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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 24, 2018

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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

Is P2P lending here to stay or is it just a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

April 24, 2018 |

Nicola Horlick, chief executive of Money&Co and Lauren Lee, managing associate on the finance litigation team at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, assess the future of peer-to-peer lending

Prior to the economic crash in 2008, the vast majority (estimated at 91 … Read More

Open Banking: What you need to know

March 26, 2018 |

Myles Stephenson, chief executive at business payment solutions provider Modulr, delves into the fine print of Open Banking regulations 

It is two months since the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) was drafted into national law in some EU member states.

One … Read More

International Women’s Day: What’s stopping women investing?

March 8, 2018 |

On International Women’s Day, Sarah Chapple (pictured), head of client engagement at direct lending specialist BondMason, asks what’s causing the investment gender gap

Between 1998 and 2013 the number of working mothers who were household breadwinners rose by over 80 per … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part four

March 7, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property investing is a popular way to earn decent interest with the added security of bricks and mortar should things go wrong, and now many of those returns can be earned tax-free using an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Many … Read More

P2P default forecasts are rising, but should investors worry?

February 22, 2018 |

DEFAULT forecasts across some of the main consumer peer-to-peer lending platforms have begun ticking up.

At the same time lenders have faced pressure to keep borrower rates lower to compete with cheaper loan pricing among banks and building societies.

So … Read More

What a difference a tax year makes! P2P platforms pile in to the IFISA market

February 7, 2018 |

THE INNOVATIVE Finance ISA (IFISA) market looks vastly different as ISA season approaches compared with this time last year.

Just a handful of peer-to-peer platforms had full Financial Conduct Authority approval in time to launch an IFISA product in April … Read More

RateSetter is latest P2P lender to see merits of specialising

January 29, 2018 |

MAJOR peer-to-peer lenders are exiting segments of the business financing market in order to establish themselves as the leading provider in their chosen sector.

RateSetter said last Monday it was exiting the unsecured business loans market so that its commercial … Read More