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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 23, 2018

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Incomes will start rising next year for all but the JAMs

February 22, 2018 |

FAMILY incomes are expected to start slowly rising again next year, but those “just about managing” (JAMs) could face three years of stagnating living standards, research suggests.

The Resolution Foundation’s annual living standards outlook found that the post-EU referendum period … Read More

Londoners seeking the biggest short-term loans

February 22, 2018 |

PEOPLE living in London are requesting some of the biggest high-cost short-term loans in the UK, analysis reveals.

Londoners made a total of 5,709 high-cost short-term loan requests in January at an average value of £346.

The number of loan … Read More

P2P default forecasts are rising, but should investors worry?

February 22, 2018 |

DEFAULT forecasts across some of the main consumer peer-to-peer lending platforms have begun ticking up.

At the same time lenders have faced pressure to keep borrower rates lower to compete with cheaper loan pricing among banks and building societies.

So … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part three

February 22, 2018 |

INVESTORS wishing to invest tax-efficiently in peer-to-peer business loans have a wide variety of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) to choose from.

On Wednesday, we looked at four IFISAs that enable people to lend to the UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises … Read More

Initiative Ireland calls for more support for housebuilding

February 21, 2018 |

THE PLATFORM behind Ireland’s largest peer-to-peer loan to date has called for more support for property developments in the country, as research shows four times more houses need to be built in 2018 than in 2017 to match demand.

A … Read More

Most SMEs unable to access funding for growth

February 21, 2018 |

MORE than half (55 per cent) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are unable to access the funding they need to grow, a survey suggests.

The main hindering factor is a lack of education or understanding of … Read More

P2P lending to form part of inquiry into SME finance

February 21, 2018 |

POLITICIANS are going to consider the availability and uptake of peer-to-peer lending as part of an inquiry into finance for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Treasury Select Committee of MPs will evaluate the state of the SME finance market and will … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part two

February 21, 2018 |

INVESTORS looking to enjoy tax-free income from peer-to-peer investments might want to check out this season’s range of business-focused Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs).

Lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has soared in recent years. Members of the Peer-to-Peer Finance … Read More

Honeycomb posts first monthly returns under new accountancy rules

February 21, 2018 |

THE HONEYCOMB investment trust started the year with its net asset value (NAV) up 0.66 per cent.

The January performance figure is down from 0.79 per cent in December 2017 but is the first that includes new IFRS 9 rules … Read More

Fintech firms growing twice as fast as other start-ups

February 21, 2018 |

FINTECH has proved to be the most lucrative sector for early-stage investors, with 63 per cent annual growth in the value of their investments over a seven-year period, new research shows.

This is more than double the 30 … Read More