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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 16, 2018

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Comment & Analysis

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

Time is ripe for first P2P IPO

July 3, 2018 |

THE UK’S biggest peer-to-peer lenders are thought to be gearing up for stock market flotations – a landmark moment in the history of the sector.

Funding Circle is reportedly seeking an initial public offering (IPO) this year, while RateSetter is thought … Read More

To fee or not to fee?

June 28, 2018 |

FEES are easily forgotten amid the excitement of a new investment. But over time, commission costs, service charges, transaction fees, currency conversions and servicing costs can quickly add up.

According to new research from Netwealth, 50 per cent of investors … Read More

What do the P2PFA’s rule changes on data disclosure mean for YOU?

June 28, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending is an industry that prides itself on its transparency, but a significant change this month put its methods of disclosure under the spotlight.

Until this month, members of the self-regulated trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) had … Read More

From ISAs to IPOs! Five game changing moments in P2P

June 25, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER has come a long way from its early days of a few technology firms simply set up to let the public bypass the poor rates and services on offer by the banks and lend to each other.

The ethos … Read More

Collateral collapse has far-reaching ramifications

June 21, 2018 |

Frank Wessely, partner at business advisory firm Quantuma, explains why the peer-to-peer lending industry should be thinking more seriously about platform closures in the wake of Collateral’s collapse

The outcome for investors in Collateral loans remains uncertain. BDO will be reporting … Read More

Platforms shift to auto-lending as demand for diversification rises

June 13, 2018 |

AN INCREASING number of peer-to-peer lending platforms are turning their attention to automated lending as investor demand for simpler and more diversified offerings increases.

Last September, Funding Circle stopped offering manual lending and shifted to an entirely auto-lending model, meaning … Read More

P2P lenders embrace flexible working conditions

May 16, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has helped shake up financial services, but how modern are the industry’s approaches to the workplace?

Many P2P lenders are embracing flexible working, which can include part-time hours, the option to work from home and time off for … Read More

Is there still life left in P2P investment trusts?

April 27, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investment trusts are increasingly getting a boost by moving away from marketplace and direct lending platforms, but investors may be starting to lose patience.

When the first peer-to-peer focused investment trust, P2P Global Investments (P2PGI), launched in 2014, there … Read More

Revealed! The fastest growing P2P platforms for new lending and borrowers

April 24, 2018 |

THE UK’S biggest P2P platforms are helping push lending in the sector beyond £9bn, but where is the actual growth coming from?

Data from the industry’s trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), released last week, showed its eight members … Read More