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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 21, 2018

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ArchOver readies for IFISA launch

February 19, 2018 |

ARCHOVER is planning to launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in the next few weeks.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform, which gained authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last year, has emailed existing investors informing them of the news.

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P2PFA chair Christine Farnish to stand down

February 8, 2018 |

CHRISTINE Farnish (pictured) is to step down as chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) after five years in the role.

Farnish was appointed chair of the self-regulatory trade body in December 2012, replacing Zopa founder Giles Andrews, and took … Read More

Lendy to let investors track partial repayments of loans online

February 6, 2018 |

LENDY is planning to add a tab on its website showing partial repayments of loans, to make it clearer to investors how funds are being recovered.

The peer-to-peer property platform said securing partial repayments was one part of its current … Read More

Younger P2P investors least likely to raid their portfolio

January 16, 2018 |

YOUNGER peer-to-peer investors are less likely to want to access their portfolio, research suggests.

Analysts at the European P2P lender studied the volume of investment, the quantity and size of deposits and withdrawals of funds from the platform over … Read More

Money saving app in talks to include P2P in Open Banking offering

January 15, 2018 |

AN APP that helps users monitor forgotten direct debits and avoid going into their overdrafts has been authorised to access Open Banking and is now in talks to include peer-to-peer lenders in its proposition.

The Emma app, which aims to … Read More

The House Crowd achieves FCA authorisation

January 9, 2018 |

THE HOUSE Crowd is looking to unveil a new website and auto-lending option after achieving authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at the end of last year.

The property peer-to-peer lending platform had first applied for full permissions in … Read More

P2P supermarket InvestUp trials inclusion of cryptocurrencies

January 9, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER robo-lender InvestUp is launching a pilot scheme to test the inclusion of cryptocurrencies in its portfolios.

The P2P investment aggregator, which enables lenders to allocate money across 14 platforms including ArchOver, Assetz Capital and Lendy, says if there is sufficient … Read More

Crypto-P2P platform to refocus project after failed ICO

January 5, 2018 |

A PEER-TO-PEER platform that had planned to build an IOU credit lending system using the Ethereum digital currency is planning a relaunch after failing to raise the necessary funds using an initial coin offering (ICO).

Sikoba, founded by Luxembourg-based financial … Read More

Charles Randell named FCA chair

January 5, 2018 |

A FORMER lawyer who advised the government in the bailouts of Northern Rock, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds has been appointed as the next chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Charles Randell CBE (pictured) will take the role … Read More

P2P business lending now largest segment of alternative finance

December 8, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending overtook P2P consumer lending last year to become the largest segment of UK alternative finance, the biggest survey of the sector has revealed.

The fourth annual UK Alternative Finance Industry Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance … Read More