Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer platform LendingCrowd has reported a record first half, saying it is on track to deliver £10 million in lending to Scottish small firms this year as it "significantly" ramps up its presence north of the Border.
Edinburgh-based wrap platform provider Nucleus Financial has unveiled plans to float on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in a move that could reportedly raise £25 million and value it at up to £150m.
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