and we focus on the ability of a business to repay its loan. We also look for proven management skills, a strong …Read More

Celebrating Scotland’s successful SMEs

LendingCrowd was proud to support the recent Scottish Business Insider SME Awards, which celebrate the success of Scotland’s best-performing small and medium-sized companies. We sponsored the title for Fastest Growing SME300 Company, which was awarded to Glasgow-based Castle Precision Engineering, an …Read More

Funding your business ambitions

Accessing a business loan, whether it’s for growth, stock, office renovations, equipment or even hiring more staff, can often be a daunting prospect. As the House of Commons Treasury Committee said in its SME Finance report last year: “It is naive …Read More

Update from LendingCrowd

On Wednesday 30 October, LendingCrowd discovered a data security incident resulting in unauthorised access to the personal data of a subset of investors. We have already communicated with all affected investors. LendingCrowd investors accounts and the LendingCrowd platform have not been …Read More

Banks expected to cut business lending

Uncertainty could result in the largest cut to SME lending, by banks, since the financial crisis of 2008, according to the latest Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey. Availability of business loans has remained steady for the past four years but …Read More

Evolution of the marketplace lending sector

Charles Darwin may not have coined the term “survival of the fittest” – we owe philosopher Herbert Spencer for that – but the father of evolutionary theory embraced the phrase and eventually introduced it to the fifth edition of his groundbreaking …Read More