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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 21, 2019

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Zopa finds two thirds of loan applicants are charged higher rate than advertised

June 24, 2019 |

ZOPA research has found that two thirds of loan applicants are being offered a higher rate than advertised by banks and is calling for a fairer and more transparent loan market.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which is launching its own … Read More

Zopa: Younger generations are saving more than you think

May 24, 2019 |

THE younger generation is more financially savvy than it is given credit for, Zopa claims.

Analysis by the peer-to-peer lender found that generation Z – those aged 18 to 22 – and millennials – people aged 23 to 38 – … Read More

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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