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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 20, 2018

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Personal Finance News

Lower inflation could boost P2P investments

October 17, 2018 |

THE SURPRISE fall in the UK’s pace of inflation during September could boost investments through peer-to-peer platforms, according to lenders.

The annual rise in the consumer price index fell to 2.4 per cent from 2.7 per cent during the previous … Read More

FCA sounds redress warning over high cost credit

October 15, 2018 |

BOSSES at payday lenders have been warned to assess their lending activity amid concerns from the City watchdog about rising complaints.

The Financial Conduct Authority has written a “Dear CEO” letter to platforms providing high-cost short-term credit – which includes some … Read More

Government rules out shifting regulatory responsibility for savings

October 12, 2018 |

THE UK government has ruled out handing responsibility for savings levels to the Treasury but said it carefully considers views on tax reliefs such as ISAs.

MPs on the Treasury select committee had called for the government to move responsibility … Read More

Taking care funding into your own hands

October 12, 2018 |

THE GOOD news is, we can all expect to live longer. The bad news is, the older we get, the more likely it is we will need some kind of long-term care – care which, in all probability, we will have … Read More

Lenders report boom in demand for unsecured credit

October 11, 2018 |

LENDERS have reported a boom in demand for unsecured credit from households but have warned supply is dwindling due to tightening criteria.

The Bank of England’s third quarter credit conditions survey asked lenders about their opinion on credit conditions and … Read More

Investors still failing to look beyond the bank despite a decade of low rates

October 8, 2018 |

ALMOST a third of investors are keeping their money in a traditional savings account as they are unaware of the alternatives or think they are too risky, research claims.

A BondMason poll of more than 1,000 investors with more than … Read More

Third of Brits fear they will never clear their debts

October 2, 2018 |

ALMOST one third of British people don’t believe they will ever clear their debts, according to new research.

The survey by credit reporting agency Equifax also found that 12 per cent of people do not think they can even reduce their debt … Read More

Zopa supports Citizens Advice ‘super-complaint’

September 28, 2018 |

ZOPA is supporting a ‘super-complaint’ against the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which aims to stop loyal bank customers from being overcharged.

National consumer protection charity Citizens Advice lodged the super-complaint on Friday, after calculating that UK consumers lose out … Read More

Peer2Peer Finance News annual survey

September 24, 2018 |

In case you missed it in our latest issue of the magazine, check out our annual survey of the peer-to-peer lending industry and investors. Click here to access the full report. 

THE 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News annual survey comes at … Read More

Millennials more interested in ethical investing

September 4, 2018 |

MILLENNIALS are much more likely to care about the ethics of their investments than the older generation, new research has shown.

27 per cent of millennials surveyed said they would take their investment out of a company if it faced … Read More