Orchard Lending Club (2016, Luton) – First P2P lending platform which provides insurance premium, professional and school fee funding in the UK. Also offers working capital loans to schools and professional practices like insurance brokers and legal & accountancy firms. Minimum investment is £100 with term commitments of 1,2,3,4 or 5 years.
Skippr (2016, Sydney) – Invoice discounting services for small businesses combined with a cash flow management tool. SMEs upload their pending invoices, choose the invoices to be funded and sell the invoices to Skippr. Skippr charges an exchange fee, a discount fee and transaction fees.


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