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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 23, 2017

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Cryptocurrency providers eye P2P lending

October 3, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending may have revolutionised how individuals save and borrow money, but cryptocurrency fans are now turning their attention to the sector.

Crypto or digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum have gained public attention recently amid the emergence of … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Funding Circle’s withdrawal of manual lending comes into effect

September 18, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle investors no longer have the option to manually choose which businesses to lend to and which loans to sell.

The peer-to-peer business lender announced last month that it was scrapping the function and would launch an updated version … Read More

Crystal clear

September 8, 2017 |

Transparency is pivotal to peer-to-peer lending. But can you have too much of a good thing? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending been built on a promise of transparency: question any platform founder and chances are that the desire to be more open and … Read More

Autobid vs manual: Which is truly P2P?

August 22, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s decision to get rid of its popular manual bidding function has re-opened the debate into autobid vs manual marketplace lending. Despite promising higher overall returns, some investors have complained that autobidding removes some of their choice, making it … Read More

P2P platforms facing hybrid dilemma

June 5, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER finance industry could be on its way to becoming a polarised market, where the biggest firms stick to their core P2P lending activities and the rest are forced to evolve into hybrid models.

A wide range of industry … Read More

City slickers

May 23, 2017 |

Institutional money already dominates the US peer-to-peer lending market and now it’s making waves in the UK. Is this a natural evolution or is it eroding the true essence of P2P?

There was a time when marketing peer-to-peer lending … Read More

Buyer beware: Easy-access P2P accounts may have hidden risks

May 3, 2017 |

EASY-ACCESS accounts are less lucrative and riskier for peer-to-peer investors, new research claims.

A number of P2P platforms offer easy- or free-access accounts, which attract investors who want the option to withdraw their money swiftly. However, lenders who choose these … Read More

RateSetter upgraded transparency to “top-tier” level, says 4th Way

May 2, 2017 |

RATESETTER’S upgraded data disclosure on its loan book and expected losses has brought its transparency to a top-tier level, according to peer-to-peer lending research firm 4th Way.

The ‘big three’ P2P platform, which recently announced it was upgrading its expected losses methodology … Read More

It’s the economy, stupid

April 1, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lending has thrived on both sides of the Atlantic, in an era of low interest rates and solid economic growth. But how will the sector hold up if conditions change?

Peer-to-peer lending platforms have built a global following off … Read More