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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 18, 2019

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Navigating the tax landscape

February 15, 2019 |

The maze of UK tax legislation can be tricky for peer-to-peer investors to navigate, but Andrew Saunders is here to guide you…

IT’S UNLIKELY THAT Benjamin Franklin – 18th century polymath and one of the founding fathers of the USA … Read More

Cash ISA vs IFISA: how do returns compare?

February 14, 2019 |

IT IS close to 20 years since the cash ISA launched, helping investors to benefit from the compounding of returns tax-free.

The investment landscape has changed significantly since April 1999, particularly following the great financial crisis in 2008, which brought … Read More

Zopa heralds IFISA as “the perfect middle ground” for investors

February 13, 2019 |

ZOPA has deemed the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) “the perfect middle ground”, after its research found that stock market volatility is dissuading UK consumers from investing.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which is readying to launch a digital bank, surveyed 2,000 … Read More

Crypto and bond scams singled out as fraud losses hit £197m

February 6, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed that £197m was lost through investment fraud in 2018, with cryptocurrency and bond scams among the most common.

According to new data from Action Fraud, a total of 85 per cent of last … Read More

Concerns over fintech lenders’ use of consumer data

January 30, 2019 |

FINTECH lenders might be using personal data to ramp up interest rates on potential borrowers who visit their websites regularly, a new report has warned.

UK religion and society think tank Theos and financial ethics body St Paul’s Institute have … Read More

Brexit blamed for slowdown in consumer lending

January 30, 2019 |

UNSECURED consumer lending has slowed to its lowest level since 2014, as Brits scale back their spending amid Brexit uncertainty.

The latest Bank of England Money and Credit statistics also found that the total number of mortgage approvals fell from … Read More

Wealthy investors keep half their money in cash

January 28, 2019 |

A QUARTER of high-net-worth (HNW) investors currently hold more than half of their wealth in cash, according to new research from Rathbone Investment Management.

Despite rock-bottom interest rates on cash savings, HNW investors – defined as those with more than … Read More

A guide to buy-to-let IFISAs

January 28, 2019 |

THERE are a number of peer-to-peer platforms enabling people to earn money from buy-to-let investments without buying a property.

These investors can now enjoy tax-free earnings as well, thanks to the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Here are a few of … Read More

MPs to explore fintech opportunities in review of financial services post-Brexit

January 25, 2019 |

POLITICIANS are set to investigate how the UK can better utilise fintech opportunities as part of a review into priorities for the financial services sector post-Brexit.

The Treasury committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the future of financial … Read More

Will 2019 be the year of the Innovative Finance ISA?

January 22, 2019 |

APRIL brings the dawn of a new tax year, and it will also mark the third anniversary of the launch of one of the latest additions to the ISA stable: the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Offering consumers the chance to … Read More