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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 17, 2018

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Lack of communication holding back trust in Open Banking

January 12, 2018 |

THE success of Open Banking depends on the financial services sector’s ability to earn consumers’ trust, but a lack of communication about the legislation’s benefits means this could be an uphill battle.

Research shows there is still a lot of … 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

2018: The survival of the fittest for P2P lenders?

December 21, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector has seen little M&A activity to date and few platform closures. But could all that change in 2018?

Last year saw a number of platforms complete funding rounds to strengthen their balance sheets and provide finance … Read More

The biggest P2P funding deals of 2017

December 19, 2017 |

INSTITUTIONS have become an important source of finance in the peer-to-peer sector and interest from organisations such as state-backed banks and asset managers has grown during 2017.

The latest Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) report on the industry found … Read More

Banks yet to pass on the full interest rate rise, but how does P2P compare?

December 5, 2017 |

BANKS have partially begun increasing the returns on their savings products in response to last month’s interest rate rise, but savers aren’t getting the full benefit, data shows.

Research by financial comparison website Moneyfacts shows that mainstream banks have started … Read More

Will P2P lenders stick or twist as personal loan rates rise?

December 4, 2017 |

PERSONAL loan rates have begun ticking back up from their record lows, but how have peer-to-peer lenders been responding to the changing consumer borrowing market?

In recent years personal loan rates have fallen to below three per cent as banks … Read More

Provision funds are still alive and well in P2P

October 31, 2017 |

THE UK’S oldest peer-to-peer lender is getting set to withdraw its provision fund but there are still platforms that investors can choose if they feel more comfortable with a safety net in place.

Zopa has announced it will wind down … Read More

Is an IFISA-inspired boom coming to the P2P sector?

October 24, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported yet another quarter of increased lending among members in the sector, and the figures show just how beneficial ISA manager status can be.

P2P platforms offering Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) have previously said … Read More

Brave new world

October 6, 2017 |

Peter Renton (pictured), chairman and co-founder of the LendIt Conference, explains why alternative lending is seeking a new identity

The alternative lending industry is at an interesting inflection point right now in Europe. It has moved on from being a … Read More

How can the P2P sector win over advisers?

October 5, 2017 |

CONSUMER interest in peer-to-peer lending has never been higher but so far financial advisers have been reluctant to recommend it to their clients.

A recent survey by P2P research firm Orca found only 20 per cent of IFAs were currently … Read More