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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 26, 2019

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Crowdstacker appoints credit committee chairman

April 3, 2019 |

CROWDSTACKER has hired former RBS senior corporate director Ken Hillen as its new credit committee chairman.

The peer-to-peer business lender announced the new appointment on Wednesday. Hillen has spent 40 years working in the financial services sector, having previously held … Read More

Crowdstacker’s Amicus investors “will be repaid in full”

March 6, 2019 |

ADMINISTRATORS have confirmed that Crowdstacker investors will be repaid in full for a £15.3m loan which has gone into default.

The loan – the largest that has been made on the platform so far – was made to property finance … Read More

P2PFA members lent out £9.5bn with unexplained absence of MarketInvoice

March 6, 2019 |

FRESH data from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has shown that its platform members cumulatively lent out £9.5bn by the end of 2018 – a decline on the previous quarter due to the mysterious omission of MarketInvoice.

Figures from the trade … Read More

Crowdstacker investors in disarray over recovery of £7.5m bad loan

March 1, 2019 |

CROWDSTACKER investors have criticised the peer-to-peer lending platform, amid concerns that it may struggle to recover funds from a secured loan that went into default.

Assets owned by the bankrupt borrower’s subsidiaries were sold without Crowdstacker’s agreement, with the proceeds … Read More

Seedrs reports record year after flurry of P2P fundraises

January 7, 2019 |

CROWDFUNDING platform Seedrs raised a record-breaking £195m in 2018, during a year which saw the equity investment site become more and more popular with peer-to-peer lenders.

Seedrs reported that it saw 186 successful pitches in 2018, including 28 fundraises in … Read More

P2PFA member lending exceeds £10bn

December 12, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) platforms have cumulatively lent out more than £10bn, according to the trade body’s latest data.

The biggest growth came from lending to small businesses, the quarterly figures revealed.

Read more: P2PFA associate TLT names Andrew Lyon as … 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

P2P lenders target a new generation of investors

October 17, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are expanding their investor demographic through new advertising campaigns and products that appeal to younger people.

P2P lending has previously been the preserve of the over-50s, predominantly male and living in the South East, but this is starting … Read More

Strong appetite for P2P sector’s equity crowdfunding campaigns

October 9, 2018 |

THIS week has seen the latest equity crowdfunding campaign launch in the peer-to-peer lending sector, as LandlordInvest looks to raise £600,000.

LandlordInvest joins P2P platforms Propifi, Crowdstacker, Landbay and P2P investment manager Orca, who have all decided to raise money via … Read More

Crowdstacker passes £800k fundraising target on Seedrs

September 19, 2018 |

CROWDSTACKER has passed its fundraising target of £800,000 on Seedrs, which is its first major external investment into the business.

The business peer-to-peer lender has been running a private fundraise on the equity crowdfunding platform, offering 3.93 per cent of … Read More