Business Lending Peer to Peer platform ArchOver has secured full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Angus Dent, Chief Executive Officer at ArchOver said “There is great satisfaction in gaining a stamp of approval. Our industry-leading policies and procedures will allow us to take alternative forms of lending to the next level. At a time when investors are experiencing low-interest rates and banks are tightening the purse-strings, P2P lending offers a unique and much needed service. Incorporating the most successful elements of P2P lending into the regulations and strategy of the FCA is critical to raising awareness and protecting the long-term success of the industry.”

Backed by the Hampden Group, ArchOver has developed two asset-based lending services allowing UK SME’s to borrow against Accounts Receivable and/or recurring contracted revenue. Its experienced management and credit team carefully vet borrowers and monitor the performance of businesses and assets every month. ArchOver also partners with Coface provider of credit insurance and debt recovery services.

Ian Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at ArchOver said “This attitude meant we have not had to change our primary working practices in order to comply with regulation. While we have waited a long time to gain this recognition, we always believed that it was in the best interests of ArchOver, and the sector in general, that the FCA take the necessary time to ensure the process was thorough and fair.”