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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 18, 2019

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BondMason reports third year of 6pc investor returns

January 18, 2019 |

BONDMASON has reported a third year of six per cent annual returns for its investors and underlined its confidence in the property lending sector despite macro uncertainty.

The direct lending investment specialist revealed that it has generated a positive return … Read More

P2P start-up launches to help millennials on to property ladder

January 15, 2019 |

FINTECH start-up StepLadder has launched a peer-to-peer savings platform which aims to help millennials onto the property ladder.

StepLadder says it is the UK’s first collaborative deposit saving platform, inspired by credit unions and building societies.

With the number of … Read More

Consumers to ramp up investment in 2019 despite Brexit woes

January 15, 2019 |

INVESTORS plan to increase the amount they invest this year despite challenging market conditions, according to research by peer-to-peer property investment platform Kuflink.

A survey of 452 investors conducted in December found that the vast majority (91 per cent) plan … Read More

Blend Network beefs up team with senior hire

January 15, 2019 |

FORMER Octopus Property real estate specialist Paul Watson (pictured) has joined peer-to-peer property lender Blend Network.

He takes on the role of head of origination, aiming to grow the firm’s new borrowers and boosting due diligence and customer service.

Watson … Read More

What North/South Divide?

January 2, 2019 |

Land values, house building and Brexit have all disrupted the traditional North/South property divide. Jay Patel, lending director at Wellesley Finance, explains why this is a great opportunity for property lenders…

ONCE UPON A TIME, the North/South divide was one … Read More

New peer-to-peer property lender to launch in Ireland

December 17, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer lender is set to launch in Ireland that will fund loans to the construction sector.

Intravia Capital will originate loans ranging between €150,000 (£135,000) and €5m for property developers in Ireland.

Investors can choose the development they … Read More

P2P offers alternative for buy-to-let investors, says Relendex

December 11, 2018 |

RELENDEX chief executive Michael Lynn has said that the cooling of the buy-to-let (BTL) market has opened up opportunities for peer-to-peer investing.

Recent data from HMRC showed that BTL transactions fell by 11 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of … Read More

Four key considerations when investing in property

December 7, 2018 |

ONE OF the most popular types of investment is property. Investing in bricks and mortar has, for a long time, been considered one of the most profitable and reliable opportunities available. Furthermore, with a barrage of investments to choose from … Read More

“If I were chancellor…”

December 3, 2018 |

As the dust settles on Philip Hammond’s latest Budget, Andrew Turnbull, managing director of Wellesley Group, explains how a property-friendly Budget might look…

THE 2018 BUDGET held few surprises. But one theme was noticeable by its absence – there … Read More

Octopus Choice passes £315m in lending

November 23, 2018 |

OCTOPUS Choice has surpassed its own lending target and funded more than £315m of property-backed loans since launching in 2016.

The adviser-friendly P2P lender said last year that it was targeting £200m of lending in its first two years of … Read More