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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 22, 2017

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The investor’s ISA guide

June 22, 2017 |

ISAs have been around for nearly 20 years now but with more choice, greater freedom and bigger allowances has come more confusion, says Proplend’s chief executive Brian Bartaby, as he sets out to dispel some of the uncertainty here…

You … Read More

Bruce Davis: Election result is a boost for democratic finance

June 12, 2017 |

Bruce Davis (pictured), director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and co-founder of Abundance and Zopa, argues that the election result is good news for P2P

Whatever your politics, peer-to-peer and crowdfunding should celebrate the win for democracy last Thursday.

Feels good doesn’t … Read More

P2P lenders stay away from apps

June 8, 2017 |

APPS may be seen by some as a vital tool for any fintech business but peer-to-peer lenders have largely avoided this area so far.

Of the biggest UK P2P players, only Funding Circle has an app for investors, while Zopa … Read More

Payments are pivotal

June 6, 2017 |

Myles Stephenson (pictured), chief executive of business payment solutions provider Modulr, explains why investing in new payments technology is essential for the growth of P2P…

If you look at the growth rates, the future looks bright for peer-to-peer finance providers. … Read More

Tax guidance unclear on secondary market trades

June 5, 2017 |

SECONDARY markets where peer-to-peer loans can be sold at a premium or discount are at risk of falling into the taxman’s definition of a trading activity, rather than an investment.

On the whole, the practice is compliant with current regulations … Read More

General Election 2017: What do the main party political manifestos hold for P2P and fintech?

May 18, 2017 |

BREXIT, social care, the NHS and the housing market are perhaps the key buzzwords of the general election campaign, but is peer-to-peer or fintech getting a look in?

The three main parties have released their manifestos this week, with none … Read More

The evolving regulatory framework

May 16, 2017 |

Peter Wilson, senior associate in the financial services regulatory group at law firm Taylor Wessing, explains why the Financial Conduct Authority’s scrutiny is good for the sector

The global economy is still rehabilitating following the financial crisis. … Read More

P2P trusts reap rewards from changing focus

May 12, 2017 |

TWO of the biggest peer-to-peer investment trusts are finding better returns since shifting from traditional P2P lending or altering their strategy.

VPC Specialty Lending Investments posted its best returns for eight months during March with a net asset value (NAV) … Read More

FCA approval is no longer a three-horse race

May 11, 2017 |

AFTER an arduous 18-month process, Zopa became the first of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer platforms to gain full approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Thursday, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

The long-awaited … Read More

Attack of the killer bugs: P2P lenders are investing in IT to stay ahead

May 5, 2017 |

ROBUST technology is more important than ever, say peer-to-peer lending platforms, as they invest in their systems to maintain their advantage over traditional financial services players.

A number of firms are developing new technologies in order to improve their customer … Read More