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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2018

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Zopa joins Women in Finance Charter

July 11, 2018 |

ZOPA has become the final member of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer platforms to sign up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

The Treasury has announced that a further 67 companies have signed up to the Charter, which aims to … Read More

Equifax Open Banking alliance to smooth loan applications

July 9, 2018 |

CREDIT reporting agency Equifax is partnering with Open Banking platform to streamline the loan application process.

Equifax is working with’s data analytics platform, AccountScore, which specialises in transaction data analytics for consumer and business lending.

The partnership will … Read More

New report reveals how lenders can best attract customers via Open Banking

July 2, 2018 |

MONEY-SAVING product recommendations are the best way for lenders to capitalise on Open Banking, new research has revealed.

A study from Equifax found that 40 per cent of Brits who are willing to share their bank transaction data with a new … Read More

Equifax launches scheme to support Commercial Credit Data Sharing

February 5, 2018 |

CONSUMER credit reporting agency Equifax has launched technology to support Commercial Credit Data Sharing (CCDS), part of a scheme implemented by the last government to give lenders a comprehensive picture of the financial health of companies with a turnover of … Read More

Concern over number of Brits living ‘cheque to cheque’

November 27, 2017 |

ALMOST half of Brits don’t have enough savings for unexpected financial events, a survey claims.

Research from credit reference agency Equifax found 43 per cent of adults have not put any money aside for emergencies such as unemployment, illness or … Read More

P2PFA widens membership with eight new associates

July 4, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has added eight members through the launch of its associate membership scheme.

The new members are not P2P lenders themselves, but they provide a range of support services to the sector. They include law firms … Read More

Equifax adds income analysis to credit criteria

June 7, 2017 |

EQUIFAX, the global credit agency, has added income analysis into its affordability indicators.

The US-headquartered firm, which provides data to a number of peer-to-peer lenders including Flender and Nava, will now incorporate borrower current account turnover information into its analysis.

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Consumer lender Nava hires Equifax to boost underwriting

May 4, 2017 |

NAVA has hired consumer credit agency Equifax to support its underwriting capabilities, ahead of its imminent launch.

The UK consumer lender, which connects institutional investors with individual borrowers, said that Equifax’s solutions would support its credit analytics, credit scoring … Read More

Half of consumers spend just 20 minutes applying for finance online

February 13, 2017 |

FINANCE providers risk losing customers if they fail to invest in their online offering, Equifax has warned.

A survey by the credit reference agency found that half of consumers do not want to spend more than 20 minutes applying for financial products … Read More

Flender appoints Equifax for loan underwriting

February 1, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platform Flender has hired credit report service Equifax to support the underwriting of its loans.

Equifax will supply real-time consumer and commercial data to automate the underwriting process and help Flender better assess applications for loans from small- and … Read More