ThinCats announces the appointment of Amany Attia as CEO to lead its expansion

15th Oct 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Today we announce the appointment of Amany Attia as Chief Executive to lead our ambitious growth plans. Amany is a proven leader in building and scaling businesses with significant expertise in lending, data and technology.

Support for UK SMEs tops half a billion

6th Aug 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Our clients are drivers of the UK economy, which is why we are so excited to have lent more than £500m to British businesses, providing flexible business lending for a growing market.

ThinCats continued support for ambitious SMEs recognised through recent award wins

3rd Jul 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Building long-term relationships with the regional communities of corporate finance advisers, private equity houses, accountants and commercial finance brokers is a critical part of our mission to deliver better funding solutions for UK businesses.

ThinCats announces new £100m funding programme for private equity backed businesses

17th Mar 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Today we have launched a new £100 million funding programme for private equity backed UK businesses.

ThinCats breaks through £400m funding mark to UK SMEs

28th Feb 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are very pleased to announce that we have provided funding worth more than £400m to over 500 UK businesses since our launch.

British Business Investments commits £20m to ThinCats to provide more debt finance to UK businesses

18th Feb 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are very pleased to announce a new £20 million funding commitment from British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank.

ThinCats opens Sheffield office as base for new sales head

12th Feb 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Staying connected to the regional business communities we operate in is vital. This is why we have teams of boots-on-the-ground funding experts and why we have set up a new base in the heart of Sheffield.

Record 2018 for ThinCats

3rd Jan 2019   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are pleased to announce that we had a record year for lending in 2018, more than doubling our 2017 figures to £112 million. In total we have lent more than £350 million to UK SMEs.

ThinCats announces new support for UK SMEs with £200 million funding agreement

10th Dec 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are delighted to announce a new programme for £200 million with BAE Systems Pensions, to provide UK SMEs with commercial loans.

Introducing our Propensity and Risk Model (PRISM)

19th Nov 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Data science and analytics is embedded deep within ThinCats’ business principles. It is the company’s aim, to develop some of the industry's most predictive models; to identify and fund the underserved companies that ultimately drive our economy.

We are proud to support the Employee Ownership Association

7th Nov 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are delighted to announce that ThinCats is now a supporting member of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) joining a network of over 330 businesses supporting an organisation which puts employees first.

£300 million funding programme for UK SMEs

18th Sep 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are delighted to announce a new programme for up to £300 million with global asset manager Insight Investment to fund UK SMEs with commercial loans.

ThinCats extends credit team in the Midlands and North

21st Feb 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Our team continues to expand as we appoint Rob Thompson to the newly-created role of regional head of credit for the North.

ThinCats Photo Competition 2018

12th Jan 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Submit your best photo encapsulating the new ThinCats style of imagery for a chance to win £500 for charity. T&Cs apply. Find out more

2017 – A Transformational Year

11th Jan 2018   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

At ThinCats, we listed our biggest ever loan, had our most successful month, achieved full FCA regulation, trebled the Credit, Securities and Origination teams, and completed a full rebranding programme, ending with our new website which launched on the 14th December – a fitting end to a great year.

Funding ambitions and providing a true alternative

14th Dec 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

You will see that the ThinCats website has been given a make-over – a look that is being reflected throughout our materials. Our new look has come about after a huge amount of development and growth within ThinCats. Therefore, we are proud to unveil the new ThinCats and are very excited about the year ahead.

ThinCats has partnered with The Manufacturer to offer £100m in funding to growing and expanding manufacturing SMEs

13th Dec 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

The £100m of funding will see our UK-wide network of Origination Managers supporting those companies in the manufacturing sector that require a level of capital to take their businesses forward, and prepare for 4IR.

Institutional funding programme launched today

2nd Oct 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

ESF/ThinCats announces £200 million funding programme to support lending to UK SMEs ESF Capital, together with its operating subsidiary, ThinCats, has concluded a funding programme for loans of up to £5m for growing UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

New Terms & Conditions

27th Sep 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

There have been a number of developments at ThinCats recently, such as our full authorisation by the FCA, and improved arrangements for back up service provision to protect our investors, which impact our Terms and Conditions; we have therefore updated and reissued them to investors today.

ThinCats receives full FCA authorisation

8th Aug 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

ThinCats is thrilled to announce that the company has been granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority. The approval highlights the company’s commitment to protecting consumers and developing the alternative finance industry as a vital source of capital for businesses, and income for investors.

Underwritten Loans

4th May 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We outline below the ThinCats policy for loans listed on the platform which are underwritten by ESF. Where a loan is underwritten by ESF, they may also choose to take a minimum investment in the loan. Details of this will be set out in the information pack which is available to lenders.

Innovative and progressive approach to credit grading wins recognition

23rd Mar 2017   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are delighted to announce that ThinCats has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the Business Moneyfacts Awards in the “Innovation in the SME Finance sector” category, for the ThinCats loan grading system.

Proud to be patrons of NACFB

15th Nov 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

ThinCats is pleased to announce its patronage of NACFB. The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers is a trade body for business finance mediators, founded in 1992 in response to the growing incidence of fraud in the commercial finance arena.

Introducing Community Loans

25th Jul 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are pleased to introduce a new specialist Sponsor, Community Chest Business Loans Ltd, offering peer to peer loans for Social Enterprises that attract tax relief.

Changes To The ThinCats Client Money Procedures

6th Jul 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

As you know all of the major peer to peer platforms are in the process of applying for full authorisation by the FCA. As part of this process we have been reviewing our client money procedures and we need to introduce a few changes immediately that might affect you.

Business as usual

24th Jun 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

The last 24 hours have been interesting. The Brexit decision will undoubtedly have an impact on the British, European and World economies. Some of these impacts will have been foreseen and some will not.

Insurance group lists record-breaking loan on ThinCats

27th Apr 2016   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Europe’s biggest platform for secured P2P business loans has auctioned Europe’s – and possibly the world’s – largest non-property peer-to-peer (P2P) loan. Insurance group LAMP has listed a £3.5m loan on UK-based lending platform ThinCats.

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