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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 18, 2017

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Posts By Marc Shoffman

IFISAs: The golden ticket

November 17, 2017 |

The Innovative Finance ISA may have got off to a slow start, but its potential for the peer-to-peer lending industry is immense. Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the past, present and future of the tax wrapper

THE Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

London’s fintech crown under threat as workers look elsewhere

November 17, 2017 |

TECHNOLOGY professionals in London are more likely to search for jobs outside of the capital than other types of candidates, putting the city’s status as a fintech hub at risk, Indeed claims.

The job posting website has revealed that the … Read More

Lending Works urges chancellor to dig deeper for tech

November 17, 2017 |

THE CHANCELLOR has a chance to “dig a little deeper” to support the tech sector in his Budget next week, Lending Works has said.

The peer-to-peer platform has given its backing to the government’s financial support for the tech sector … Read More

How does LendInvest’s buy-to-let offering stack up to P2P rivals?

November 16, 2017 |

BUY-TO-LET lenders have fresh competition as LendInvest has launched a mortgage product aimed at professional landlords.

The specialist mortgage lender is using institutional funding secured from Citi to support the product, meaning it can originate far larger loans than its peer-to-peer … Read More

VPC takes majority stake in online lender Borro

November 16, 2017 |

VICTORY Park Capital Specialty Lending (VPC) has continued its expansion into balance sheet lending by upping its investment in online secured lender Borro.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust now has the largest stake in the firm, which provides loans secured … Read More

Government unveils financial package to support tech

November 15, 2017 |

THE GOVERNMENT has given a £21m boost to a technology programme that has supported firms such as Zopa and Funding Circle as part of a range of measures to boost the tech sector.

The funding will make Tech City UK … Read More

Government urged to create ISA aimed at SMEs

November 15, 2017 |

THE government is being urged to establish a tax-free ISA wrapper to support small businesses.

Aldermore is calling for the establishment of an entrepreneur ISA that could follow a a similar model to the Help to Buy ISA (HISA) but … Read More

Assetz Capital appoints north west relationship director

November 14, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has continued its recruitment spree with the appointment of Mark Roberts (pictured) as north west relationship director.

Roberts joins from Goldcrest Finance and will be based at the business peer-to-peer platform’s new Manchester headquarters.

He will be responsible … Read More

Ranger Direct expects further write-downs in Argon dispute

November 14, 2017 |

RANGER Direct Lending (RDL) is expecting its net asset value (NAV) to be pulled down by around four per cent after its Princeton fund holding announced it was setting aside more money to cover losses in bankrupt direct lending platform … Read More

P2PGI sells off “significant” stake of US loans

November 13, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER investment trust P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) said it has sold off a “significant proportion” of its US consumer loans as it continues its shift from the region and towards secured assets.

The London-listed investment trust said in a stock … Read More