P2P lending platform, Growth Street, has received registration as an appointed representative by the Financial Conduct Authority and will partner with Resolution Compliance; the new registration and partnership allow it to expand its product offerings to individual investors; the expansion of investors helps the company to offer loans to even more small and medium enterprises; the company primarily lends to businesses through its GrowthLine business overdraft product. Source
Marketplace lender Growth Street has hired two new executives to support its expansion plans; April Nardulli will join the firm as general counsel bringing experience from RateSetter; Chris Weller will be joining as commercial director to support commercial loan business development; launched in November 2016 the firm has originated over GBP54 million ($67.44 million) from business borrowers; the new appointments follow the recent hiring of James Sherwin-Smith as the firm's new chief executive officer. Source
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Growth Street has appointed Greg Carter to CEO; Carter is a founder of the firm and has been the firm's chief risk officer since its launch; Carter will replace James Sherwin-Smith who has been CEO since the firm launched in 2015; Growth Street is a UK lender focused on SME business lending; it markets returns of up to 6.5% and provides a range of business lending products including working capital loans of up to 500,000 British pounds ($623,763); in 2016 it reported loan originations of approximately 54 million British pounds ($67.37 million). Source
Growth Street has originated over $67.44 million since its launch in November 2016 with a new CEO and two new executive hires; the firm has now reported 600 new investors on the platform in the five months since its launch; Growth Street provides financing for UK SMEs; the short term financing options appear to be a factor attracting investors; the platform matches borrowers and lenders for 30 days and also allows investors to withdraw funds with notice of 30 days. Source