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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 16, 2018

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New P2P property lender gets FCA clearance

July 10, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer property lending platform has been given the go-ahead by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Oblix Capital Technologies, which currently offers bridging and development loans in the property sector, said the new platform would supplement its appetite for … Read More

The benefits of online alternative finance platforms

July 9, 2018 |

THE UK is now operating a sharing economy. If you have a commodity that somebody else wants you can rent it out to them in return for cash. Companies such as Uber and Airbnb are thriving in this sharing economy, … Read More

Croydon top UK hotspot for risky mortgage lending

July 9, 2018 |

CROYDON is the UK’s number one hotspot for high-risk mortgage lending, research shows.

In 2017, 463 risky mortgages were taken out by residents of the south London town, up 11 per cent from 419 the previous year.

This compares with … Read More

Irish P2P lender launches €150m property fund

July 5, 2018 |

IRELAND’S largest peer-to-peer lender will launch a new residential property fund worth €150m (£134m) within the next three months.

Initiative Ireland – which last year funded the country’s largest ever P2P loan – will act as the investment advisor on … Read More

Supporting the nation’s housebuilders

July 5, 2018 |

FROM Brexit to stamp duty costs and the dreaded planning process, there are plenty of stumbling blocks to getting Britain building again.

A shortage of suitable properties is pushing up prices, making it harder for first-time buyers to get on … Read More

Landbay co-founder looks to shake up property market

July 3, 2018 |

GRAY Stern (pictured), the co-founder of buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender Landbay, is aiming to shake up the UK property market with his new company.

The investment portal, called Dot, enables amateur landlords to invest in UK and US properties that it … Read More

GLI Finance prepares for Irish property platform launch

July 3, 2018 |

GLI Finance (GLI) has offloaded its stake in an Irish fund dedicated to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and will instead focus on property lending in the country.

A stock market update from the AIM-listed alternative finance firm on Tuesday … Read More

Capturing a trend

July 2, 2018 |

The Help-to-Buy initiative has transformed the UK housing market, creating new opportunities for property bonds, as Andrew Turnbull, managing director and  co-founder of Wellesley, explains…

WHEN THE government launched its Help to Buy scheme in 2013, it was billed as … Read More

Housebuilding supply hits a two-year low

June 28, 2018 |

THE LEVEL of housebuilding in the UK has hit a two-year low, new government figures show.

Official data shows the number of completed new builds totalled 160,470 in the first quarter of 2018, down four per cent annually and a … Read More

Banks recognising P2P as part of financial ecosystem

June 28, 2018 |

BANKS are increasingly comfortable using peer-to-peer lenders for property deals, says Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network.

The P2P platform, which launched in January, offers asset-backed property loans to retail and high-net-worth individuals, as well as hedge funds and other … Read More