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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2019

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JustUs founder launches pre-paid crypto card

July 16, 2019 |

LEE BIRKETT, founder of peer-to-peer platform JustUs, is set to launch a new pre-paid cryptocurrency card via online adviser Moneybrain.

Speaking exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News, Moneybrain BiPS foundation trustee Birkett revealed that the card will be available “within weeks”.

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Iris recognition please! Zopa predicts the financial phrases of the future

April 9, 2019 |

FORGET asking for the bill in a restaurant, diners of the future will request that their eye is scanned instead, Zopa claims.

The peer-to-peer lender has commissioned research into what the money idioms of the future will be.

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FCA outlines regulatory approach to cryptoassets

January 23, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation outlining its regulatory approach to cryptoassets which could impact peer-to-peer lenders working in this space.

It follows a report from the government’s cryptoassets taskforce last year, which alongside the FCA, said … Read More

Young investors drawn to cryptocurrencies

September 11, 2018 |

YOUNGER investors are more likely to be attracted to cryptocurrencies, according to new research.

A survey of UK investors conducted by Rathbone Investment Management found that 37 per cent of under 35-year olds were planning to invest in cryptocurrencies.

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Revolut adds new cryptocurrencies to its savings platform

May 24, 2018 |

MONEY management app Revolut has added two new cryptocurrencies to its platform.

The current account app, which lets users conduct a range of transactions such as applying for a Lending Works loan or transferring currencies and moving money abroad, will … Read More

P2P lender urges social media firms to allow crypto ads

May 18, 2018 |

A BAN on cryptocurrency adverts will do more harm than good, a crypto-backed peer-to-peer lender has warned.

Lendingblock, which lets individuals lend in a range of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, said rather than Google, Facebook and … Read More

HMRC updates crypto investors on tax confusion

May 14, 2018 |

CRYPTOCURRENCY investors have been warned by experts that they may face an unexpected tax bill if they sell out of the market at a profit.

However, a HMRC representative has told Peer2Peer Finance News that the tax office will deal … Read More

Disrupting the disruptors

April 13, 2018 |

Cryptocurrencies are not only the hot topic de jour – they are also edging into the peer-to-peer lending space. Peer2Peer Finance News investigates what this means for an industry still finding its feet in mainstream finance…

CRYPTOCURRENCIES and peer-to-peer lending … Read More

Assetz Capital investors predict cryptocurrency collapse

March 28, 2018 |

ALMOST half of Assetz Capital’s investors believe the cryptocurrency market is on the brink of collapse.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform’s latest investor barometer, which incorporates the views of more than 1,000 lenders, found 43 per cent believe digital currencies … Read More

CryptoLoan launches in Sweden ahead of European roll-out

March 12, 2018 |

VIA SMS Group, the European alternative finance provider, has launched a new cryptocurrency-backed peer-to-peer lending platform called CryptoLoan.

The loans are issued in fiat currencies such as US dollars or euros, but cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins are used as collateral. … Read More