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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 27, 2019

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EasyMoney warns Brexit uncertainty is restricting finance available to developers

May 20, 2019 |

A RELUCTANCE to lend among mainstream banks has led to a fall in the number of new housing developments given planning approval for the first time since 2011, EasyMoney claims.

Analysis of government data by the peer-to-peer property lender found … Read More

Property platform opens up to retail investors

May 7, 2019 |

A property finance platform launched by fund manager Alpha Real Capital has opened up to retail investors, promising a “stronger focus on security.”

Fitzrovia Finance entered the market in 2017 solely for institutional investors, but is now offering individuals access … Read More

Combating volatility in volatile times

May 7, 2019 |

Volatility has plagued the UK’s investment markets, but Luke Madden, managing director of Wellesley, tells us how his firm is fighting back

IT’S NO SECRET THAT  Brexit has weighed heavily on people’s investment portfolios. The FTSE 100 ended 2018 down … Read More

Blend Network expands lending team

May 2, 2019 |

Blend Network has boosted its lending team with two new appointments.

The peer-to-peer property lending platform has named Daniel Netzer as lending manager and Morgan Sparrow as lending associate.

This follows the appointment of Paul Watson as head of origination … Read More

Surveyors eschew P2P property lenders on insurer concerns

May 2, 2019 |

SURVEYORS are avoiding working with peer-to-peer property lenders due to fears of multiple negligence claims.

Peer2Peer Finance News understands that professional indemnity (PI) insurers are reticent to issue policies for surveyors working with P2P property lenders, due to concerns that … Read More

Proplend opens commercial mortgage range to personal borrowers

May 1, 2019 |

PROPLEND has opened up its product range to personal owners of commercial property.

The peer-to-peer property lender – which specialises in secured commercial property mortgages and bridging loans for corporate borrowers – previously only lent to limited companies, partnerships and … Read More

Relendex hires Martin Whitworth as BDM for North West

April 29, 2019 |

RELENDEX has appointed Martin Whitworth (pictured) as a business development manager for the North West of England.

Whitworth joins the peer-to-peer property lender from BIG Property Finance, prior to which he held roles at NatWest and Lloyds Bank.

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Sancus launches bridging and development lending platform

April 29, 2019 |

THE SANCUS Group has launched a new online platform for bridging and property development finance.

The alternative finance group said that the new platform will provide funding opportunities for institutional and high-net-worth investors, via its peer-to-peer lending subsidiary Sancus Funding.

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Buy-to-let landlords ‘should have sold three years ago’ as returns drop

April 23, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET landlords have seen their returns decline in recent years and would fare better from investing in listed corporate landlords instead, new research has found.

A new index from direct lending investment manager BondMason has recorded the performance of residential property … Read More

CrowdProperty’s Seedrs campaign smashes target to raise £1.1m

April 16, 2019 |

CROWDPROPERTY has raised almost £1.1m from its crowdfunding campaign, which was 81 per cent oversubscribed.

The peer-to-peer property lender launched its equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs last month, with an original target of £600,000. The firm raised £1,089,000 from 575 investors … Read More