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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 21, 2019

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Andrew Lawson

Zopa: Don’t waste your money on the personal savings allowance

March 12, 2019 |

MILLIONS of savers face paying unnecessary tax on their hard-earned money by relying on the personal savings allowance (PSA), Zopa has warned.

Introduced in 2016, the PSA lets basic-rate taxpayers earn £1,000 of savings interest a year tax-free, but it … Read More

Industry readies for bountiful ISA season

March 4, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are gearing up for their best ISA season yet, with Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) volumes predicted to soar as investors rush to allocate their tax-free allowance before the end of the fiscal year.

IFISA providers have reported increasing … Read More

Zopa heralds IFISA as “the perfect middle ground” for investors

February 13, 2019 |

ZOPA has deemed the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) “the perfect middle ground”, after its research found that stock market volatility is dissuading UK consumers from investing.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which is readying to launch a digital bank, surveyed 2,000 … Read More

Zopa: P2P investors outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2018

January 8, 2019 |

ZOPA investors outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2018, the peer-to-peer lender has claimed.

The consumer lending platform compared the returns from investing £15,000 equally across a FTSE 100 exchange traded fund (ETF), a cash ISA or a Zopa Plus account … Read More

Zopa maintains credit policy as it revises default expectations

November 23, 2018 |

ZOPA has stood by its decision to tighten its credit policy, claiming its loan performance has remained steady despite default expectations increasing slightly.

Andrew Lawson (pictured), chief product officer for the peer-to-peer lender, admitted growth in Zopa’s loanbook had been … Read More

Zopa: Parents borrowing from children’s piggy banks

November 14, 2018 |

ZOPA research has found that two fifths of parents have admitted to raiding their children’s piggy banks to borrow cash.

Parents surveyed by the peer-to-peer consumer lender confessed to borrowing money from their kids with a fifth taking over £250 a year.

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The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Zopa customers vote Bond’s Aston Martin as most iconic screen car

October 1, 2018 |

THE ASTON Martin DB10 driven by Daniel Craig in the James Bond films has been voted the most iconic car in film and television.

The car won 35 per cent of votes in a poll conducted by peer-to-peer platform Zopa.

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Zopa: UK investors more likely to hate Marmite

August 15, 2018 |

INVESTORS in the UK are more likely to hate Marmite than average, according to new research.

A survey commissioned by peer-to-peer consumer lender Zopa showed that 50 per cent of UK investors dislike Marmite, compared to the national average of … Read More

Motoring ahead

August 8, 2018 |

NEW CAR SALES may be slowing down a little, while environmental concerns over pollution and CO2 emissions are rising, but the UK remains a country demonstrably in love with its motors.

Just look at the numbers – there are no … Read More