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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Industry blasts “inefficient” IFISA transfer-out process

September 12, 2019 |

THE TRANSFER process for peer-to-peer investors wanting to move funds out of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) to other ISA wrappers has been labelled as “frustrating” and “inefficient” by industry insiders.

Peer2Peer Finance News has previously reported that some building societies … Read More

Clear as day

September 9, 2019 |

The City watchdog’s new rules mandate greater transparency from peer-to-peer lending platforms, so what does this mean for the industry and its customers? 

EVEN THE SMALLEST peer-to-peer lending platforms generate a large amount of data on their investors, their borrowers … Read More

Alternative lenders embark on new securitisation deals

July 22, 2019 |

THE ALTERNATIVE lending sector is seeing a new wave of securitisations, as platforms look to tap the debt capital markets for cash.

Online property finance marketplace LendInvest completed its debut securitisation last month, packaging up £259m of UK buy-to-let mortgage … Read More

Survival of the fittest! Are more P2P platform failures on the way?

June 25, 2019 |

MORE peer-to-peer lending platform closures are being predicted this year due to tightening regulation of the sector.

The industry has already been hit by the high-profile collapses of Collateral and Lendy, but more failures are expected as regulatory changes being … Read More

Spot the difference

June 19, 2019 |

Crowd bonds occupy the same space as peer-to-peer loans, yet they are almost completely different. Or are they….? 

WHEN THE Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) was first introduced in 2016, it provided individuals with the opportunity to gain tax-free earnings from … Read More

4th Way ‘not surprised’ by collapse of ‘opaque’ Lendy

June 3, 2019 |

LENDY’S collapse highlights the issue with opaque investing, peer-to-peer lending analyst 4th Way has warned.

Neil Faulkner, co-founder of 4th Way, said the closure of Lendy was unsurprising, highlighting that it has previously failed to disclose information for the website’s … Read More

Future of P2P investment funds in doubt

May 10, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s dedicated investment trust is set to close, raising questions about the future of peer-to-peer lending-focused funds.

While P2P platforms themselves have demonstrated impressive growth in recent years, investment trusts have been scaling back their exposure to the sector … Read More

The letter of the law

April 17, 2019 |

Compliance is an essential component of the peer-to-peer lending sector, keeping platforms in check as they push at the boundaries of innovation. With new regulations looming, what should firms prepare for and should investors feel reassured that their money is … Read More

How banks are benefiting from P2P tech innovation

April 11, 2019 |

TECHNOLOGICAL innovation is a hallmark of the P2P lending sector, and one of the key things that has supported its explosive growth since 2005 when the first P2P lender came to market.

In contrast, the traditional financial services sector has … Read More

P2P transparency under threat after investors flout privacy agreements

April 1, 2019 |

THE HIGH levels of transparency vaunted by the peer-to-peer lending industry could be under threat as platforms warn that investors are sharing too much information about bad debts.

Several P2P investor forums have launched in recent years, creating a … Read More