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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2018

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Posts By Tim Evershed

AI investing better value than financial advisers

July 18, 2018 |

AUTOMATICALLY investing through an artificial intelligence (AI) feature is better value than using traditional financial advisers, according to Crowd2Fund.

The peer-to-peer lender said that financial advisers can be expensive as they often charge hefty wealth management fees.

By contrast, Crowd2Fund … Read More

BTL remortgages rocket despite fall in transaction volumes

July 17, 2018 |

THE VOLUME of buy-to-let (BTL) remortgages has risen by almost a third over the last quarter, according to new research from LendInvest.

The online mortgage lender’s latest Buy-to-Let Index report showed that overall transaction volume growth has slowed by as … Read More

Basset & Gold teams up with Premier League’s West Ham

July 16, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER and direct lending specialist Basset & Gold will sponsor Premier League football club West Ham United next season.

Basset & Gold will become West Ham’s Official Investment Partner for the 2018/19 football season and will sponsor the team’s shirt sleeves.

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FCA chair: Fintech brings social benefits

July 11, 2018 |

FINTECH is opening up finance to previously excluded groups, showing that Big Data can be both profitable and socially beneficial, according to the chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

In a speech delivered at the Reuters Newsmaker event in … Read More

Zopa joins Women in Finance Charter

July 11, 2018 |

ZOPA has become the final member of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer platforms to sign up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

The Treasury has announced that a further 67 companies have signed up to the Charter, which aims to … Read More

New P2P property lender gets FCA clearance

July 10, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer property lending platform has been given the go-ahead by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Oblix Capital Technologies, which currently offers bridging and development loans in the property sector, said the new platform would supplement its appetite for … Read More

Kuflink passes £20m lending landmark

July 10, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property platform Kuflink has passed the £20m investment landmark since launching two years ago, the firm has announced.

Kuflink was launched in 2016 and provides buy-to-let, development and bridging loans.

The platform gained full Financial Conduct Authority regulation in … Read More

Funding expert joins ThinCats

July 9, 2018 |

THINCATS has continued its expansion with the addition of funding expert Ben Kimball to cover the Yorkshire area.

Kimball brings 15 years of banking experience, including positions at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays, to the … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

Banks complacent in face of fintech challenge

July 4, 2018 |

TRADITIONAL banks are being complacent in the face of the rising competition from fintech firms, according to an EU regulator.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published two reports as part of its new Fintech Roadmap Initiative, looking at the impact … Read More