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Private debt and SMEs – beyond the covid crisis

2nd Mar 2021   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Events

Amany Attia, ThinCats CEO, took part in a panel discussion at the BVCA Alternative Fund Strategies Conference, discussing ‘Private debt and SMEs – beyond the covid crisis’ with moderator, Marion Bernard, Principal - UK Managing Director at The Firmament Group.

Funding in a post pandemic world – supporting the mid-sized businesses that will drive the economic recovery

25th Feb 2021   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

With the UK vaccination programme well under way and global stock markets switching their attention from “stay-at-home” businesses to cyclical stocks most likely to benefit from economic growth, the funding debate moves on from survival funding to recovery funding and how to support businesses in making the most of the growth opportunities that will appear.

How has the Covid19 pandemic impacted credit assessments for mid-sized businesses?

18th Jan 2021   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

The economic impact of the pandemic has affected mid-sized businesses in many different ways. Greg Beamish, Head of Credit at ThinCats explains how his team responded to the pandemic and continued to provide funding support in such a fast changing and uncertain trading environment.

6 months on from national lockdown: How the Alternative Finance industry reacted

21st Sep 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

As accelerating Covid-19 infection rates led to Boris Johnson announcing a national lockdown on 23 March, who could have predicted what the next 6 months would have in store for the economic health of UK businesses and the personal health of its citizens.

Make sure you beat the CBILS deadline

28th Aug 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

Useful insights for corporate finance advisers and SMEs on how to navigate the last minute rush for CBILS

Top tips for SMEs to beat the CBILS application rush

27th Aug 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

Press release issued on 1 September to announce our 5 top tips for successful CBILS applications with only 30 days remaining to submit an application

What business finance intermediaries are telling us about CBILS funding

20th Jul 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

ThinCats surveyed over 100 professional corporate finance advisers, brokers and accountants to ascertain their views on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Funding the transition from lockdown

16th Jul 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

As large parts of the UK economy emerge from a pandemic-induced hibernation to take stock of the new post-lockdown reality, businesses’ needs for additional funding will be many and varied.

ThinCats CBILS now open to new borrowers

13th Jul 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We are delighted to announce that we are opening up Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans to new customers.

ThinCats is the first non-bank lender to receive CLBILS accreditation for term loans.

22nd Jun 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

ThinCats, the leading alternative lender to mid-sized UK SMEs has been approved by the British Business Bank as a new accredited lender to provide term loans through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

What does the future of office life look like?

12th Jun 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

ThinCats employees were asked to take part in a survey to record their views on the current working situation, and how they could see their working life taking shape in the future.

Opportunity knocks for non-bank CBILS lenders

1st May 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

The full economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and how quickly we return to pre-covid levels of economic activity is difficult to predict. The Government seems keen to learn from the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis when measures to protect banks’ deposit holders led to a lack of vital liquidity for businesses.

ThinCats accredited by British Business Bank to provide CBILS

27th Apr 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   News

We have been approved by the British Business Bank as a new accredited lender to provide loans through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). We are currently accepting applications from existing borrowers only. 

8 Ways to Improve Cost Control & Cash Flow 

31st Mar 2020   ·   The ThinCats Team   ·   Insights

Minimising and/or deferring business costs is critical during periods of reduced business activity. In this short blog we take a look at 8 tips that might help a business mitigate costs and improve cash flow.

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