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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 17, 2018

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Posts By Marc Shoffman

Younger P2P investors least likely to raid their portfolio

January 16, 2018 |

YOUNGER peer-to-peer investors are less likely to want to access their portfolio, research suggests.

Analysts at the European P2P lender Robo.cash studied the volume of investment, the quantity and size of deposits and withdrawals of funds from the platform over … Read More

Landbay eases stress tests for portfolio landlords

January 16, 2018 |

LANDBAY has altered its stress tests for portfolio landlords applying for buy-to-let loans on the platforms.

The buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender will now require rents to cover 125 per cent of the mortgage at an interest rate of five per cent, … Read More

Getting down to business

January 15, 2018 |

Business lending is now the largest segment of peer-to-peer finance in the UK, but fierce competition for good-quality borrowers means the platforms have their work cut out. Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the industry’s plans to stay ahead of the … Read More

Zopa to launch income verification tool using Open Banking

January 15, 2018 |

ZOPA is set to launch a new income verification tool for borrowers as part of its first foray into Open Banking.

The peer-to-peer lending giant, which is building its own Open Banking infrastructure, says loan applicants will be able to … Read More

Money saving app in talks to include P2P in Open Banking offering

January 15, 2018 |

AN APP that helps users monitor forgotten direct debits and avoid going into their overdrafts has been authorised to access Open Banking and is now in talks to include peer-to-peer lenders in its proposition.

The Emma app, which aims to … Read More

Ranger Direct defaults increase in third quarter

January 12, 2018 |

THE PERCENTAGE of overdue or defaulted loans in the Ranger Direct Lending investment trust portfolio ticked up in the third quarter, with most still coming from its property exposure.

A portfolio update from the alternative-finance focused fund, representing performance in … Read More

P2P lenders gear up for Open Banking launch

January 12, 2018 |

MAJOR peer-to-peer lenders are beginning to get their propositions in order as the Open Banking customer data sharing initiative goes live on Saturday.

Under the new rules, the nine banks with the largest market share are required to adopt and … Read More

Car crash or car cash: The challenges facing P2P lenders in motor finance

January 11, 2018 |

TWO OF the largest peer-to-peer lenders have identified the car finance market as an area for growth, but how smooth is the road ahead?

Leasing, personal contract plans, hire purchase and personal contract hire have become popular ways to purchase … Read More

Crowdstacker joins the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

January 11, 2018 |

CROWDSTACKER has joined the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), becoming the self-regulated trade body’s eighth member.

The business lending P2P platform will be represented by chief executive Karteek Patel (pictured).

“The P2PFA plays an increasingly important role as our industry expands … Read More

Folk2Folk makes its IFISA available for transfers

January 10, 2018 |

FOLK2FOLK has opened its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) up to transfers for new and existing investors.

The peer-to-peer business lender will now allow savers and investors to move money across from old cash ISAs or by cashing out of a … Read More