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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 25, 2019

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IFISA investors to earn four times more than savers in a downturn

March 6, 2017 |

INNOVATIVE Finance ISA (IFISA) investors will earn up to four times more money during a financial crisis than people who put money in a savings account or cash ISA, claims new research.

In the case of another financial downturn … Read More

Safe as houses

February 6, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lenders have already made headway in consumer and business loans, could they help solve the housing crisis?

Housing is a perennial feature of any political manifesto and various governments, lobby groups and charities have tried but regularly failed to … Read More

2016: P2P’s record year

January 19, 2017 |

·        £3bn lent out by platforms

·        Funding Circle breaks through the £100m mark

·        UK market could be worth £35.5bn by 2025

THE UK’S largest peer-to-peer lending platforms saw record growth last year, as commentators predict that 2017 … Read More

P2P to “explode” in 2017, but some platforms may close

January 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending will grow by 50 per cent this year driven by the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), but some platforms will fall by the wayside, predicts new research.

Just five IFISAs have been launched so far, but independent P2P analysis … Read More

Are P2P capital calls a bad sign?

January 9, 2017 |

The peer-to-peer sector is back in the spotlight after revelations that Wellesley’s auditors warned about the platform’s finances in its latest accounts.

Accountants BDO said the platform was “dependent on raising further capital to continue to operate for 12 months … Read More

Overcoming inflation

November 21, 2016 |

Inflation is eating away at paltry savings and cash ISA deals, yet it is the peer-to-peer sector that is often under the spotlight for putting money at risk. Can the sector change the narrative?

Behavioural scientists are constantly asking why … Read More