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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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From disruptors to dealmakers

August 16, 2017 |

THE MOST significant M&A deals don’t always manage to grab the headlines. The business pages are packed with analyses of multi-billion dollar mergers or failed acquisitions, and the so-called 50 per cent failure rate is ominously cited any time there … Read More

P2P lenders offering rates up to five times better than mainstream best buys

August 14, 2017 |

THE MAIN peer-to-peer lenders are currently offering rates five times higher than the best offerings on the mainstream savings market.

It comes as a new challenger bank launched last week called PCF, offering a fixed savings rate of 2.6 per … Read More

Assetz Capital becomes latest member of the Bud club

July 27, 2017 |

ASSETZ CAPITAL has become the latest peer-to-peer  lender to sign up to Bud’s aggregator service.

This follows the recent addition of platforms Proplend, ArchOver, Zopa and RateSetter earlier this year.

Assetz Capital has joined Bud’s Market+, an online and … Read More

Lending Works offers bonus of up to £200 to new and existing investors

July 24, 2017 |

LENDING Works is offering cash bonuses of up to £200 to new and existing investors for a limited time period.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said that from Monday 24 July, investors will receive a £50 bonus for every £5,000 they … Read More

Opinion split on best P2P marketing techniques

July 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms may be pitching themselves as an alternative to mainstream banks but many are relying on traditional methods when it comes to advertising.

Property P2P platform Lendy has recently announced sponsorship of the Cowes Week sailing regatta, while business … Read More

Assetz bolsters Scottish team with Bank of Scotland’s Ian Craig

July 17, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has hired former Bank of Scotland relationship director Ian Craig (pictured) to help boost its business in Scotland.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Monday that Craig will be based in the Edinburgh office, where he will be … Read More

Taxing times: P2P’s perspective on HMRC guidance

July 11, 2017 |

TAX IS a fragmented issue in the peer-to-peer space. It is investors’ own responsibility to declare earnings with HMRC – which could appear as a fairly common scenario within the financial sector.

However, the vast diversity of P2P business models, … Read More

Assetz Capital to expand broker network “significantly”

July 7, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has announced plans to increase its national broker network “significantly” over the next two years, as part of a new expansion strategy.

It comes after the firm announced a record quarter of more than £60m in facilities, as … Read More

Assetz Capital turns a “seven figure” profit as it approaches £300m lending milestone

June 29, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital is approaching £300m of total lending to businesses and expects to lend the same amount this calendar year, the platform has announced.

The peer-to-peer lender said revenues for the financial year from April 2016 to March 2017 were … Read More

How rising inflation will impact small businesses

June 16, 2017 |

Everybody knows that rising inflation means an increase in the cost of living. But not everyone realises that the effect on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be much more severe.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Consumer … Read More