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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 22, 2018

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Posts By Tim Evershed

First-time house buyers consider alternative finance options

April 18, 2018 |

ALMOST half of first-time property buyers in the UK are considering using alternative finance to help raise a deposit, according to new research.

The research conducted by high street bank Santander found that more than 40 per cent of first-time … Read More

The House Crowd raises over £1m in 24 hours

April 18, 2018 |

PROPERTY peer-to-peer lending platform The House Crowd raised a record £1.3m in just 24 hours for housing developments in Greater Manchester.

This is the first time that the Manchester-based firm has raised over £1m in one day.

£1.2m of the funds raised … Read More

Inflation falls again but pressures remain

April 18, 2018 |

UK INFLATION fell for the second month in a row but pressures remain on savers, investors and businesses.

Official for National Statistics (ONS) data, released on Wednesday, showed that the consumer prices index (CPI) grew by 2.5 per cent in … Read More

European loan sales hit record high in 2017

April 17, 2018 |

SALES of European loans reached a record high of €144bn (£124.3bn) last year, according to research from Deloitte.

The big four accountancy firm said activity in the European loan portfolio market during the second half of the year reached €104bn. … Read More

Assetz Capital partners with Positive Lending for commercial mortgages

April 17, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending platform Assetz Capital is aiming to boost its commercial mortgage lending through a partnership with specialist packager Positive Lending.

Assetz Capital, which recently announced 3,000 investors had started the process of setting up an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

Infrastructure and energy crowd bond platform launched

April 17, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer crowd bond platform has launched, offering investors opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

The Amberside Asset Lending Platform (ALP) will invest in high-yielding private debt in infrastructure projects, including solar parks, grid support facilities and hydroponics projects.

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Ethical lender Triodos raises over £7m on its crowdfunding site

April 16, 2018 |

ETHICAL lender and investor Triodos Bank has successfully raised over £7m on its crowdfunding platform.

The company, which only lends money to businesses deemed to be making a positive, social and cultural impact, launched its Triodos Crowdfunding brand in January.

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Security concerns remain major stumbling block for Open Banking

April 16, 2018 |

CONSUMER concerns over digital security are a major stumbling block for Open Banking, according to new research.

A survey by banking software provider Crealogix Group showed that 46 per cent of consumers are concerned about the security implications of Open … Read More

Consumer spending drops to lowest level in over five years

April 16, 2018 |

UK CONSUMER spending dropped to its lowest level in over five years during the first quarter of this year, new data shows.

Visa’s UK consumer spending index has revealed a worsening decline in March with household spending down 2.1 per … Read More

UK VC investment drops but fintech remains star performer

April 11, 2018 |

UK FINTECH start-ups continued to attract investment from venture capital (VC) firms in the first quarter of this year even though overall funding across all sectors has dropped, according to research from big four accountants KPMG.

Overall VC investment into UK … Read More