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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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Blend Network beefs up team with senior hire

January 15, 2019 |

FORMER Octopus Property real estate specialist Paul Watson (pictured) has joined peer-to-peer property lender Blend Network.

He takes on the role of head of origination, aiming to grow the firm’s new borrowers and boosting due diligence and customer service.

Watson … Read More

Blend Network secures £10m of seed funding

December 17, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER development loans platform Blend Network has secured £10m of funding from private investors.

The late-seed round of financing was backed by investors including Cyrus Ardalan, former vice chair of Barclays and current chair of OakNorth Bank and Citigroup Global … Read More

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

A more efficient way

November 1, 2018 |

Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network, explains how a passion for efficiency led him to the world of peer-to-peer lending…

THERE are a lot of reasons to get involved with the world of peer-to-peer finance: the higher interest rates; … Read More

Lower inflation could boost P2P investments

October 17, 2018 |

THE SURPRISE fall in the UK’s pace of inflation during September could boost investments through peer-to-peer platforms, according to lenders.

The annual rise in the consumer price index fell to 2.4 per cent from 2.7 per cent during the previous … Read More

P2P property lenders prepare for market correction

October 12, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property lenders are planning to avoid London and boost their underwriting criteria as they prepare for economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

Blend Network has said it favours backing developments with an exit plan – which are no longer certain in … Read More

Blend Network chosen for Mayor of London’s TechInvest

September 28, 2018 |

BLEND Network has been chosen to pitch at the Mayor of London’s TechInvest fintech showcase at the Mayor of London’s Living Room, City Hall.

Blend will join nine other fintech companies at the event, held on Friday 28 September, following … 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

P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

August 8, 2018 |

NORTHERN Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of fintech – and peer-to-peer experts are leading the charge.

P2P research firm Orca, P2P-facing broker Clearpath Finance, crowdfunding platform CoFunder … Read More

Navigating through the P2P property maze

July 24, 2018 |

PROPERTY is one of the most popular ways for peer-to-peer investors to put their money to work.

The attractions are obvious: the reassurance of bricks and mortar as security and inflation-busting returns, often with the added allure of tax-free earnings … Read More