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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 24, 2019

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Adrian Lowcock

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

Platforms report IFISA growth despite bad press

May 3, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have reported a rise in Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows this ISA season, although there are concerns that bad press in the lead-up to the end of the tax year dampened investor demand.

Industry figures have suggested that … Read More

FCA mulls exit fee ban amid platform consultation

March 14, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a ban or a cap on exit fees, as part of a new package of measures designed to make it easier for consumers to switch investment platforms.

Some of these measures include a … Read More

Proposed investor restrictions threaten P2P sector’s growth

September 4, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending industry has blasted the City watchdog’s proposed investor restrictions as unfair, costly and damaging to the sector’s future.

P2P platforms have been busy digesting the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) long-awaited post-implementation review of the sector – released … Read More

Alternative finance funds see mixed success

June 15, 2018 |

THE SHIFT away from peer-to-peer investments by some alternative lending-focused investment trusts is having mixed results.

Over the past year, P2P Global Investments (P2PGI), VPC Specialty Lending Investments and Ranger Direct Lending (RDL) have moved away from pure P2P to … Read More

An IPO would add kudos to P2P but shouldn’t be a priority

August 3, 2017 |

A PUBLIC listing would boost the credibility of whichever peer-to-peer lender moves first, but would also bring a host of challenges, an investment expert has warned.

Talk of an initial public offering (IPO) from one of the main P2P players … Read More

The next evolution

July 18, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer focused investment trusts have had mixed fortunes since their fruition, with some adapting their business models as a result. With many P2P platforms showing stratospheric growth, are the sector’s funds falling behind?

THE PEER-TO-PEER SECTOR has changed dramatically in … Read More