What is Peer to Peer?
Peer to peer (P2P) lending is a form of crowdfunding and refers to investors providing finance to businesses without the use of a conventional intermediary, such as a bank. P2P lending uses the internet as a platform to reach a crowd of hundreds of potential investors.
How it works
Beehive’s online platform directly connects creditworthy businesses looking for funding with investors looking to support their growth.
Investors fund finance request on the platform
Business gets loan and investors get monthly returns
Innovative alternative finance, such as peer to peer lending, aims to help plug the SME finance gap.
New technology in finance has created the fintech (financial technology) industry. Fintech businesses are online businesses that provide services in a faster, cost effective and more streamlined manner.
It is already a proven and highly successful concept in the US and UK, where it has created exciting new opportunities for investors, faster access to finance for SMEs and a healthy contribution to economic development.
“Squatwolf’s biggest challenge for growth has been maintaining and ordering inventory at scale. Beehive’s funding enabled us to grow faster by offering us the capital for inventory and efficient merchandise planning at a much lower rate.”