Creative United are thrilled to announce that RateSetter is joining the Creative Industry Finance network of lenders. As a peer-to-peer finance platform, RateSetter is the first of its kind to come on board. 

An exciting addition to our network, RateSetter's innovative offering will help to finance even more creative businesses and close the financing gap. Through our tailored programme, we can continue to offer a diverse range of finance solutions for our supported businesses that will better serve their needs and fuel sustainable growth.

RateSetter’s Founder and CEO, Rhydian Lewis commented:

“The UK's creative industries span a multitude of disciplines which are important drivers for economic success. Our partnership with Creative Industry Finance shows the potential of peer-to-peer lending to bring together different sectors, recognising artistic enterprises’ rightful place on the world stage.
“The driving ethos behind launching RateSetter was our belief that there must be an alternative to financing loans that offer customers a better deal. This is a fantastic opportunity to support a vital part of the UK’s economy, fostering innovation and helping to take creative ideas to fruition.”

Sarah Thirtle, Head of Business Lending Programmes at Creative United, said:

“The country’s creative and cultural businesses have described facing barriers to accessing finance. Our mission is to support the growth and development of the sector by unlocking new sources of finance with partners from across the public and private sectors.
“We’re delighted to welcome RateSetter to our lending partner network. This means we will be able to offer an even greater choice of finance options to the companies we are supporting under our Creative Industry Finance programme, helping us to better meet their business needs and fuel their growth.”

We welcome RateSetter to our network and look forward to strengthening our supported businesses with a range of finance options. 

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