Survey prize draw

Thank you very much to all who took part in our recent survey. The closing date to be entered for the prize draw was 24/04/2017. The winner of our hamper giveaway has been contacted and will receive their prize shortly.


ThinCats Newsletter April 2017

  Articles The many layered recoveries process IT progress in Q1 More loans, more variety   The many layered recoveries process Recoveries is an integral part of many financial institutions, and one that has been written about many times before. However, the complexities of obtaining a positive result from a recoveries process deserve another explanation. …


Our hosting provider was scheduled to perform essential maintenance to the ThinCats system, between 20:00 (BST) on Thursday 13th and 01:00 (BST) on Friday 14th April. Unfortunately, our hosting provider has rescheduled and will recommunicate a new date and time within the next 10 days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


System Maintenance: Thursday 6th April

The ThinCats system is scheduled for routine maintenance between 19:00 (BST) and Midnight (BST) on Thursday 6th April. The purpose of this maintenance release is to introduce the following enhancements: Dashboard Improved Dashboard load performance Improved Search performance Improved Sort functionality and performance Inclusion of Loan ID reference in loan detail Repayment Summary shows “All …


Borrower case study – Express Motorist Centre

The Express Motorist Centre – Apprentice to Owner via a ThinCats loan Describing themselves as: “The one stop economical solution to all your motoring requirements”, Express Motorist Centre is a vehicle repair site based in Walsall in the West Midlands. Currently operating for over 35 years, back in 1987 they took on a 16-year-old apprentice, …


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. The system allocates stars and padlocks to the loans listed on the platform, based on an in-depth analysis of the credit and security grading …


System Maintenance: Thursday 16th March

The ThinCats system is scheduled for routine maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 16th March. During this maintenance window the system will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused


Borrower Case Study – EuroFreight

EuroFreight shipping out further than ever EuroFreight Shipping Agencies is an international freight forwarders based in the West Midlands, with over 25 years’ experience in importing and exporting cargoes – from hazardous waste to vital recycling – via sea, road and air. With ambitious plans to diversify the service provision and focus on new markets, …


Borrower case study – Camal Enterprises

What do you get if you combine Disney Princesses, Thelma Madine, Swarovski crystals and 150 years of experience?  Midlands based company, Camal Enterprises. Camal Enterprises started life in 2009 in Stoke on Trent as a tableware brand, but when competition became restrictive, they turned their expertise to figurines. Both MD Wayne Nutbeen and Marketing Director …


New Terms & Conditions

In a move to standardise on the terminology used across all our legal documents, we have revised and issued new Platform Use and Lending Terms & Conditions. There has also been a change in ThinCats fees associated with the recovery of loans in a formal insolvency scenario. This will take effect for all loans listed …


System Maintenance: Tuesday 21st February

The ThinCats system is scheduled for essential maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and Midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 21st February. The purpose of this essential maintenance release is to resolve Secondary Market issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The ThinCats system was scheduled for essential maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and Midnight (GMT) on Sunday 19th February. Unfortunately we have not completed the testing to perform the release. We are working on the Secondary Market issue as a priority and will schedule a release shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


System Maintenance: Thursday 16th February

The ThinCats system requires routine maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 16th February. During this maintenance window the system will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Reflecting risk in return

ThinCats strives to offer a range of loans to match the risk tolerance of our lenders. It is important that interest rates increasingly reflect accurately the risk inherent in these loans. In tandem with this, the due diligence performed by ThinCats’ Credit team, reinforced by our credit and security ratings, gives a better transparency, and …


That’s (3DD) Entertainment

Funding JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra – the company that tells the stories of the stars. It doesn’t get much more exciting than the opportunity to help with making television programmes, and that is just what ThinCats lenders did when they invested in TV production company 3DD Entertainment. Involved in making a raft of …


ThinCats Newsletter February 2017

  Articles That’s (3DD) Entertainment Protecting our lenders’ money A look back at 2016 Reflecting risk in return FCA authorisation update   That’s (3DD) Entertainment Funding JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra – the company that tells the stories of the stars. It doesn’t get much more exciting than the opportunity to help with making …


System Maintenance: Thursday 2nd February

The ThinCats system requires routine maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 2nd February. The purpose of this maintenance release: Auction bidding stability improvements. Secondary Market disclaimer and guide. Removal of Twitter section from the Notifications Centre. During this maintenance window the system will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Borrower case study – AFP Medical

ThinCats loan pushes AFP Medical from Borrower to Investor Providing the right equipment to help patients across the world receive precise doses of medicines for conditions like asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and chest infections is no mean feat – but Rugby based company, AFP Medical does just that.  A family run business since 1978, AFP …


Rate trends in a maturing P2P market

From our analysis of the market we anticipate lower average loan rates, along with an increase in loan quality. These linked trends are a confluence of events in the wider alternative finance SME loan market – indeed, debt markets generally – and ThinCats’ own due diligence. The new ‘new normal’ This isn’t a new trend …


Diamonds are a peer-to-peer lenders’ best friend, as Shirley Bassey sang. Or meant to, we’re sure. Cardiff’s finest export will doubtless have had many a diamond stocking filler at this time of year. ThinCats has also had a thing or two to do with diamonds, with the platform’s recent exposure brought to a successful conclusion …


ThinCats Newsletter December 2016

2016: the year we built on the foundations It’s that time of the year, where tradition expects we review the previous 12 months, typing out our thoughts as mince pie crumbs scatter the keyboard. It was ever thus, with annual reviews probably going back to cuneiform script on clay tablets. It’s been quite a year, …


Borrower case study – ValueLicensing.com

Licensed to thrill with ThinCats loan Have you ever wondered what happens to the thousands of software licences that companies buy, and then no longer need – do they just sit in the ether, wasting away? Derby based ValueLicensing.com has made a very successful business out of sweeping up these redundant licences, and selling them …


System Maintenance: Thursday 15th December

The ThinCats system requires routine maintenance between 19:00 (GMT) and 23:00 (GMT) on Thursday 15th December. During this maintenance window the system will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


ThinCats Christmas Opening Hours

The opening hours of the ThinCats office over the Christmas period are: Friday 23rd December: 9am – 1pm Monday 26th December: Closed Tuesday 27th December: Closed Wednesday 28th December: 9am – 5.00pm Thursday 29th December: 9am – 5.00pm Friday 30th December: 9am – 1pm Monday 2nd January: Closed Tuesday 3rd January: Normal opening hours


System Maintenance : Sunday 4th December

The ThinCats system requires  maintenance between 22:00 (GMT) on Sunday 4th December and 02:00 (GMT) on Monday 5th December During this maintenance window the system will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.