Beehive Blog

Welcome to the Beehive blog where we will post up the latest developments and news from Beehive and the peer-to-peer lending industry as well as market trends, best practice and expert advice from our team and guest bloggers.

Lending Club IPO

Lending Club’s IPO and the Unravelling of the Banking System as We Know It

When history is written, the Lending Club IPO will serve as the tipping point for the disruption of the traditional lending model, and ultimately the unraveling of the banking sector as we know it.

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Rick Pudner - Craig Moore from Beehive

Beehive launch first peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs in UAE

Dubai-based Beehive officially launched the region’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platform today, offering a new funding alternative for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

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Beehive - connecting for growth

Peer-to-peer lenders play their part to bridge SME funding gap

With bank lending to small businesses stuck at less than 4 per cent and a lack of traction to fill the void between financial institutions and government, peer-to-peer lending has emerged as a viable funding alternative in the UAE.

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Rick Pudner - Chairman Beehive

New U.A.E. Peer-to-Peer Lender Aims at Small-Business Funding Gap

Peer-to-peer lending has been around for roughly a decade, sprouting in the U.K. and quickly catching on in the U.S., but it hadn’t existed in the Middle East until the launch this week of Beehive, a new business that aims at securing financing for small businesses in the United Arab Emirates.

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Rick Pudner - Chairman Beehive

Arabian Business interviews our Chairman, Rick Pudner

Sitting down with Rick Pudner almost a year after Arabian Business broke the news he was resigning as group CEO of Emirates NBD, there are two things you instantly notice about his appearance.

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Welcome to Beehive

Welcome to the Beehive blog

Welcome to the new Beehive blog where we will post up the latest developments and news from Beehive and the peer-to-peer lending industry as well as market trends, best practice and expert advice from our team and guest bloggers.

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