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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 18, 2017

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Posts By John Fitzsimons

CrowdProperty launches Seedrs funding round

November 17, 2017 |

CROWDPROPERTY is looking to raise £600,000 via Seedrs to fund its expansion plans.

The peer-to-peer property lender said on Friday that it is launching a pre-series A equity round on the crowdfunding platform and that the money raised would go towards … Read More

Value of SMEs vastly underestimated

November 16, 2017 |

A NEW survey from the British Business Bank (BBB) has revealed the vast majority of the nation significantly underestimates the scale of small businesses in the UK.

Research by ICM, commissioned by the BBB, found that just two per cent … Read More

Money management struggles for young business owners

November 15, 2017 |

THE next generation of entrepreneurs are finding it difficult to keep on top of their business finances, with around 60 per cent of millennial business owners stating that financial administration is one of the most stressful aspects of their role.

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Consumer borrowing surges ahead of forecast rate rise

October 30, 2017 |

NEW figures from the Bank of England have revealed that consumer lending rose 9.9 per cent in September compared to the same month last year.

Data from the central bank, released on Monday, showed that net consumer credit increased by … Read More

Asset manager involvement in P2P to ‘dramatically increase’

October 30, 2017 |

ASSET and wealth managers will need to seek investment opportunities in niche areas such as peer-to-peer lending if they are to prosper, PwC has claimed.

In a new report, titled ‘Asset & Wealth Management Revolution: Embracing Exponential Change’, the accountancy … Read More

Smartphones replacing bank branches for millennials

October 30, 2017 |

NEARLY seven in every 10 British millennials are now managing their money on the go, by using their mobile phone.

That’s according to the latest digital payments study from Visa, which surveyed thousands of people on their attitudes towards alternative … Read More

IFISA investments ‘to take off’ in 2018

October 19, 2017 |

2018 MAY be the year in which the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) finally takes off, an industry expert has suggested.

Neil Faulkner, chief executive and founder of peer-to-peer analysis firm 4th Way, noted that the small platforms that have already … Read More

Lendy has repaid £100m to investors this year

October 19, 2017 |

LENDY has announced that it has returned £100m to investors over the last year alone, as it celebrates its fifth birthday this week.

The peer-to-peer property platform said on Thursday that this was a 120 per cent year-on-year increase and that … Read More

Record-breaking year for fintech investment

October 19, 2017 |

THE LEVEL of investment into fintech firms in the UK is set to hit a new record in 2017, new research has suggested.

Data from London & Partners and Pitchfork found that so far this year more than $1bn (£760m) has … Read More

Bank of England urged to delay base rate rise

October 16, 2017 |

AN INTEREST rate hike before the end of the year is unnecessary and should be avoided, a high-profile forecasting body has warned.

In its Autumn Forecast, the EY Item Club noted that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) … Read More