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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 15, 2018

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Posts By Danielle Levy

When is the best time to market an IFISA?

August 13, 2018 |

A GROWING number of peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders currently face a quandary: should they market their Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) outside of ISA season or simply bide their time?

The IFISA market has grown exponentially over the past 12 months, as … Read More

High street lenders react to altfin threat

August 9, 2018 |

FIERCE competition from alternative lenders is thought to have driven Barclays’ decision to double its unsecured business lending limit to £100,000.

“There is growing competition in that segment and to be fair Barclays is not the only major bank to … Read More

Two thirds of savers suffer from ‘investophobia’

August 2, 2018 |

TWO THIRDS of UK savers are aware that they are losing money in savings accounts once inflation is accounted for, but they are still unwilling to invest.

According to a new survey from financial services group Scottish Friendly, a large … Read More

Households feel pinch as Brexit uncertainty bites

August 2, 2018 |

THE LATEST data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that individuals are feeling the pinch and could be likely to increase borrowing, in the face of higher inflation and Brexit uncertainty.

According to the ONS Wealth and Assets … Read More

Barclays takes stake in MarketInvoice in SME drive

August 2, 2018 |

BARCLAYS has taken a minority stake in business finance provider MarketInvoice – a move that will allow the bank to offer its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients access to MarketInvoice’s technology.

The high street bank hopes the strategic partnership … Read More

Assetz Capital responds to login glitches

July 26, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lender Assetz Capital has attracted criticism from customers after glitches were identified with its new two-factor authentication process.

In early July, Assetz Capital took the decision to introduce two-factor authentification for all lenders on its platform in order to … Read More attracts £1.3m in six months

July 26, 2018 |

LATVIAN peer-to-peer payday loans platform has attracted €1.5m (£1.3m) from investors during the first half of 2018, representing a 35 per cent year-on-year increase.

Since launch in February 2017, the platform has raised more than €4m. This has facilitated half … Read More

IFISAs: The long road

February 9, 2018 |

With the industry’s largest lenders now offering the Innovative Finance ISA, surely the tax wrapper will cement its status in the mainstream investment space this year? We provide an update on the product’s process

IT IS hoped that the 2017-18 … Read More

2018: The survival of the fittest for P2P lenders?

December 21, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector has seen little M&A activity to date and few platform closures. But could all that change in 2018?

Last year saw a number of platforms complete funding rounds to strengthen their balance sheets and provide finance … Read More

Nebeus plans P2P platform as part of ICO campaign

October 2, 2017 |

LONDON-BASED fintech platform Nebeus is planning to launch a peer-to-peer lending platform as part of its initial coin offering (ICO) campaign.

The crypto-currency specialist currently allows consumers to buy, sell, store, lend and borrow crypto-currency funds. It said the new … Read More