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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 26, 2019

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Posts By Kathryn Gaw

Can Funding Circle crack the Canadian P2P market?

March 18, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle revealed in its latest annual results that it is planning to expand its peer-to-peer lending activities into Canada.

The P2P business lender is already well versed in entering new international markets, but will Canada pose its own challenges?

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Nicola Horlick warns no-deal Brexit will hurt asset-backed lenders

March 15, 2019 |

MONEY&CO founder Nicola Horlick (pictured) has warned that a no-deal Brexit could hurt peer-to-peer lending platforms which rely on asset-backed investments.

Horlick, who earned the moniker ‘City superwoman’ while juggling a successful investment management career and family life, told Peer2Peer … Read More

SME finance demand down on Brexit uncertainty

March 14, 2019 |

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are putting off seeking funding due to ongoing Brexit-related economic uncertainty.

According to the latest SME Finance Monitor from research agency BVA BDRC, just four per cent of SMEs had applied for finance in 2018.

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FCA mulls exit fee ban amid platform consultation

March 14, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a ban or a cap on exit fees, as part of a new package of measures designed to make it easier for consumers to switch investment platforms.

Some of these measures include a … Read More

The IFISAs you can open for £100 or less

March 13, 2019 |

ISA SEASON is upon us, and according to multiple peer-to-peer lending platforms, Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows are growing fast.

However, amid the rush to take advantage of the IFISA’s tax-free savings, it is easy to forget the very real … Read More

FundingSecure toughens stance on defaults

March 13, 2019 |

FUNDINGSECURE has announced that it is taking a tougher stance on borrowers as it targets a default rate of zero per cent and expands its product range.

The peer-to-peer lending platform told Peer2Peer Finance News that it is planning to … Read More

Assetz: Savers must earn ISA returns of 1.84pc to beat inflation

March 12, 2019 |

ISA SAVERS will have to earn a minimum annual return of 1.84 per cent in order to ensure that their savings can keep up with the rate of inflation, according to a new study by Assetz Capital.

The peer-to-peer business … Read More

EasyMoney: Become an IFISA millionaire in 22 years

March 11, 2019 |

EASYMONEY has calculated that its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) account holders could become ISA millionaires within 22 years, compared with 42 years using a cash ISA.

The peer-to-peer investment platform, which is a part of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s (pictured) easy … Read More

Zopa launches risk quiz to find UK’s “most middle” town

March 11, 2019 |

ZOPA has created a quiz to help people identify their risk profile and has compiled a “Risk and Safety Index” for the UK.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender’s quiz asks a variety of questions including how tidy your home is, what … Read More

MarketInvoice warns creative SMEs face £1bn payments shortfall

March 11, 2019 |

CREATIVE industries are grappling with £1bn in late payments, MarketInvoice has found.

New research from the business finance provider found that 48 per cent of firms in the creative industries admitted that they were paid late in 2018.

Last year, the … Read More