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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2017

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Comment & Analysis

Personal data: Handle with care

July 20, 2017 |

Jonathan Segal (pictured), partner at law firm Fox Williams, delves into the upcoming changes to data rules that peer-to-peer lenders should be aware of…

In this increasingly data driven world, personal data is becoming ever more valuable. But every valuable … Read More

Navigating a complex market

July 12, 2017 |

Stephen Findlay, chief executive of peer-to-peer investment manager BondMason, explains why lending is the new investing

Despite being around for many years, direct lending, which also encompasses peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has only recently been recognised as a mainstream asset class. … Read More

A guide to P2P property investment

July 7, 2017 |

Property is a popular area of specialisation among peer-to-peer platforms, and gives investors access to higher-yielding opportunities. However, there are a few elements to bear in mind when allocating to the segment, CapitalRise’s founder Alex Michelin says, as he helps investors … Read More

Five things that SMEs can do to boost productivity

June 23, 2017 |

TIME is money, particularly when you are running a small business. Just one error or unexpected issue can cost you a whole day’s turnover, and these losses quickly add up over time. With inflation at a four-year high and wage … Read More

How has the P2P sector fared in the year since the Brexit vote?

June 23, 2017 |

IT IS often said that a week is a long time in politics, so there has been plenty of scope for change in the 12 months since the controversial vote to leave the European Union.

The peer-to-peer lending sector has … Read More

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