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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 23, 2019

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Defaults rise “significantly” on unsecured loans in first quarter of 2019

April 18, 2019 |

DEFAULT rates on unsecured loans increased “significantly” in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest Bank of England credit conditions survey.

The rising default rate was largely driven by missed credit card payments among consumers and businesses.

Lenders … Read More

How will P2P fare in a worst-case Brexit scenario?

February 11, 2019 |

AS PRIME Minister Theresa May goes back to Brussels in a bid to get MPs’ backing and push her Brexit deal over the line, a ‘no deal’ scenario is looming large.

While a lot of Brexit uncertainty has been priced … Read More

Zopa maintains credit policy as it revises default expectations

November 23, 2018 |

ZOPA has stood by its decision to tighten its credit policy, claiming its loan performance has remained steady despite default expectations increasing slightly.

Andrew Lawson (pictured), chief product officer for the peer-to-peer lender, admitted growth in Zopa’s loanbook had been … Read More

Are P2P investors better off selling bad loans or relying on recovery?

November 6, 2018 |

LENDY is reportedly in talks with distressed debt investors to sell some of its defaulted loans so investors can get repaid. How common is this approach or should it be considered as another risk of peer-to-peer lending?

P2P property platform Lendy … Read More

Lendy investors to get a vote on overdue loans

March 6, 2018 |

LENDY is introducing a new voting system for its investors to have a say over what happens with loans they are funding that are facing issues.

The peer-to-peer property lender released new terms and conditions on Monday detailing a new … Read More

Lendy reveals how P2P can boost cash ISA savings

February 13, 2018 |

INVESTORS who include peer-to-peer investments alongside their cash ISAs can substantially increase overall returns with only limited downside, Lendy claims.

The property lending platform assessed the performance of £100 either held just in a cash ISA paying two per cent … Read More

Ranger Direct defaults increase in third quarter

January 12, 2018 |

THE PERCENTAGE of overdue or defaulted loans in the Ranger Direct Lending investment trust portfolio ticked up in the third quarter, with most still coming from its property exposure.

A portfolio update from the alternative-finance focused fund, representing performance in … Read More

Property loans dominating defaults in Ranger Direct fund

October 24, 2017 |

ALMOST 10 per cent of the current loans in the Ranger Direct Lending portfolio are late or in default, with most coming from its real estate exposure, the investment trust has revealed.

A portfolio update from the alternative-finance focused fund, … Read More

Increasing defaults push down Ranger Direct’s August returns

October 10, 2017 |

RANGER Direct Lending saw its net asset value (NAV) return improve slightly in August but it was again pushed down by the ongoing Princeton legal dispute as well as underperformance in its peer-to-peer platform holdings.

A monthly update from the … Read More

Ranger Direct eschews possibility of property loan write-offs

May 17, 2017 |

US-FOCUSED peer-to-peer investment trust Ranger Direct Lending has brushed off any concerns over defaults in its portfolio.

The London-listed fund, which focuses on secured business lenders mainly in the US, revealed in its first-quarter portfolio update that $15.7m (£12.1m) out of its $500m loan investments are … Read More