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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2018

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Why it’s worth looking at crowd bonds

September 11, 2018 |

THERE are a growing number of crowd bonds on the market, particularly in the green and ethical investment space.

Crowd bonds give individuals the opportunity to lend to companies over a fixed-term period, often with alluringly high rates of return.

The … Read More

Ofgem rejection leaves Abundance debenture in limbo

August 13, 2018 |

ABUNDANCE investors have been left in limbo after Ofgem rejected an application for subsidies on a Monnow Valley CHP (MVCHP) debenture.

Earlier this year, the energy regulator blocked the Monnow Valley biomass facility from benefitting from the Renewable Heat Incentive … Read More

The power of green

July 6, 2018 |

Bruce Davis co-founded ethical crowdfunding platform Abundance, helped to launch Zopa and is a director of the UK Crowdfunding Association. He talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about ethical finance, voting with your money, and what he really thinks about Zopa … Read More

Crowdbond platforms set for bigger projects amid fundraising rule change

July 3, 2018 |

CROWDBOND platforms may offer bigger projects from later this month after the government approved legislation to increase the threshold for exemption from the Prospectus Directive from €5m (£4.4m) to €8m (£7.07m).

Current EU prospectus rules – which are a part … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More

Green loans dry up as lenders target “low hanging fruit”

June 15, 2018 |

A DEARTH of renewable energy loans has been blamed on over-zealous lenders chasing “low hanging fruit” and an end to a government-backed subsidy programme.

In May, Assetz Capital closed its Green Energy Account (GEA) and in March, defunct P2P platform … Read More

The highest paying green IFISAs of 2018/19

May 29, 2018 |

RENEWABLE energy is a growing sector in the UK, and peer-to-peer lenders have been quick to offer their support. Platforms are now facilitating loans for a huge range of green energy projects, from hydropower stations, to wind farms, to biomass … Read More

Property P2P IFISAs vs regular IFISAs

May 1, 2018 |

EVER since the launch of the IFISA in April 2016, peer-to-peer platforms have been trying to out-do each other in a race to grab the biggest market share.

Two years later, investors have a wealth of options to choose from. … Read More

Abundance’s Bruce Davis welcomes Green Finance Taskforce report

March 28, 2018 |

THE GOVERNMENT’S Green Finance Taskforce, which counts Abundance co-founder Bruce Davis as a member, has called for financial advisers and fund managers to play a greater role in ethical finance.

A new report, published on Wednesday, proposes that investment advisers … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part five

March 15, 2018 |

AS THE end of the tax year draws ever closer, it is an ideal time to choose from one of the numerous Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) on the market.

Most IFISAs concentrate on consumer, business or property peer-to-peer lending – … Read More