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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 18, 2019

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Barclays IT failure delays payments on Lendy platform

May 10, 2019 |

A RECENT IT failure at Barclays Bank has caused delays to deposits and withdrawals for Lendy customers, the platform says, as it continue to work through a payments backlog.

Users trying to make and request payments on Lendy at the … Read More

How banks are benefiting from P2P tech innovation

April 11, 2019 |

TECHNOLOGICAL innovation is a hallmark of the P2P lending sector, and one of the key things that has supported its explosive growth since 2005 when the first P2P lender came to market.

In contrast, the traditional financial services sector has … Read More

LendInvest appoints trio of banks to work on IPO

March 26, 2019 |

LENDINVEST has reportedly appointed three investment banks to work on its £500m initial public offering (IPO).

The online property lender has hired Goldman Sachs and Barclays as joint global co-ordinators, while BNP Paribas has been appointed to a more junior role … Read More

Funding Options chief eschews M&A predictions

March 15, 2019 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector is unlikely to see any consolidation, according to the founder and chief executive of business finance aggregator Funding Options.

Conrad Ford, whose platform provides small businesses with a variety of finance options including P2P loans, said … Read More

How P2P created an alternative form of consolidation

February 1, 2019 |

FOR YEARS now, analysts have been predicting that a wave of consolidation is just around the corner for the UK’s peer-to-peer lending market. Yet another year has just passed without any significant mergers or acquisitions taking place.

However, a different … Read More

MarketInvoice secures £56m of equity and debt funding

January 21, 2019 |

MARKETINVOICE has secured £56m in equity and debt funding that will help it scale up its lending and expand abroad.

Barclays – which took a minority stake in the peer-to-peer business loans and invoice finance platform last year –  took … Read More

2nd Annual Payments Forum

December 11, 2018 |

2nd Annual Payments Forum 2019

Date: 12-13 February, 2019

Venue: London

Our 2nd Annual Payments Forum, taking place on 12-13 February in London

Our highly topical agenda was researched with industry experts and looks to address the critical challenges across … Read More

MarketInvoice showcases platform at Xerocon

November 14, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE is showcasing its new online platform to accountants, financial directors and entrepreneurs at Xerocon 2018 this week.

The platform will give Barclays business banking customers direct access to MarketInvoice funding solutions.

The platform’s integration with Xero enables businesses to … Read More

Barclays to fund £1bn of invoices via MarketInvoice in coming years

September 13, 2018 |

A SIGNIFICANT proportion of MarketInvoice’s business is likely to be funded by Barclays in the future, rather than by peer-to-peer investors.

Bilal Mahmood, spokesperson for the business finance platform, told Peer2Peer Finance News that its recently-unveiled strategic partnership with Barclays … Read More

Government P2P ‘matchmaking’ scheme helps SMEs secure £15m of funding

August 31, 2018 |

A GOVERNMENT scheme to refer small businesses rejected for bank funding to alternative finance such as peer-to-peer lenders has helped 900 firms secure £15m of funding since launch, new figures reveal.

In just the past 12 months, the Bank Referral … Read More