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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 26, 2019

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Buy-to-let landlords ‘should have sold three years ago’ as returns drop

April 23, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET landlords have seen their returns decline in recent years and would fare better from investing in listed corporate landlords instead, new research has found.

A new index from direct lending investment manager BondMason has recorded the performance of residential property … Read More

LendInvest to enter mortgage market with £200m funding line from HSBC

April 8, 2019 |

LENDINVEST has secured a £200m funding line from HSBC UK, allowing it to make its first move into the residential mortgage lending space.

The online property lender said it plans to offer its first home loan by the end of … Read More

Landlords lean on accountants to navigate tax changes in BTL sector

March 28, 2019 |

MORE than half of landlords use an accountant to help them make property decisions and navigate recent tax changes to the sector, new research has found.

The survey of 500 landlords conducted by Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, part of specialist … Read More

Landlords report tax bill shocks as BTL reforms bite

March 26, 2019 |

NEARLY six out of 10 landlords saw their tax bill rise in 2017-18, and many were unpleasantly surprised by the increase, according to a new report into the sector from buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon.

Its PRS Trends Report for the … Read More

Landbay names new head of mortgage networks and clubs to boost distribution

March 5, 2019 |

LANDBAY has appointed a new head of networks and clubs to help boost its product distribution.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in buy-to-let mortgages, said on Tuesday that it has promoted Joela Jenvey from regional account manager into the role. … Read More

Buy-to-let product choice reaches post-crisis high

February 25, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET borrowers have the greatest choice of mortgage products since the financial crisis, Moneyfacts analysis shows, despite the challenges facing the sector.

Moneyfacts found that landlords now have 2,162 buy-to-let mortgage products to choose from, the highest number since October … Read More

First-time home buyers soar while buy-to-let purchases slump

February 19, 2019 |

THE NUMBER of first-time home buyers in the UK reached a 12-year high last year, but new buy-to-let (BTL) purchases fell sharply as tax and regulatory changes weighed on the sector.

UK Finance’s mortgage trends report, released on Tuesday, revealed … Read More

Octopus Choice diversification sees investors backing 130 loans on average

January 11, 2019 |

OCTOPUS Choice investors are seeing their money spread across an average of 130 different buy-to-let and bridging loans, the peer-to-peer lender has revealed.

The platform has highlighted its approach to diversification, explaining that investors who have been backing loans for … Read More

P2P offers alternative for buy-to-let investors, says Relendex

December 11, 2018 |

RELENDEX chief executive Michael Lynn has said that the cooling of the buy-to-let (BTL) market has opened up opportunities for peer-to-peer investing.

Recent data from HMRC showed that BTL transactions fell by 11 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of … Read More

Landbay revenue soars as number of lenders rises

September 25, 2018 |

LANDBAY saw an almost sixfold increase in its revenue last year, driven by a 59 per cent rise in the number of lenders on its platform.

The peer-to-peer buy-to-let (BTL) lender’s revenue totalled £994,495 in the year to 31 December … Read More