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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 19, 2018

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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

Car crash or car cash: The challenges facing P2P lenders in motor finance

January 11, 2018 |

TWO OF the largest peer-to-peer lenders have identified the car finance market as an area for growth, but how smooth is the road ahead?

Leasing, personal contract plans, hire purchase and personal contract hire have become popular ways to purchase … 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

RateSetter’s losses widen to £23.3m after wholesale lending write-off

December 6, 2017 |

RATESETTER reported record revenues in the last financial year but saw its losses increase after taking a one-off £14m hit on a borrower rather than exposing investors on its provision fund.

The peer-to-peer lender’s latest annual accounts for the 12 … Read More

A world of opportunity

December 1, 2017 |

Rhydian Lewis heads up one of the biggest and best-known peer-to-peer lenders in the country. The RateSetter chief executive talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the firm’s “relentless focus” on the retail investor, regulation and what he learnt from the … Read More

IFISAs: The golden ticket

November 17, 2017 |

The Innovative Finance ISA may have got off to a slow start, but its potential for the peer-to-peer lending industry is immense. Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the past, present and future of the tax wrapper

THE Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

P2P lenders are not to blame for debt crisis

November 8, 2017 |

THE UK’S ongoing consumer debt crisis is not the fault of alternative lenders, according to the ex-regulator at the head of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

Speaking exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News, P2PFA chair Christine Farnish (pictured) said that it … Read More

Less complaints about P2P than other investments

October 23, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER and crowdfunding sector accounted for less than one per cent of complaints about investment products in the first half of the year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed.

Complaints data released by the regulator shows there were … Read More

The FCA shouldn’t tar P2P with a single brush, says Octopus Choice

October 23, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has called for the City watchdog to force peer-to-peer lenders to make a clear distinction between secured and unsecured lending in its upcoming review of the sector.

The P2P lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments in … Read More

The House Crowd boss laments loss of “first mover advantage” amid regulation delays

October 23, 2017 |

THE HOUSE Crowd founder Frazer Fearnhead has expressed his frustration at the regulatory process after being told the platform’s peer-to-peer permissions are ready but the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is still looking at the crowdfunding side of the business.

Fearnhead, … Read More