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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 16, 2017

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P2P wholesale ban boosts business for wider crowdfunding sector

July 12, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY (FCA)’s clampdown on peer-to-peer wholesale lending activities is pushing lenders towards other types of crowdfunding platforms to obtain finance.

P2P platforms have had to stop lending to other lenders after the City watchdog confirmed its position … Read More

FCA seeks views on whether to extend compensation scheme to P2P

December 15, 2016 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking views on whether peer-to-peer lending should be covered by the UK’s £3.5bn financial compensation fund.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects consumers when financial services firms fail. It covers savings in … Read More

Here’s what the P2P sector thought of the FCA feedback

December 9, 2016 |

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s interim feedback on its review into crowdfunding indicated tougher regulation ahead. Here’s some of the P2P industry’s initial thoughts.

 

James Meekings, Funding Circle’s co-founder and UK managing director

“We welcome the FCA’s review … Read More

Full FCA approval could be imminent for P2P lenders

October 10, 2016 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER finance industry’s arduous wait for full Financial Conduct Authority approval could be ending soon, the regulator hinted on Monday.

Some of the biggest P2P platforms, which have interim permission from the City watchdog, have been awaiting full … Read More

FCA and Cambridge University join forces on P2P research

September 29, 2016 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is working with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) to carry out research into the peer-to-peer finance and equity crowdfunding industry.

Plans for a joint study between the City regulator and the research unit, … Read More