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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 18, 2019

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Open Banking

SME finance platform Swoop sees users embrace Open Banking

January 29, 2019 |

SME finance platform Swoop has integrated with Open Banking for the first time, giving its small business customers the ability to compare and switch current accounts and make cost savings on everyday spending.

The Swoop platform, a re-brand of BizFly, … Read More

The future of data

January 22, 2019 |

One year on from the launch of Open Banking, Danielle Levy investigates the impact of the data-sharing initiative on the peer-to-peer lending industry…

OPEN BANKING  launched to great fanfare in January 2018, promising to boost innovation in financial services and … Read More

Open Banking start-ups join Accenture’s fintech innovation lab

January 17, 2019 |

OPEN Banking third-party provider OpenWrks is among the 20 start-ups chosen to join Accenture’s 2019 Fintech Innovation Lab.

The fintech provides Open Banking tools and services to help businesses capitalise on the opportunities presented by the data-sharing initiative.

Two other … Read More

Open Banking set for 2019 surge

January 10, 2019 |

OPEN Banking will see a surge in popularity in the year ahead, according to expert predictions.

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Open Banking on 13 January, consumer credit agency Equifax has predicted that 2019 will be “a successful year” … Read More

Competitive advantage

December 14, 2018 |

Peer-to-peer lenders’ innovative use of technology is what first set them apart from the banks. But as the industry matures, what are they doing to maintain their competitive edge? Danielle Levy investigates…

MORE THAN 13 YEARS have passed since the … Read More

RateSetter dips toe into Open Banking

December 13, 2018 |

RATESETTER is trialling several partners to help it tap into the opportunities presented by Open Banking.

Michael Hoare (pictured), head of credit at the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender, said that the platform is working with “a couple of different” parties, … Read More

Funding Circle among winners of Open Banking competition

December 6, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has been named as one of the winners of the Open Up Challenge, a prize fund for fintechs that have used Open Banking to tackle problems faced by small businesses.

The competition is run by global innovation foundation … Read More

Banks see growth opportunity from Open Banking

November 30, 2018 |

HALF of banks expect Open Banking to boost their revenues from business customers over the next five years, research shows.

Analysis by Accenture Research found 90 per cent of banks see the data-sharing initiative as a “key strategic initiative in their … Read More

New Open Banking platform for lenders aims to speed up income verification

November 28, 2018 |

A NEW Open Banking platform is launching next month that enables credit providers to verify loan applicants’ income more quickly.

OpenBankVision, launched by technology company LendingMetrics, is looking to offer its services to peer-to-peer lenders and other finance providers.

Its … Read More

2019 predicted to be game-changing year for Open Banking

November 27, 2018 |

OPEN Banking implementation trustee Imran Gulamhuseinwala (pictured) has predicted that 2019 will be the year that “we realise the full potential” of the data-sharing initiative.

Gulamhuseinwala said that the initial Open Banking launch made “a tremendous step forward” but “was … Read More