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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2017

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Crystal clear

September 8, 2017 |

Transparency is pivotal to peer-to-peer lending. But can you have too much of a good thing? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending been built on a promise of transparency: question any platform founder and chances are that the desire to be more open and … Read More

New frontiers

September 6, 2017 |

There’s no-one better placed to discuss the rise of peer-to-peer lending than Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews (pictured). The industry veteran talks to Andrew Saunders about regulation, Brexit and why this is the most exciting time for Zopa…

“It’s the most … Read More

Small is beautiful

August 18, 2017 |

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy – and of many peer-to-peer lenders. The Federation of Small Businesses’ policy director Martin McTague (pictured) talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the funding gap, Brexit and “corporate bullying”…

IT’S NOT … Read More

From disruptors to dealmakers

August 16, 2017 |

THE MOST significant M&A deals don’t always manage to grab the headlines. The business pages are packed with analyses of multi-billion dollar mergers or failed acquisitions, and the so-called 50 per cent failure rate is ominously cited any time there … Read More

Playing by the rules

August 4, 2017 |

The peer-to-peer lending industry is waiting with baited breath for the reg­ulator’s full report from its review into the sector. Will its outcome herald a new era for P2P, or just new hurdles to overcome?

It is often said that … Read More

The next evolution

July 18, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer focused investment trusts have had mixed fortunes since their fruition, with some adapting their business models as a result. With many P2P platforms showing stratospheric growth, are the sector’s funds falling behind?

THE PEER-TO-PEER SECTOR has changed dramatically in … Read More

Taxing times: P2P’s perspective on HMRC guidance

July 11, 2017 |

TAX IS a fragmented issue in the peer-to-peer space. It is investors’ own responsibility to declare earnings with HMRC – which could appear as a fairly common scenario within the financial sector.

However, the vast diversity of P2P business models, … Read More

Taking the lead

July 6, 2017 |

Ex-regulator Christine Farnish isn’t scared of a little competition – in fact, she relishes it. The chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association talks about risk, red tape and why this is such an exciting time for the peer-to-peer finance industry

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Investor profile: Spread your bets

June 19, 2017 |

In some ways, Matthew Dodd is not your typical peer-to-peer investor. Many of the industry’s earliest adopters were nearing retirement age, attracted to the higher yields that P2P could offer as a means of boosting their pension pots.

But Dodd, … Read More

This time it’s personal: the state of consumer lending in P2P

June 14, 2017 |

Consumer lending is the essence of peer-to-peer finance, but low interest rates and warnings of a debt bubble have taken the gloss off the sector. Can personal loan-focused platforms continue to thrive in the current climate?

In the peer-to-peer industry, … Read More