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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2017

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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

City slickers

May 23, 2017 |

Institutional money already dominates the US peer-to-peer lending market and now it’s making waves in the UK. Is this a natural evolution or is it eroding the true essence of P2P?

There was a time when marketing peer-to-peer lending … Read More

A helping hand

May 22, 2017 |

Brokers and financial advisers have the power to send millions of new lenders and borrowers into the P2P sector, so what’s holding them back?

Depending on who you ask, financial intermediaries are either utterly essential or completely irrelevant to the … Read More

Credit where it’s due

May 18, 2017 |

Commercial finance veteran Adam Tyler speaks to Peer2Peer Finance News about his time at the helm of an industry trade body, his new venture and why small businesses have never had it so good…

Adam Tyler lives and breathes commercial … Read More

Covering all bases

April 25, 2017 |

Insurance has never had much of a place in the P2P sector, but credit insurance promises to deliver that elusive prize: high returns without the risk. Is the P2P sector ready to upend its business model?

Insurance is the enemy … Read More

Investor profile: Calculated risk

April 19, 2017 |

Former pharmaceuticals professional Phil Sloan (pictured), based in the Peak District, invests in over a dozen peer-to-peer lending platforms. He talks to Peer-to-Peer Finance News about when, how and why he become an enthusiastic advocate of the sector…

Phil Sloan’s … Read More