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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 27, 2017

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How important is a P2P platform’s Twitter following?

April 24, 2017 |

TWITTER is often a go-to source to build a crowd and communicate directly with consumers but does a big following necessarily mean more business?

Of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) members, Funding Circle’s UK Twitter account has the largest number of … Read More

A golden opportunity

April 24, 2017 |

Atuksha Poonwassie, co-founder of property crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platform Simple Backing and director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, delves into the potential and pitfalls of the Innovative Finance ISA

First of all, it should be noted that the introduction … Read More

P2P lenders eschew Silicon Roundabout

April 18, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending may be one of the central elements of the UK’s burgeoning fintech sector but the majority of platforms seem to be eschewing the government’s much flaunted Silicon Roundabout as a base.

The area around Old Street and Shoreditch in … Read More

Cash incentives remain popular P2P marketing tool

April 12, 2017 |

WHILE platforms step up their quest to attract new borrowers, many are still looking to entice investors as well, as cashback offers and new client incentives continue to play a role in their marketing strategies.

Even the more established players … Read More

Are robo P2P services worth the extra money?

March 27, 2017 |

Investors opting to have their loans automatically allocated can earn up to double the returns using a robo-service, but will need to put more money at risk, research shows.

Platforms such as Zopa and RateSetter that automatically allocate loans, or … Read More

This fund manager weighs up P2P and direct lending funds

March 24, 2017 |

Ben Conway (pictured), senior fund manager at Hawksmoor Fund Managers, examines the risks and rewards of the alternative finance sector…

A mixture of more conservative bank management teams retrenching to lower risk business after the financial crisis and more onerous regulations … Read More

Opportunity of a lifetime

March 15, 2017 |

There is a huge pool of potential borrowers just waiting to be unlocked by peer-to-peer lenders, says Angus Dent, chief executive of ArchOver…

Just because a business applies for a peer-to-peer loan, it should not be assumed automatically that it must … Read More

P2P platforms ready to step up their game to attract new borrowers

March 6, 2017 |

RECENT moves by peer-to-peer lenders to cap new money transfers have highlighted an imbalance between an influx of interest from yield-hungry investors and demand from borrowers.

Historically low interest rates and rising inflation continue to push consumers into P2P lending as … Read More

P2P lenders see value in branch networks

March 3, 2017 |

BANKS may be closing branches up and down the country, but peer-to-peer lenders are recognising the benefits of having a local presence.

Research by consumer watchdog Which? found that more than 1,000 branches of the main high street lenders … Read More

P2P regulation: Uncertain times

February 17, 2017 |

Emily Reid, partner and Aine McEleney, associate at Hogan Lovells International LLP, analyse the regulatory landscape for peer-to-peer lending

The P2P lending market has seen dramatic growth in recent years, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) estimating that the £500m … Read More