The emergence of non-bank lenders in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis transformed the UK capital markets for investors, business and the regulator alike.
We provide a holistic service to lending platforms, both established and new-entrants, advising on initial corporate structure and set-up, product terms (both regulated and unregulated), capital raising, debt funding lines, IP protection and compliance issues.
Clients instruct us for our market-leading lending platform practice, and our approachable, commercially-minded lawyers.
Advised FinTech Tabeo on the structured debt facilities provided to lenders lending via the Tabeo platform to fund dental healthcare as well as advising on new products.
Advised Fundsquire on establishing an institutional lending line from a major European FinTech debt fund, Fasanara Capital.
Advised real estate development finance platform, TAB London, on a £120m funding line from Atalaya Capital.
Acted for a large SME lender on its new product range, including a spot invoice discounting product and a working capital advance product.
Advised Prodigy Finance on regulatory and consumer credit matters.
Advised Go Car Credit on a £25m senior revolving credit facility from Paragon Bank to fund consumer car finance loans.
Advised Fly Now Pay Later on senior and mezzanine revolving credit facilities from Shawbrook Bank and BCI Finance to fund point-of-sale consumer loans in the travel industry.
Acted for several direct lending platforms, both in the consumer and SME finance space, on forward-flow funding lines and different types of debt facilities.
Advisor over 20 P2P lending platforms, providing regulatory advice, product terms, acting on debt funding lines, capital raisings, data protection, IP and employment issues.
Can you help me produce the relevant customer documentation for our products?
Absolutely, we can work with you all to produce all relevant documentation (including pre-contractual information, the loan agreement and any required servicing documentation).
I'm negotiating a funding line for my lending platform business. Can you assist?
Yes, we act for lending platforms on all kinds of funding structures, from forward-flow funding lines to private placements. We can advise on all levels of the capital stack, from senior funding, to mezzanine funding and equity instruments.
We have received a Memorandum of Appointment of Investigators from the FCA Enforcement team, what should I do?
We provide specialist support to clients facing complex enquiries from Supervision and / or a referral to Enforcement. We also conduct internal investigations following, for example, a whistleblower raising a concern regarding a financial irregularity, and we advise upon the immediate actions including self-reporting to the relevant authorities.
Do you provide compliance services?
We provide legal advice, whenever you need it. If you need day-to-day compliance services instead, we can introduce you to compliance consultants. If you need a combination, we will work closely with your compliance advisors, so that nothing falls between us, nothing gets done twice, everyone plays to their strengths, and you get the best possible value for your money.
I’m looking to raise growth capital, can you assist?
Yes, we are recognised by the legal directories as a leading law firm on advising on the raising of equity finance, and we have assisted both investors and companies in various sectors on their funding rounds.
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