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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 25, 2019

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Posts By Marc Shoffman

FCA register confirms restrictions on Lendy’s activities

April 24, 2019 |

RUMOURS of restrictions on Lendy’s regulated activities have been confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

An update to the City watchdog’s financial services register shows that it has imposed an asset restriction on the peer-to-peer property lending platform.

The … Read More

Consumer P2P loans weigh on P2PGI fund returns

April 24, 2019 |

P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) has warned that its legacy peer-to-peer lending portfolio continues to be more volatile than expected despite posting an improved net asset value (NAV) return for 2018.

P2PGI – the world’s first P2P-focused investment trust – revealed … Read More

LendingClub to refer small businesses to Funding Circle

April 23, 2019 |

LENDINGCLUB is planning to stop lending to small businesses and will instead refer prospective borrowers to Funding Circle US and Opportunity Fund.

The US peer-to-peer lending giant, whose core business is personal finance, said it provided loans to a “small … Read More

P2P lenders set to pay higher fees to City watchdog

April 23, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders could see their regulatory fees increase by at least two per cent.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a consultation on its annual funding requirement for 2019/2020, revealing that it will need £558.5m from all regulated firms.

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Growth Street sees lack of alternative finance awareness in Wales

April 23, 2019 |

GROWTH Street has warned that Welsh small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are limiting their finance options.

A poll by the peer-to-peer business lender has revealed that only 27 per cent of Welsh businesses have considered a source of business finance other … Read More

SME alternative finance knowledge on the rise

April 15, 2019 |

INCREASING numbers of UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are aware of alternative finance options but peer-to-peer lender Growth Street is warning of a knowledge gap in the Midlands.

The latest annual survey of 2,000 small firms by the business … Read More

Initiative Ireland enters UK P2P market with corporate accounts

April 15, 2019 |

IRISH peer-to-peer property lender Initiative Ireland has entered the UK market.

It will offer corporate lending accounts that let companies back its development projects through a new subsidiary called Initiative Financial Services UK.

The minimum investment for companies will be … Read More

P2PFA data does not reflect ThinCats’ total loanbook

April 12, 2019 |

THE LATEST release of Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) data has shone a light on the diversity of P2P lenders’ business models.

Peer2Peer Finance News was informed last month that ThinCats’ overall loanbook is understated by the P2PFA due to the … Read More

On brand! How P2P lenders are reinventing themselves

April 10, 2019 |

REBRANDS are in fashion among peer-to-peer lenders.

In recent weeks RateSetter has unveiled a new look and website while Welendus is planning a name change.

We look at the key ways P2P lenders are relaunching themselves.

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Platforms call for time extension to Open Banking consents

April 10, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are calling for a change to Open Banking rules to make it easier to access borrowers’ financial data for the duration of a loan term.

Under the current framework of the data-sharing initiative, borrowers can grant alternative lenders … Read More