Pitching your loan to investors

Our previous Borrowing toolkit posts looked at how LendingCrowd aims to bridge the SME funding gap and the information that businesses need to provide when they apply to us for a business loan. Now comes the all-important pitch to investors. You’ll …Read More

The growth of marketplace business lending

Business loan statistics continue to demonstrate the growing maturity of the UK marketplace business lending sector as a funding option for SMEs. In its infancy, back in 2011, only £21 million of business loans were provided by marketplace – or peer-to-peer …Read More

The benefits of using alternative finance

Small and medium-sized businesses are the powerhouse of the British economy, making up more than 99% of the business population and accounting for some 60% of all private sector employment. The business loans market is dominated by a handful of large …Read More

Funding business growth

Chris Mitchell, Senior Business Development Manager at LendingCrowd, was invited to participate in a Scottish Enterprise event in Dundee yesterday to examine the various funding options available to small and medium-sized businesses. Accessing finance remains a challenge for many businesses. At …Read More

LendingCrowd strengthens Business Development team

LendingCrowd, the only fintech lending platform headquartered in Scotland, has recruited four new Senior Business Development Managers to help fund the ambitions of more small and medium-sized businesses. Adrian Innes, Head of Origination at LendingCrowd, said: “As the banks retract into …Read More

Pickering’s Gin: A Borrower Story

LendingCrowd completed a debt financing round for the producer of Pickering’s Gin, Summerhall Distillery, raising £500,000 for the award-winning Scottish spirits brand. The funding round was used by Summerhall Distillery, Edinburgh’s first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years, to expand facilities …Read More

Scale new heights with LendingCrowd

LendingCrowd was created to fund the ambitions of businesses seeking to expand and enter new markets. Since we launched, we’ve facilitated almost £64 million in business loans to SMEs the length and breadth of Britain – including a record £25m last …Read More