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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 21, 2018

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First-time house buyers consider alternative finance options

April 18, 2018 |

ALMOST half of first-time property buyers in the UK are considering using alternative finance to help raise a deposit, according to new research.

The research conducted by high street bank Santander found that more than 40 per cent of first-time … Read More

Inflation falls again but pressures remain

April 18, 2018 |

UK INFLATION fell for the second month in a row but pressures remain on savers, investors and businesses.

Official for National Statistics (ONS) data, released on Wednesday, showed that the consumer prices index (CPI) grew by 2.5 per cent in … Read More

Consumer spending drops to lowest level in over five years

April 16, 2018 |

UK CONSUMER spending dropped to its lowest level in over five years during the first quarter of this year, new data shows.

Visa’s UK consumer spending index has revealed a worsening decline in March with household spending down 2.1 per … Read More

Consumer credit demand falls at fastest rate for three years

April 13, 2018 |

LENDERS saw the biggest drop in demand for unsecured credit for three years during the first quarter of 2018.

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

Millennials snubbing cards for digital currency

April 11, 2018 |

MILLENNIALS are rejecting credit and debit cards for wearables and mobile phone wallets, research claims

A poll by banking software provider Crealogix Group, found 44 per cent of under-35s have never used a credit card while 11 per cent said … Read More

Why you should invest in an ISA at the start of the tax year

April 9, 2018 |

THE RUSH to meet the 2017/18 ISA deadline is over, and a new ISA season has begun. But while many savers may feel that they have done their duty for another 12 months, it is never too early to start … Read More

EasyMoney: Bank accounts cost savers £1bn in lost income last year

April 7, 2018 |

UK SAVERS are losing more than £1bn in income from their bank accounts each year, according to research from EasyMoney, part of Sir Stelios-Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands.

The recently-launched peer-to-peer lender said on Saturday that this represents a 16 per cent … Read More

EasyMoney launches second IFISA with higher returns

March 31, 2018 |

EASYMONEY, part of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands, has launched a second Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) that offers higher returns than its first tax wrapper.

The recently-launched peer-to-peer lending platform said on Saturday that its ‘balanced’ IFISA allows … Read More

Consumer credit is on the rise again

March 29, 2018 |

THE PACE of consumer credit growth increased in February after a slowdown at the turn of the year, due to higher spending on credit cards.

Bank of England data, released on Thursday, showed that personal borrowing increased by 9.4 per … Read More

Finance firms urged to tackle the gender investment gap

March 27, 2018 |

A  PROPERTY investment platform is calling for financial services firms to do more to tackle the gender investment gap.

As companies reveal their gender pay gaps, Brickowner, which lets investors fund property projects, has looked at its proportion of male … Read More