Assetz Capital closes £1.5m funding round with cash from the Future Fund

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has closed a £1.5m crowdfunding round, 50 per cent of which has been covered by the Future Fund. 


French lender October raises €258m to bolster European SMEs

SME lending platform October (formerly Lendix) has raised €258m (~£235m) to lend to European SMEs. 


Alternative property lender Zorin Finance secures £200 million funding line

Alternative property lender Zorin Finance has signed an agreement with Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm, to fund up to £200 million worth of property development and investment loans for the UK SME housebuilding market. 


Savings app Chip raises over £10m on Crowdcube

Savings app Chip has closed its Crowdcube campaign 27 days earlier than planned after going into overfunding just an hour after the campaign opened.