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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 19, 2019

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Christine Farnish

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

Ex-payday lending boss joins Zopa

September 20, 2018 |

ZOPA has appointed former payday lending boss Zitah McMillan as a non-executive director on the board of its peer-to-peer business, Peer2Peer Finance News can reveal.

McMillan previously held top communications roles at the Department of Work and Pensions and the … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

Recent board appointments highlight gender inequality in P2P

June 18, 2018 |

TWO recent appointments have highlighted the lack of gender diversity in the UK’s peer-to-peer sector, where women still occupy a minority of roles.

In May, Funding Circle named former O2 and Tesco Mobile executive Cath Keers as its first female … Read More

Ex-P2PFA chair Christine Farnish to lead new Zopa board

April 12, 2018 |

FORMER Peer-to-Peer Finance Association chair Christine Farnish has been appointed to head a new board at Zopa as the platform restructures its governance ahead of its bank launch.

Zopa has set up a separate P2P board, to be chaired by … Read More

P2PFA chair Christine Farnish to stand down

February 8, 2018 |

CHRISTINE Farnish (pictured) is to step down as chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) after five years in the role.

Farnish was appointed chair of the self-regulatory trade body in December 2012, replacing Zopa founder Giles Andrews, and took … Read More

P2PFA adds stress testing member requirement to operating principles

December 7, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) members will need to stress test their loan portfolios from next April under new rules published by the self-regulatory body.

The P2PFA, which counts peer-to-peer heavyweights Funding Circle and Zopa among its seven members, has unveiled … Read More

P2P lenders are not to blame for debt crisis

November 8, 2017 |

THE UK’S ongoing consumer debt crisis is not the fault of alternative lenders, according to the ex-regulator at the head of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

Speaking exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News, P2PFA chair Christine Farnish (pictured) said that it … Read More

Exclusive: Christine Farnish on the changing role of the P2PFA

October 13, 2017 |

Christine Farnish (pictured), the chair of the P2PFA, talks exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News about upcoming rule changes, the FCA, and why RateSetter really left…

There are changes ahead for the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). The self-regulated trade body has … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More