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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Comment & Analysis

Funding Circle nears one-year anniversary of London float

September 17, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle is coming up to its one-year anniversary as a publicly-listed company, after an eventful 12 months which has seen its share price plummet to less than a third of its offer price.

The peer-to-peer business lender began conditional … Read More

Industry blasts “inefficient” IFISA transfer-out process

September 12, 2019 |

THE TRANSFER process for peer-to-peer investors wanting to move funds out of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) to other ISA wrappers has been labelled as “frustrating” and “inefficient” by industry insiders.

Peer2Peer Finance News has previously reported that some building societies … Read More

Foreign firms eyeing P2P market entry

September 11, 2019 |

REGULATORY consultancy Bovill has reported a steady stream of interest from new entrants to the peer-to-peer lending market, particularly from overseas firms.

Frank Brown, managing consultant at Bovill, told Peer2Peer Finance News that while there had been an undeniable slowdown … Read More

RateSetter’s Mario Lupori on the new product range

September 9, 2019 |

RATESETTER recently announced that it will be revamping its product range to reduce liquidity risk for investors. Mario Lupori, chief investments officer at RateSetter, talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the upcoming changes. 

RateSetter announced last week that it would … Read More

P2P sector poised to fill SME funding gap as recession looms

September 2, 2019 |
  • Brexit woes and global trade war raise threat of downturn
  • Alternative lenders “well placed” to capitalise on opportunities
  • But weaker players could fall by wayside

PEER-TO-PEER business lenders are poised to fill the funding gap if high street … Read More

Goldman Sachs boosts foothold in consumer credit market via P2P lenders

August 29, 2019 |

GOLDMAN Sachs is making inroads into European peer-to-peer consumer lending with investments in Lendable and Brocc, despite a slowdown in consumer credit growth.

The US investment bank this month invested an undisclosed amount into Swedish P2P lender Brocc, and in … Read More

How not to lose customers – designing appropriateness tests for P2P

August 27, 2019 |

Financial services regulatory consultancy Bovill explains what P2P platforms need to do in order to comply with new investor marketing rules

Compliance for peer-to-peer lenders is getting harder. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) policy statement outlines new rules covering areas … Read More

New P2P entrants have a ‘second move advantage’

August 20, 2019 |

There are still opportunities for new entrants to the peer-to-peer lending market, as Frank Brown, managing consultant of financial services regulatory consultancy Bovill explains…

Despite action by the regulator and some adverse press coverage, the peer-to-peer lending market is still … Read More

Alternative property lenders make waves over the summer

August 16, 2019 |

THE SUMMER months are typically quieter but things have been hotting up in the alternative property finance sector, with firms launching new products, securing funding lines and expanding geographically.

Here we round up some of the latest developments in the space. 

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What we talk about when we talk about crowdfunding and P2P

August 13, 2019 |

Following Peer2Peer Finance News’ Regulation Breakfast Briefing, UK Crowdfunding Association directors Bruce Davis and Atuksha Poonwassie explain the importance of nimble regulation in a growing sector…

IT HAS BEEN 15 YEARS since the launch of Zopa and nearly 10 years … Read More