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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 18, 2019

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Posts By Suzie Neuwirth

New P2P lender aims to disrupt the credit card market

February 18, 2019 |

A NEW peer-to-peer lender is set to launch with the aim of disrupting the credit card market.

Elfin Market will offer consumers a line of credit with the same flexibility as a credit card but with much lower interest rates.

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Does the P2P industry need advisers to market the IFISA?

February 18, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending professionals are divided on the necessity of attracting independent financial advisers (IFAs) as part of their marketing strategy.

At a recent roundtable event held by Peer2Peer Finance News, supported by Kuflink, industry stakeholders discussed the challenges and opportunities … Read More

ThinCats secures first funding line from British Business Bank

February 18, 2019 |

THINCATS has joined a select group of peer-to-peer lenders that have received funding commitments from the British Business Bank (BBB).

The peer-to-peer business lender unveiled the new £20m funding line on Monday, which will be provided by British Business Investments … Read More

IFISA guide: Property loans

February 15, 2019 |

This month, we provide details on some of the property-focused IFISAs on the market.

CapitalRise

CapitalRise provides loans for development projects, mostly in Prime Central London. Investors self-select their loans and projects and can earn average interest rates of 10 … Read More

SMEs look to alternative funders in case of no-deal Brexit

February 15, 2019 |

SMALL businesses are looking at alternative lenders to solve their cashflow issues in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) funding platform Swoop.

Andrea Reynolds, chief executive and co-founder of Swoop, told Peer2Peer Finance … Read More

Landbay steps up retail marketing in 2019

February 13, 2019 |

LANDBAY is renewing its focus on the retail investor in 2019 and is also looking to diversify its array of institutional funders.

The buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender has spent the last 18 months focused on scaling up the business, boosted by … Read More

Editor’s letter: The fintech sector needs to recognise women on their own merits

February 11, 2019 |

LAST year, I was unable to take up a position on a panel at an industry event.

On informing the organisers, I was asked if I could suggest a woman to take my place. There was an implicit understanding that … Read More

Awareness of P2P rises among smaller firms

February 11, 2019 |

SMALLER businesses’ awareness of peer-to-peer lending increased slightly last year, although the growth of the alternative finance market slowed, a new report reveals.

The British Business Bank launched its annual Small Business Finance Markets report on Monday. It found that … Read More

The Money Platform shifts focus to ‘underserved’ millennial borrowers

February 8, 2019 |

THE MONEY Platform has pivoted its borrower focus to millennials, which its chief executive says are an underserved segment of the lending market.

Joshua Graham told Peer2Peer Finance News that the peer-to-peer short-term lender is now lending almost exclusively to … Read More

Assetz co-founder launches fintech consultancy

February 8, 2019 |

ASSETZ Capital co-founder Andrew Holgate has launched a new fintech consultancy, with a particular focus on online lenders.

Equitivo aims to fill a gap in the market by providing specialist advice for new and growing fintechs. Its services concentrate on … Read More