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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 24, 2018

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Assetz Capital set to open IFISA to manual accounts

February 23, 2018 |

ASSETZ Capital is adding its Manual Lending Account (MLA) to its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) wrapper early next week.

The peer-to-peer business lender’s customers can already hold its auto-investment products within the IFISA.

“When we came to plan for our … Read More

ShareIn set to triple crowdfunding platform clients this year

February 23, 2018 |

SHAREIN, a software provider for online investment businesses, expects to double or even triple its crowdfunding platform client base this year.

The Edinburgh-based company, which was formed in 2011, provides white-labelled technology platforms and compliance solutions for online investment firms … Read More

Early Facebook backer joins board of Michelle Mone’s crypto P2P platform

February 23, 2018 |

EQUI, the cryptocurrency-backed peer-to-peer investment platform co-founded by lingerie tycoon Baroness Michelle Mone (pictured), has bolstered its advisory board with the appointment of Duncan MacInnes.

MacInnes, who was an early-stage backer of innovative tech giants Facebook and Deliveroo, founded his … Read More

LendIt Fintech USA 2018

February 23, 2018 |

LendIt Fintech USA 2018

Date: 9-11 April 2018

Venue: San Francisco, CA

LendIt Fintech USA 2018 returns to San Francisco as we host the world’s leading event in financial services innovation at Moscone West. The year’s event brings together 5,000 … Read More

BondMason launches satisfaction guarantee

February 23, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investor BondMason is offering a money back guarantee to clients who are unhappy with its services in the first six months.

BondMason, which invests in selected P2P loans across approved platforms on an investor’s behalf, has launched a ‘satisfaction … Read More

BNP Paribas launches fund to support fintech start-ups

February 23, 2018 |

BNP Paribas has launched an investment fund to support innovative fintech start-ups.

The fund will take direct minority stakes in start-ups that are “reinventing financial services and insurance”, the banking group said.

It will also make indirect investments through venture … Read More

Incomes will start rising next year for all but the JAMs

February 22, 2018 |

FAMILY incomes are expected to start slowly rising again next year, but those “just about managing” (JAMs) could face three years of stagnating living standards, research suggests.

The Resolution Foundation’s annual living standards outlook found that the post-EU referendum period … Read More

Londoners seeking the biggest short-term loans

February 22, 2018 |

PEOPLE living in London are requesting some of the biggest high-cost short-term loans in the UK, analysis reveals.

Londoners made a total of 5,709 high-cost short-term loan requests in January at an average value of £346.

The number of loan … Read More

P2P default forecasts are rising, but should investors worry?

February 22, 2018 |

DEFAULT forecasts across some of the main consumer peer-to-peer lending platforms have begun ticking up.

At the same time lenders have faced pressure to keep borrower rates lower to compete with cheaper loan pricing among banks and building societies.

So … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part three

February 22, 2018 |

INVESTORS wishing to invest tax-efficiently in peer-to-peer business loans have a wide variety of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) to choose from.

On Wednesday, we looked at four IFISAs that enable people to lend to the UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises … Read More