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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 16, 2018

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Comment & Analysis

Are P2P investors better off selling bad loans or relying on recovery?

November 6, 2018 |

LENDY is reportedly in talks with distressed debt investors to sell some of its defaulted loans so investors can get repaid. How common is this approach or should it be considered as another risk of peer-to-peer lending?

P2P property platform Lendy … Read More

How important are bounty hunters to an ICO?

August 23, 2018 |

THE ROLE of bounty hunters in initial coin offerings (ICOs) has been thrown into the spotlight following a dispute over payments made from the EQUI fundraise.

EQUI – co-founded by entrepreneur Baroness Mone and her venture capitalist partner Doug Barrowman … Read More

How P2P plugged the funding gap for small businesses

August 17, 2018 |

BEFORE the global financial crisis, banks were the lender of choice for Britain’s small businesses, and perhaps the only option they would consider.

Since then, banks have become more risk averse and are pulling back from lending in some parts … Read More

When is the best time to market an IFISA?

August 13, 2018 |

A GROWING number of peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders currently face a quandary: should they market their Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) outside of ISA season or simply bide their time?

The IFISA market has grown exponentially over the past 12 months, as … Read More

A Rocky Road

August 10, 2018 |

IN THE TWO YEARS since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) commenced its post-implementation review of the peer-to-peer lending industry, so much has changed. Whereas a mere handful of P2P platforms had full FCA authorisation in 2016, now the vast majority … Read More

How do IFISAs stack up against stocks and shares ISAs?

August 9, 2018 |

IN THE two years since the launch of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) an abundance of options have been made available to investors.

The majority the UK’s peer-to-peer platforms have already launched their own IFISA options and so far more … Read More

P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

August 8, 2018 |

NORTHERN Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of fintech – and peer-to-peer experts are leading the charge.

P2P research firm Orca, P2P-facing broker Clearpath Finance, crowdfunding platform CoFunder … Read More

Motoring ahead

August 8, 2018 |

NEW CAR SALES may be slowing down a little, while environmental concerns over pollution and CO2 emissions are rising, but the UK remains a country demonstrably in love with its motors.

Just look at the numbers – there are no … Read More

Is Your Pension Going to Be Enough?

August 7, 2018 |

The new state pension amounts to £160 per week. This gives men and women of retirement age an annual income of £7,658. This is the full amount – whether you receive this much will depend on your National Insurance record.

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Ranger Direct Lending: What really happened

July 17, 2018 |

AT ITS annual shareholder meeting on 19 June, Ranger Direct Lending (RDL) began the process of winding down its alternative lending fund, just three years after it was launched on the London Stock Exchange.

The previous day, three of the fund’s … Read More