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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2017

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Posts By Kathryn Gaw

Assetz reports boom in property development funding

September 15, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital said it has seen a 175 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of property developments it has funded across the country.

The peer-to-peer property lender said on Friday that the rise comes off the back of sustained … Read More

Accountants emerge as potential “kingmakers” for P2P business lending

September 13, 2017 |

ACCOUNTANTS could have a much larger role to play as introducers between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), investors and peer-to-peer lending platforms, industry insiders have claimed.

A number of P2P lenders and accountants have told Peer2Peer Finance News that accountants … Read More

Has P2P gone mainstream?

September 12, 2017 |

It has been one year since Peer2Peer Finance News launched, becoming the UK’s first dedicated peer-to-peer lending magazine. And in hindsight, the launch of the industry’s first trade mag was the first sign that P2P was moving away from its … Read More

Lack of due diligence holding back P2P in IFA market

September 4, 2017 |

THREE quarters of independent financial advisers (IFAs) would recommend peer-to-peer lending to their clients if there were greater client demand, or more independent due diligence tools at their disposal.

A survey by P2P research firm Orca, exclusively provided to Peer2Peer … Read More

Honeycomb doubles its net assets in a year

August 31, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB investment trust has doubled its net assets in the 12-month period ending 30 June 2017.

According to the company’s half-year report released on Thursday, net asset value (NAV) including income was £304,749,000, up from £150,925,000 a year earlier. Likewise, … Read More

P2PGI sees “gradual improvement” ahead of Pollen Street merger

August 31, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER investment trust P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) has reported “gradual signs of improvement” in its first-half results, as its manager prepares for a merger with Pollen Street Capital.

The London-listed fund on Thursday posted 2.34 per cent NAV growth over … Read More

Live fundraising for fintech start-ups at LendIt Europe

August 31, 2017 |

LIVE fundraising will be introduced at this year’s LendIt Europe conference, allowing fintech start-ups to raise money from attendees including venture capital (VC) firms and investors.

LendIt has partnered with crowdfunding network SeedInvest to create the live fundraising feature. The … Read More

Growth Street hires first chief technology officer

August 31, 2017 |

GROWTH Street has continued its hiring spree by appointing its first ever chief technology officer.

The peer-to-peer business lender has hired Nick Stevenson (pictured) to lead its technology team, where he will help to scale up the platform’s flagship product … Read More

Consumer credit growth slows, but 3.3m Brits are in “persistent debt”

August 30, 2017 |

THE GROWTH rate of consumer borrowing slowed to its lowest level in more than a year according to the Bank of England, as Citizens Advice warns that millions of Brits are in “persistent debt”.

The annual rate of growth for … Read More

LendingCrowd extends £150 cashback offer after record month

August 30, 2017 |

LENDINGCROWD is extending August’s £150 cashback offer until the end of September, after a record month in which it attracted more than £2.25m of investments.

The peer-to-peer business lender originally introduced the cashback offer at the start of August, for … Read More