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What is ‘Direct Lending’

Direct lending is the provision of private credit directly to small and middle market companies (SMEs) for the purpose of growth or acquisitions.

With banks reducing their supply of loans, new sources of finance have developed. For the smaller loan sizes, peer-to-peer (P2P) and new asset-backed providers have come to play a useful role. Banks ...