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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 16, 2018

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Posts By Kathryn Gaw

New IFISA invests in care home reform

July 5, 2018 |

A NEW Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is targeting returns of up to seven per cent per year by investing in specialist care homes across the UK.

The Barbican ISA has been billed as an “ethical” investment fund, due to its … Read More

Irish P2P lender launches €150m property fund

July 5, 2018 |

IRELAND’S largest peer-to-peer lender will launch a new residential property fund worth €150m (£134m) within the next three months.

Initiative Ireland – which last year funded the country’s largest ever P2P loan – will act as the investment advisor on … Read More

To fee or not to fee?

June 28, 2018 |

FEES are easily forgotten amid the excitement of a new investment. But over time, commission costs, service charges, transaction fees, currency conversions and servicing costs can quickly add up.

According to new research from Netwealth, 50 per cent of investors … Read More

Portugal’s Raize becomes first European P2P lender to go public

June 27, 2018 |

PORTUGUESE peer-to-peer lender Raize has made history by floating on the stock market.

It is the first P2P platform in Europe to go public, and marks Portugal’s first initial public offering (IPO) since 2014.

Raize – which is the biggest … Read More

JustUs introduces auto-buy feature

June 27, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lender JustUs is introducing an auto-buy function on its secondary market in an effort to increase liquidity for investors.

This follows the news that the platform is allowing lenders to sell off ‘slices’ of their loans on the JustUs … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More

Remortgaging activity boosts lending market to £22.2bn

June 26, 2018 |

MORTGAGE lending rose to £22.2bn in May thanks to heightened remortgaging activity across the UK.

However, industry specialists have warned that an imminent rate rise may lead to a slowdown in the third quarter of the year.

The latest UK … Read More

P2P investors abandon cash ISAs

June 25, 2018 |

INVESTORS are ditching their cash ISAs in favour of other forms of ISA accounts, according to new research from peer-to-peer platform Assetz Capital.

In the first quarter of this year, 52 per cent of Assetz Capital’s investors had put money … Read More

VPC breaks NAV record for second month running

June 25, 2018 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has announced that its fund – VPC Speciality Lending Investments – has broken a new record, delivering a net asset value (NAV) of 1.03 per cent in May.

This represents the fund’s highest monthly NAV return … Read More

Recent board appointments highlight gender inequality in P2P

June 18, 2018 |

TWO recent appointments have highlighted the lack of gender diversity in the UK’s peer-to-peer sector, where women still occupy a minority of roles.

In May, Funding Circle named former O2 and Tesco Mobile executive Cath Keers as its first female … Read More