418. Insights: Coronavirus and the impact on SME Financing

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418. Insights: Coronavirus and the impact on SME Financing

In this highly topical episode, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, dig into the impact COVID-19 is having on SME financing, and their access to government funding. They are joined by expert guests from Coconut, Quotevine and 1pm PLC.

It is no secret that probably the hardest hit of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic are SMEs and the self employed. In this episode, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, dig into the impact COVID-19 is having on small businesses; the options they have from banks, lenders and the government; and the ways that fintechs are trying to help.

They are joined by a panel of expert guests who are all providing solutions to this conundrum. This week's guests include:

  • Sam - CEO Coconut
  • Rebecca Duckworth - Chief Sales Officer at Quotevine
  • Ian Smith - CEO, 1pm PLC

Sarah, Simon and our guests talk through the impact Covid-19 is having on SMEs overall, what the government roll out packages are; who can lend to SMEs and how speed is of the essence.

Our panel also have a crack at giving some future predictions for how the current crisis could change SME financing in the future.

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Rebecca Duckworth and Sam O'Connor.