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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 19, 2018

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Posts By Danielle Levy

Competitive advantage

December 14, 2018 |

Peer-to-peer lenders’ innovative use of technology is what first set them apart from the banks. But as the industry matures, what are they doing to maintain their competitive edge? Danielle Levy investigates…

MORE THAN 13 YEARS have passed since the … Read More

Method of choice

December 7, 2018 |

Octopus Choice has done the unthinkable and wooed the adviser market. Sam Handfield-Jones, head of the peer-to-peer property lender, tells  Danielle Levy how it’s done…

MORE THAN two and-a-half years since peer-to-peer property lender Octopus Choice launched, it has succeeded … Read More

Orca targets adviser market in growth push

November 8, 2018 |

ORCA is targeting independent financial advisers (IFAs) to drive its next stage of growth.

The peer-to-peer analysis and investment firm is currently in advanced discussions with several authorised advice firms to offer its model portfolio solution to their clients.

Although … Read More

Initiative Ireland provides country’s largest P2P loan

October 11, 2018 |

INITIATIVE Ireland has provided Ireland’s largest peer-to-peer loan to date, totalling €2.75m (£2.4m).

The Irish P2P platform financed the loan through its secured lending community, which comprises of corporate and private investors who co-fund loans for residential development projects.

The … Read More

Orca explores IFISA launch

October 11, 2018 |

ORCA, the peer-to-peer analysis and investment firm, is exploring plans to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Founder Jordan Stodart told Peer2Peer Finance News the business is considering whether to offer Orca’s model portfolio within an IFISA.

This would allow it … Read More

Aave signs Swiss P2P platform for new venture

October 4, 2018 |

AAVE Lending, a new service that allows companies and individuals to leverage digital assets for loans, has signed Switzerland’s largest peer-to-peer platform, Cashare, as its first client.

Aave Lending claims to be the first turnkey SaaS solution in the blockchain … Read More

Mintos partners with Trustly to offer real-time transfers

October 4, 2018 |

MINTOS, Europe’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace, has partnered with payments company Trustly to offer its customers the option to transfer funds in real-time from bank accounts across Europe.

Mintos said the collaboration with Swedish e-payments company Trustly will allow investors using … Read More

Zopa supports Citizens Advice ‘super-complaint’

September 28, 2018 |

ZOPA is supporting a ‘super-complaint’ against the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which aims to stop loyal bank customers from being overcharged.

National consumer protection charity Citizens Advice lodged the super-complaint on Friday, after calculating that UK consumers lose out … Read More

VPC Speciality Lending turnaround gathers pace

September 28, 2018 |

VPC Specialty Lending (VSL) has grown its net asset value (NAV) for the fourth consecutive month, providing further evidence that a turnaround is underway.

During August, the alternative finance-focused investment company produced an NAV return of 1.01 per cent and … Read More

P2PGI grows NAV and draws line under Urica

September 28, 2018 |

P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) appears to be on the path to recovery, after posting another month of net asset value (NAV) growth.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust increased its NAV by 0.5 per cent in August. This follows growth of … Read More