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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 26, 2018

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Posts By Michael Turner

Rising interest rates tipped to boost P2P returns

April 20, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investors are expected to see better returns once the Bank of England follows through with its long-awaited series of interest rate rises, according to Lending Works.

The P2P platform said in a blog post that when the Bank of … Read More

Honeycomb share sale proves sweet for investors

April 20, 2018 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust sailed through its latest fundraising on Thursday to raise gross proceeds of £100m from a share sale, brushing off concerns about an unorthodox approach to the equity issuance.

The alternative-finance focused fund placed 9.52m shares at £10.50 … Read More

P2P Global Investments brings UK banking expert on board

April 20, 2018 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI) has brought in UK finance veteran David Fisher as an independent non-executive director.

Fisher received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority on Thursday to join the £833m alternative finance-focused investment trust’s board, bringing a wealth of … Read More

More millennials building property portfolios with crowdfunding

April 19, 2018 |

AN INCREASING number of millennials are investing via crowdfunding to get exposure to the property market, according to research from Shojin Property Partners.

The property crowdfunding platform said on Thursday that it has seen a 20 per cent increase in … Read More

Government urged to help small homebuilders access alternative finance

April 19, 2018 |

THE UK government is not doing enough to encourage small- and medium-sized (SME) property investors and developers to access alternative financing, according to a new report by specialist property lender LendInvest.

In the report released on Thursday, called Putting Finance … Read More

Landbay raises £1.6m in latest Seedrs funding round

April 19, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lender Landbay has raised £1.6m in its sixth round of equity crowdfunding on the Seedrs platform, as the company reaffirms its ambition to become profitable by the end of the year.

Landbay, which specialises in buy-to-let mortgages, caught the … Read More

BondMason set to unveil range of bonds

April 16, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investor BondMason is planning to issue a series of bonds with one to three-year maturities after raising £1.85m in equity funding, the company’s chief executive told Peer2Peer Finance News.

Stephen Findlay (pictured), said BondMason plans on offering bonds with … Read More

UK rate rise could spell trouble for some P2P platforms

April 9, 2018 |

PRESSURE is mounting on the Bank of England to raise interest rates, but the chief executive of peer-to-peer lender Blend Network says this could be a problem for platforms offering lower yields.

The central bank held the base rate at … Read More

Crowdstacker drops loan sale fee

March 22, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Crowdstacker has ditched its charge for transfers, meaning investors no longer pay any fees for using the platform.

Until now, investors had to pay £15 to transfer their loan to other lenders if they wanted to get … Read More

Open Banking prompts UK fintechs to reassess collaboration partners

March 22, 2018 |

UK FINTECH firms are embracing Open Banking and are reconsidering who they collaborate with as a result, new research claims.

A report from accountancy firm EY, released on Thursday, found that 59 per cent of UK fintech firms see Open Banking … Read More