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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 24, 2018

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M&A: The real deal

March 23, 2018 |

After years of speculation, M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector has failed to materialise. Peer2Peer Finance News finds out why it’s taking so long 

Traditionally, as a new market matures it becomes ripe for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but the … Read More

The role of retail

March 23, 2018 |

Individual investors are the lifeblood of the peer-to-peer lending industry. But will they get pushed aside by City institutions as platforms pursue serious scale? 

Retail investors are the foundation on which today’s thriving peer-to-peer lending industry was built. The whole … Read More

The good life

March 23, 2018 |

Folk2Folk chief executive Giles Cross is on a mission to boost rural economies through peer-to-peer lending. He speaks to Peer2Peer Finance News about Folkonomics, the crime of faceless money and what a good day’s work means to him…

Barely a … Read More

Leading by design

March 19, 2018 |

Crowd2Fund was one of the first platforms to offer the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) and still retains a dominant share of all IFISA funds. Founder and chief executive Chris Hancock explains why simplicity is the key to the company’s success

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Keeping the ‘peer’ in peer-to-peer lending

March 19, 2018 |

Richard Luxmore, director at property-backed peer-to-peer lender FundingSecure, explains why the retail investor is at the heart of their offering

THE ENTIRE concept of peer-to-peer lending is about individuals borrowing from their peers, being someone’s equal in terms of rank … Read More


March 19, 2018 |

Phil Reynolds, managing director of Newable Lending, explains how investors can Brexit-proof their portfolios by lending to SMEs

IT’S THE question on every investor’s lips: How do you Brexit-proof your portfolio? And Newable Lending – the recently-launched business lending platform … Read More

The perfect fit

March 19, 2018 |

Raja Daswani, head of Hong Kong-based bespoke tailor Raja Fashions, explains why women’s suits are more popular than ever – and why every woman should have a ‘four-piece’ of her own

BESPOKE SUITS were once synonymous with male professionals, but … Read More

Why cryptocurrencies are set to disrupt P2P lending

March 19, 2018 |

Richard Gill, compliance officer at business crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels, explains why regulation of the cryptocurrency sector will benefit investors and peer-to-peer lenders alike

Over the past few months the crowdfunding/peer-to-peer lending industry has seen yet another wave of … Read More

Everything you always wanted to know about tax but were afraid to ask

February 12, 2018 |

THE UK tax code is reportedly 12 times the size of the King James Bible at more than 10 million words, and while not all is relevant to peer-to-peer platforms and investors, there is plenty that baffles the sector.

Tax … Read More

IFISAs: The long road

February 9, 2018 |

With the industry’s largest lenders now offering the Innovative Finance ISA, surely the tax wrapper will cement its status in the mainstream investment space this year? We provide an update on the product’s process

IT IS hoped that the 2017-18 … Read More