876. Insights: Can fintech plug the SME funding gap?

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876. Insights: Can fintech plug the SME funding gap?

On this episode of Fintech Insider Insights, host Kate Moody is joined by some great guests to take a look at SMEs.

It's a tough funding landscape for SMEs in the UK and beyond right now, and the downturn in funding from big banks despite increasing demand.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, the big banks’ hesitancy is creating an ideal opportunity space for fintechs, neobanks and alternative lenders to play in and become market leaders, further disrupting the banks, and furthering their growth journeys.

We're joined by a fantastic panel of guests who know a thing or two about this space to dig deeper into this.

This week's guests:

  1. Valentina Kristensen, Corporate Affairs Director at OakNorth
  2. Christoph Rieche, CEO and co-founder of iwoca
  3. Brian Baldacchino​​​​, Head of Lending Strategy & Corporate Development, at Allica Bank 



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