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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2017

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Want to invest in property? Then take a look at these peer-to-peer platforms

September 22, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER allows investors to put their money into all sorts of different loans, from those to individuals looking to buy a new car or kitchen to businesses looking to fund their expansion plans.

There are now a host of platforms … Read More

Savers continue to struggle for returns as inflation hits 2.9pc

September 12, 2017 |

CONSUMERS have been dealt a new blow after the inflation rate increased to 2.9 per cent in August, which was higher than expectations.

Analysts had forecast a rate of 2.8 per cent, up from 2.6 per cent in July, but … Read More

A year in numbers! How P2P firms can help consumers beat inflation

September 12, 2017 |

WHAT a difference a year makes.

Official inflation and savings figures show just how tough it has been to get any decent returns on cash and the role peer-to-peer investments can play.

Consumer price inflation when we started in September … Read More

Third of adults failing to invest for retirement

September 11, 2017 |

AROUND a third of adults (32 per cent) are failing to invest in order to support their lifestyle in retirement, a new study from Close Brothers Asset Management has found.

This is despite the fact that more than one in … Read More

RateSetter: Even a millionaire could no longer live off savings interest

September 7, 2017 |

ROCK-BOTTOM interest rates are now challenging the convention that someone with £1m in savings could live off the interest, RateSetter claims.

The peer-to-peer platform’s latest savings tracker found on average UK adults think they would need an income of £26,140 … Read More

Show me the money! P2P investor incentives currently on offer

September 1, 2017 |

AS IF peer-to-peer investing weren’t attractive enough in a low-interest-rate environment, a number of platforms have added a little extra sweetener. Here is a round-up of some of the current promotions on offer. Please note that terms and conditions apply … Read More

Consumer credit growth slows, but 3.3m Brits are in “persistent debt”

August 30, 2017 |

THE GROWTH rate of consumer borrowing slowed to its lowest level in more than a year according to the Bank of England, as Citizens Advice warns that millions of Brits are in “persistent debt”.

The annual rate of growth for … Read More

Brits increasingly pessimistic over finances

August 25, 2017 |

BRITISH consumers are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their finances, a new poll has found.

According to the latest consumer confidence index from YouGov and Cebr, the perception of household finances worsened in July for the fifth month in a row. … Read More

Dearth of financial education leaves investors unprepared

August 21, 2017 |

98 PER CENT of retail investors believe they left school with insufficient understanding of finance, with two thirds saying they would have made better decisions if they had exposure to financial education in school.

Research from The Share Centre, released … Read More

Millions of Brits face debt and savings crises during unexpected illness

August 18, 2017 |

MORE THAN 12 million UK adults could find themselves facing a debt crisis or draining their savings in the event of an unexpected illness or sudden death.

According to new research from Aviva, millions of families are not prepared for … Read More