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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 20, 2017

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Slight summer downturn for alternative finance

August 29, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE finance experienced a slight downturn over the summer, but the sector remains strong overall, according to new data.

The Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) found that the marketplace contracted slightly over the summer, dropping to 90.32 in July, … Read More

Ranger Direct Lending sees NAV fall for fifth month in a row

August 4, 2017 |

RANGER Direct Lending saw its net asset value (NAV) return fall for the fifth consecutive month in June.

The US-focused alternative investment trust reported 0.54 per cent growth in its NAV in June 2017, down from 0.58 per cent the … Read More

The House Crowd hits £50m via mix of P2P and crowdfunding

July 13, 2017 |

THE HOUSE CROWD has hit the £50m funding target it set out to achieve in October last year.

The Manchester-based property platform started targeting institutional money at the end of last year to achieve its first £50m of funds channelled … Read More

Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in crowdfunding campaigns

July 12, 2017 |

FEMALE entrepreneurs financing their ventures through crowdfunding are outperforming their male counterparts at a global level, new research has claimed.

Women-led campaigns were 32 per cent more successful than men-led campaigns, a study by accountancy firm PwC and trade body … Read More

ThinCats teams up with Alderburn Finance to fund Scottish marine trainer

July 12, 2017 |

THINCATS has sealed a deal with commercial finance broker Alderburn Finance and Stream Marine Training (SMT) to help the latter step up its cost efficiency and growth plans.

The peer-to-peer lending platform, which channels funds to small- and medium-sized enterprises, … Read More

Navigating a complex market

July 12, 2017 |

Stephen Findlay, chief executive of peer-to-peer investment manager BondMason, explains why lending is the new investing

Despite being around for many years, direct lending, which also encompasses peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has only recently been recognised as a mainstream asset class. … Read More

UK financial sector prepares to scale up IT investment

July 11, 2017 |

UK FINANCIAL services firms are set to ramp up their technology spending at their fastest rate in two-and-a-half years, despite a decline in overall business optimism.

A quarterly report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and accountancy firm PwC found … Read More

Funding Options founder sees limit to P2P growth

July 7, 2017 |

THERE is a limit to how much peer-to peer lending platforms can grow, according to Funding Options’ founder Conrad Ford.

The head of the online small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance aggregator told Peer2Peer Finance News that there are lots … Read More

ArchOver clinches £3m funding deal with Prospect Business Centres

July 6, 2017 |

ARCHOVER has secured a £3m financing arrangement with Prospect Business Centres (PBC), a serviced office space provider for UK and international corporates.

The peer-to-peer business platform has already raised £692,000 from investors and is currently funding an additional £400,000 as … Read More

Lendy steps up safety controls following Grenfell Tower fire

July 5, 2017 |

Lendy has tightened building regulation controls on its investment offering following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The peer-to-peer property platform kicked off a review of its existing loan portfolio and stepped up valuation criteria for future development and bridging investments to … Read More