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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 26, 2019

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Posts By Danielle Levy

The letter of the law

April 17, 2019 |

Compliance is an essential component of the peer-to-peer lending sector, keeping platforms in check as they push at the boundaries of innovation. With new regulations looming, what should firms prepare for and should investors feel reassured that their money is … Read More

Real and present danger

March 12, 2019 |

What happens when a peer-to-peer lending platform becomes insolvent? Danielle Levy investigates the impact on the industry and its investors…

A PEER-TO-PEER LENDER becoming insolvent is surely the worst-case scenario for both the business and its customers.

This danger came … Read More

Cash ISA vs IFISA: how do returns compare?

February 14, 2019 |

IT IS close to 20 years since the cash ISA launched, helping investors to benefit from the compounding of returns tax-free.

The investment landscape has changed significantly since April 1999, particularly following the great financial crisis in 2008, which brought … Read More

Use it or lose it! Four new IFISAs to consider this tax year

February 13, 2019 |

WITH less than two months left to the end of the tax year, make sure you don’t forget to use your tax-free ISA allowance.

Savers can allocate all or some of this tax year’s £20,000 to an Innovative Finance ISA … Read More

Fellow Finance breaks lending record in January

February 5, 2019 |

FELLOW Finance, the Nordic crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platform, financed a record €18.5m (£16.2m) of loans in January.

The platform, which recently floated on the First North Finland Market, has cumulatively lent out more than €379m and boasts more than 11,000 investors.

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Fintech investment rises despite overall decline in start-up funding

February 5, 2019 |

THE UK’S fintech and blockchain sectors bucked a wider decline in start-up funding in 2018.

The amount of investment into UK fledgling businesses fell from £8.6bn in 2017 to £7bn last year, according to research produced by Beauhurst.

The report … Read More

P2PGI defies December gloom with NAV gain

February 5, 2019 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI) posted another month of net asset value (NAV) growth in December in spite of challenging market conditions.

The alternative finance-focused fund reported a monthly NAV return per share of 0.78 per cent in what proved to … Read More

The future of data

January 22, 2019 |

One year on from the launch of Open Banking, Danielle Levy investigates the impact of the data-sharing initiative on the peer-to-peer lending industry…

OPEN BANKING  launched to great fanfare in January 2018, promising to boost innovation in financial services and … Read More

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