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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

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

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

Household finances worsen in February

February 19, 2018 |

UK HOUSEHOLDS experienced the sharpest fall in financial health for seven months in February due to rising living costs and low wage growth, according to the latest IHS Markit Household Finance Index.

The index, released on Monday, dropped … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part one

February 15, 2018 |

WITH ISA season upon us, investors this year have a far greater variety of products to choose from.

Peer-to-peer lenders have been busy launching their Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) propositions, enabling investors to get inflation-busting returns in a tax-free wrapper.

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Lendy reveals how P2P can boost cash ISA savings

February 13, 2018 |

INVESTORS who include peer-to-peer investments alongside their cash ISAs can substantially increase overall returns with only limited downside, Lendy claims.

The property lending platform assessed the performance of £100 either held just in a cash ISA paying two per cent … Read More

Inflation stumbles in January as cost of living holds at 3 per cent

February 13, 2018 |

THERE was little relief for interest-starved savers this morning as official data showed inflation held steady at three per cent in January.

Analysts had expected the cost of living measure to drop to 2.9 per cent but it remained at … Read More

Spending slowdown indicates pre-Brexit caution

February 12, 2018 |

HOUSEHOLD spending fell by 1.2 per cent in January, while spending in shops was down by four per cent year on year, new figures have revealed.

This marks the first time that consumer spending has fallen since 2013.

According to … Read More

Interest rates could rise earlier and higher than expected

February 8, 2018 |

THE BANK of England has signalled that interest rates may be increased earlier and higher than expected, in what could be good news for savers but bad for those servicing debts.

The Bank’s February inflation report, released on Thursday, said … Read More