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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 29, 2017

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London Fintech Week 2017

May 26, 2017 |

Date: 7-14 July 2017

Venue: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

London’s premier fintech event is bigger than ever and back for a fourth year. Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons and meetups.

Expect 600-1,000 delegates per day … Read More

FinDEVr London 2017

May 26, 2017 |

Date: 12-13 June 2017

Venue: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

FinDEVr (findevr.com) is the only conference series focused exclusively on the technology of fintech and the developers, CTOs and other creators of … Read More

Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit

May 26, 2017 |

Date: 3-5 December 2017

Venue: Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California

The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. Attendees can learn and network with … Read More

Financial Innovation and Payments Summit

May 26, 2017 |

Date: 30 July – 1 August 2017

Venue: Newport Marriott, Newport

Opal Group’s Financial Innovation and Payments Summit will focus on innovative payments solutions and practices. This conference will gather the most influential players and thought leaders that are creating the … Read More

Victory Park Capital sells Funding Circle US and Upstart loans

May 26, 2017 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) Specialty Lending Investments has announced that it has sold the majority of its Funding Circle US and Upstart marketplace loans.

The London-listed investment trust said that the loans sold represented 3.65 per cent and 1.48 per … Read More

Wellesley puts P2P product on “pause” and boosts transparency

May 26, 2017 |

WELLESLEY & Co is putting its peer-to-peer lending activities on “pause” and has published details of its loan book for the first time, as it works towards gaining full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

From 31 May, the … Read More

LendingClub’s Laplanche must face shareholder lawsuit

May 26, 2017 |

LENDINGCLUB founder Renaud Laplanche’s efforts to dismiss shareholder lawsuits have been rejected by a federal judge.

Investors in the US peer-to-peer lending giant had accused the former chief executive of concealing material weaknesses in LendingClub’s ability to monitor its operations, … Read More

RateSetter Australia launches green loan marketplace

May 26, 2017 |

RATESETTER has launched Australia’s first green loan marketplace, with AUS$20m (£15.5m) of seed capital from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

The move from the peer-to-peer platform, which it expects will attract “thousands” of investors and lay the groundwork for … Read More

P2P investors “need to put the leg work in,” says BondMason

May 26, 2017 |

INVESTORS should ensure they do enough due diligence on peer-to-peer platforms before lending, the chief investment officer of P2P investment manager BondMason has warned.

Graham Martin said that bad practices might not be apparent straight away and that it is … Read More

Collateral extends cashback incentive range while switching to Santander

May 25, 2017 |

COLLATERAL is extending cashback offers as a regular feature on its different loan products, as a recent cash incentive on a large development loan proved to be “an instant hit” with investors.

The peer-to-peer pawnbroking platform launched a “sliding-scale” cashback … Read More