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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 19, 2018

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Standing out from the crowd

February 1, 2018 |

Chris Hancock, founder and chief executive of Crowd2Fund, explains how the platform’s Innovative Finance ISA offers more than competitive returns

AS ONE of the earliest peer-to-peer platforms to bring its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to market, Crowd2Fund is synonymous with … Read More

Borrower spotlight: Planks Clothing

January 4, 2018 |

WHEN Planks Clothing wanted to purchase stock ahead of the next ski season, they felt that mainstream lenders were unable to provide the finance they needed for their fast-growing but seasonal business.

Instead, the ski clothing manufacturer and retailer turned … Read More

Going for growth

January 4, 2018 |

Chris Hancock, founder and chief executive of Crowd2Fund, delves into the benefits of supporting early-stage businesses

ESTABLISHING – and growing – a small business can be fraught with challenges, especially when it comes to obtaining finance. A relatively short track … Read More

Checkmate over IFISA data

November 2, 2017 |

HMRC is facing claims that it is understating the popularity of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) and displaying a lack of urgency in responding to contradicting figures.

In August, the taxman released data which showed the IFISA took £17m in … Read More

Crowd2Fund: The IFISA pioneer

November 1, 2017 |

Chris Hancock, founder and chief executive of business lending platform Crowd2Fund, explains why the Innovative Finance ISA is going from strength to strength

Crowd2Fund is proud to have provided tens of millions of pounds in much-needed debt finance to hundreds … Read More

Crowd2Fund’s secondary market activity soars

July 4, 2017 |

CROWD2FUND’S secondary market saw 452 per cent growth quarter-on-quarter in the three months to 31 May 2017, which the platform said equates to hundreds of thousands of pounds of investments being traded each week.

The peer-to-peer lender said that the … Read More

Crowd2Fund expands into secured property lending

June 19, 2017 |

CROWD2FUND has expanded into the secured property lending sector, which it hopes will attract more risk-averse investors.

As Peer2Peer Finance News reported last month, the peer-to-peer lender will provide loans secured against commercial property from a minimum of £100,000, offering … Read More

P2P lenders stay away from apps

June 8, 2017 |

APPS may be seen by some as a vital tool for any fintech business but peer-to-peer lenders have largely avoided this area so far.

Of the biggest UK P2P players, only Funding Circle has an app for investors, while Zopa … Read More

Crowd2Fund plans foray into commercial property finance

May 19, 2017 |

CROWD2FUND is planning to expand into the property loans market.

The peer-to-peer business lender will provide loans secured against commercial property from a minimum of £100,000, offering investors returns of six to eight per cent.

“These will be asset-backed loans and give more … Read More

Crowd2Fund launches “venture debt” product

May 4, 2017 |

CROWD2FUND launched a new “venture debt” product on Wednesday, which enables early-stage companies to access debt finance.

Encroaching on a sector usually dominated by equity crowdfunding, the new offering is targeted at high-growth companies that are not yet cashflow positive.

The … Read More