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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 18, 2017

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Comment & Analysis

Provision funds are still alive and well in P2P

October 31, 2017 |

THE UK’S oldest peer-to-peer lender is getting set to withdraw its provision fund but there are still platforms that investors can choose if they feel more comfortable with a safety net in place.

Zopa has announced it will wind down … Read More

Is an IFISA-inspired boom coming to the P2P sector?

October 24, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported yet another quarter of increased lending among members in the sector, and the figures show just how beneficial ISA manager status can be.

P2P platforms offering Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) have previously said … Read More

Brave new world

October 6, 2017 |

Peter Renton (pictured), chairman and co-founder of the LendIt Conference, explains why alternative lending is seeking a new identity

The alternative lending industry is at an interesting inflection point right now in Europe. It has moved on from being a … Read More

How can the P2P sector win over advisers?

October 5, 2017 |

CONSUMER interest in peer-to-peer lending has never been higher but so far financial advisers have been reluctant to recommend it to their clients.

A recent survey by P2P research firm Orca found only 20 per cent of IFAs were currently … Read More

Is the P2P sector prepared for a downturn?

October 5, 2017 |

RISING inflation, a squeeze on consumer spending power and Brexit uncertainty have raised questions about the peer-to-peer lending market’s ability to weather an economic downturn.

Recent figures show UK households have suffered the longest decline in real income for almost … Read More

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