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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 25, 2017

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Posts By John Fitzsimons

Ryanair’s Cawley named chairman of Linked Finance

September 25, 2017 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has appointed Michael Cawley as chairman.

Cawley, the former deputy chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, will replace Kingsley Aikins, who will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

Cawley told the Irish edition … Read More

RateSetter Australia toasts A$10.5m fundraising

September 25, 2017 |

A CAPITAL raising worth A$10.5m (£6.18m) has been completed by RateSetter Australia.

The investment round into RateSetter, which is now the largest peer-to-peer lender in Australia, was led by Five V Capital, with support from existing shareholders and other professional … Read More

Want to invest in property? Then take a look at these peer-to-peer platforms

September 22, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER allows investors to put their money into all sorts of different loans, from those to individuals looking to buy a new car or kitchen to businesses looking to fund their expansion plans.

There are now a host of platforms … Read More

Invest & Fund hires ex-banker Adam Barrett to woo institutions

September 22, 2017 |

INVESTMENT banking veteran Adam Barrett has joined Invest & Fund to help boost the peer-to-peer property lender’s access to institutional investors.

Barrett joins the fintech space after more than three decades in investment banking. He was previously the head of institutional … Read More

Fintech a priority for European Commission in supervision reforms

September 21, 2017 |

THE EUROPEAN Commission has promised to “prioritise fintech” in its proposals to revamp its financial supervision strategy.

According to the Commission, the reforms will lead to further financial integration and a full Capital Markets Union, promoting jobs, growth and investments … Read More

FCA signs Hong Kong partnership to support fintech innovation

September 21, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into a “co-operation agreement” with the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA), in a move which both parties say will help support innovation among fintech firms.

As part of the agreement, both bodies will … Read More

British Business Bank’s commercial arm unveils big jump in profits

September 21, 2017 |

BRITISH Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank (BBB), has announced pre-tax profits of £55.1m in its latest annual results, a 37 per cent increase on the previous year.

The British Business Bank (BBB) was set up … Read More

Property P2P platforms unfazed by landlord worries

September 14, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms involved in the housing market have played down concerns surrounding the predicted fall in the number of landlords investing in property over the next few years.

The latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered … Read More

Warnings raised about ‘unsustainable’ personal loan rates

September 14, 2017 |

Industry figures are divided over whether fears around the current pricing of personal loans are well founded.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money, this week warned that personal loans are currently priced too cheaply and risk another financial crash.

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From ISAs to authorisations: the big stories of the past year

September 12, 2017 |

PEER2PEER Finance News celebrates its first birthday today, and what a year it has been for the industry.

To mark the occasion, we decided to pick the brains of some key industry figures to get their thoughts on what have … Read More