About Beehive

Based in Dubai, Beehive is the first peer to peer (P2P) lending platform in MENA to be regulated by the DFSA. As a leading Fintech pioneer, we use innovative technology to directly connect businesses seeking fast, affordable finance with investors who can help fund their growth.

Since the launch, businesses have borrowed more than AED600 Million through our platform

Beehive eliminates the cost and complexity of traditional finance and provides an efficient, streamlined funding process.

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What Makes Beehive Different?

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We strive to make our process simple and transparent - with no hidden fees and no confusing jargon.

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Accessible

Beehive is an easily accessible finance solution. With a fast, simple online application and friendly staff to help our customers get the most from Beehive.

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Collaborative

We work with our customers and partners to ensure Beehive continues to offer innovative products, excellent service and leads the field in alternative finance solutions.

How it Works
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My business got a great deal on Beehive. Minimising costs is critical for any small business, but this was beyond all expectations and means I can now use the funds saved on the interest to help grow the business. I would certainly recommend Beehive to other businesses. Its fast, easy and has made a huge difference to my growth plans.

Stevi Lowmass, Founder, The Camel Soap Factory

About The Team

We have established a committed and dynamic team of individuals who possess a wealth of experience of financial markets and technical innovation, both in the UAE and internationally.

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Rick Pudner
Chairman
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Rick Pudner
Chairman

Rick’s role at Beehive is about providing advice, guidance on the business model and helping in strategy. His support for business development has been key for Beehive’s growth. Rick has 33 years of commercial banking experience. He is the former Group CEO of Emirates NBD based in Dubai and spent 25 years as an International Executive with HSBC specialising in corporate banking and has wide geographical experience. He has spent over 15 years in the Middle East region.

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Craig Moore
Founder & CEO
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Craig Moore
Founder & CEO

As Founder and CEO, Craig is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and managing the day to day operations at Beehive. Before founding Beehive, Craig was a Founder & COO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. Prior to Butterfly, his experience includes various sales, consulting and finance roles at multinational companies such as Dell, EMC, Hitachi and HSBC with an emphasis on shaping effective go to market and value propositions.

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Iain McPhail
CTO
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Iain McPhail
CTO

Iain is responsible for the development of Beehive’s online peer to peer lending platform covering both the customer facing investor and business web applications and the back office operations functionality. Iain has over 30 years experience in technology solutions both in systems development and project/programme management from start-ups and independent technology consultancies through to corporates such as IBM and Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to Beehive, Iain was Development Manager of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. Iain is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from The University of York.

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Peter Tavener
CFO
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Peter Tavener
CFO

Peter is responsible for all financial, legal and operational matters and heads up credit and risk. Peter is also a key member in launching Beehive’s new products and the Group’s international expansion. Prior to Beehive, Peter was Managing Director at BDO Corporate Finance in the DIFC which he co-established in 2009. He advised SMEs and business owners across the GCC and led a broad range of Middle East and International transactions, including GCC expansion strategy assignments, sale mandates and valuations, due diligence and capital market projects. Peter is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

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About Board Members

We have established a committed and dynamic team of individuals who possess a wealth of experience of financial markets and technical innovation, both in the UAE and internationally.

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Arif Al Alawi
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Arif Al Alawi

Arif Alawi is the CEO of Dubai Cultiv8 Investments Limited and advisor to Dubai SME. Having founded multiple investment and asset management firms across the GCC, he served as Managing Director, Chairman and Board Member in various financial institutions with vision and success.

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Adel Al Ateeq
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Adel Al Ateeq

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO), Riyad Capital. Over 20 years of experience in Asset Management and Financial Advisory in Riyad Bank and Riyad Capital in addition to the past experience in Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.

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Simon Champ
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Simon Champ

Simon is a founding investor and NED in several businesses ranging from food to finance.The founder and former CEO of $1bn listed P2PGI plc which raised $1bn on the London equity market in 2014 for the pioneering wholesale lending vehicle. His team led the first whole loan buying programmes, leverage, securitisations in market place lending. Simon has been involved in the U.K. marketplace lending industry as both an investor and advisor and has built extensive relationships with many of the leading marketplace lending platforms.

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Who We've Helped

596M AED
Funds Raised
on Beehive
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“The account management provided by Beehive has been stellar, and it makes working with Beehive significantly easier than working with a local bank. There is a proactive can-do attitude from Beehive that is truly refreshing as a growth partner in our business.”

Shatha Alhashmi, Owner, Babysouk.com Learn More About Business Funding
12K+
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“Peer to peer lending is becoming a very important and attractive asset class. Investing on Beehive means that I have really benefited from the returns and diversification that it brings to my investment portfolio. I also enjoy that my money is invested in local companies, helping the business community of the UAE flourish.”

David Martinez de Lecea Learn More About Investing

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