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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2017

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Want to invest in property? Then take a look at these peer-to-peer platforms

September 22, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER allows investors to put their money into all sorts of different loans, from those to individuals looking to buy a new car or kitchen to businesses looking to fund their expansion plans.

There are now a host of platforms … Read More

Bonds grow in popularity due to IFISA wrapper

September 19, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER sector may be more associated with loans but its investors are becoming equally attracted to bonds.

Crowd bonds, such as those offered by Abundance and Downing, are already popular among investors and these platforms have reported a boost … Read More

Accountants emerge as potential “kingmakers” for P2P business lending

September 13, 2017 |

ACCOUNTANTS could have a much larger role to play as introducers between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), investors and peer-to-peer lending platforms, industry insiders have claimed.

A number of P2P lenders and accountants have told Peer2Peer Finance News that accountants … Read More

Has P2P gone mainstream?

September 12, 2017 |

It has been one year since Peer2Peer Finance News launched, becoming the UK’s first dedicated peer-to-peer lending magazine. And in hindsight, the launch of the industry’s first trade mag was the first sign that P2P was moving away from its … Read More

One year today! A note from the founder Suzie Neuwirth

September 12, 2017 |

It was one year ago today that the Peer2Peer Finance News website went live, marking the official launch of the magazine after months of preparation and research. This has been my first business venture and I’d gone with my gut … Read More

From regulation to securitisation, a year in the life of Peer2Peer Finance News

September 12, 2017 |

It has been a busy and at times frantic first year at Peer2Peer Finance News. Here are some of the key moments of the past 12 months.

September 2016 Peer2Peer Finance News launched just a month after interest rates had been … Read More

The case for manual lending

September 4, 2017 |

Stuart Law (pictured), chief executive of Assetz Capital, argues why manual lending should remain an important part of P2P

By its very nature, peer-to-peer finance should be in every way more transparent than the traditional banking market has come to … Read More

How do you invest yours? The P2P platforms offering auto-bid or manual lending

September 1, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s upcoming shift away from manual lending will soon mean the three biggest peer-to-peer lenders in the UK only offer auto-bid options, but there is still plenty of choice for investors still looking to self-select their loans.

The manual … Read More

Fintech Wars: Could Germany steal the UK’s fintech crown?

August 25, 2017 |

LONDON is often referred to as the fintech hub of Europe, but Germany could be catching up.

In June, the Deutsche Boerse launched its own “fintech hub” initiative in Frankfurt, with the aim of attracting young talent from across the … Read More

Autobid vs manual: Which is truly P2P?

August 22, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s decision to get rid of its popular manual bidding function has re-opened the debate into autobid vs manual marketplace lending. Despite promising higher overall returns, some investors have complained that autobidding removes some of their choice, making it … Read More