Linked Finance SME Confidence Index Q1 2022

Posted by on 18th May 2022

SME optimism stalls in first quarter on Ukraine and inflation concerns. Business Optimism Index at 61.1 in Q1 down from 67.9 in Q4 2021 The lowest index level since Q4 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic     39% of SMEs are charging higher prices but margin squeeze is limiting profitability Smaller SMEs are most […]

Linked Finance launches solution for SMEs to borrow against card sales

Posted by on 1st March 2022

If you’re a business owner that accepts debit or credit cards, a Flexi- Pay Cash Advance may be a source of finance to consider. The pandemic has given rise to an increase in cashless transactions made in-store and online. According to the Central Bank, the total value of payment transactions increased by 52% which amounted to […]

Linked Finance becomes first SME lender to launch Open Banking

Posted by on 20th January 2022

Ireland’s leading P2P digital lending platform is further reducing barriers to lending by speeding up the lending process application time through open banking New service available for business owners who need faster, more efficient access to finance The new service is part of the platform’s wider efforts to support ambitious Irish SMEs as they navigate […]

Linked Finance welcomes Central Bank announcement on crowdfunding regulations

Posted by on 15th January 2022

Linked Finance welcomes the Central Bank’s announcement on crowdfunding regulations, which marks official recognition of the important role peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has to play as a source of funding to help growth the SME sector in Ireland.  For several years we have been seeking an Irish regulatory framework and this announcement is a useful move in that direction. […]