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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

Northern Ireland’s SMEs welcome soft border plans

August 17, 2017 |

BUSINESSES across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have welcomed the government’s plans for a soft border post-Brexit.

Bodies such as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have spoken out in … Read More

Oversubscribed, not stirred! LendInvest bond enters the stock market

August 10, 2017 |

PROPERTY investment platform LendInvest opened the markets at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this morning after becoming the first fintech firm to list a retail bond.

The former Peer-to-Peer Finance Association member launched its retail bond offer last month and closed … Read More

London scores poorly as start-up hub

August 9, 2017 |

LONDON may be home to many flourishing peer-to-peer lending platforms but it ranks pretty low down as a start-up hub compared with the rest of the world, research claims.

The analysis by furnished apartments platform Nestpick assessed the start-up environment, … Read More

UK fintech investment hits 18-month high

August 1, 2017 |

INVESTMENT in UK fintech hit an 18-month high in June, research suggests.

Data from the latest KPMG Pulse of Fintech report shows investment in UK fintech during the second quarter of 2017 was worth $1.4bn (£1.1bn), up from $0.1bn year-on-year … Read More

Brexit set P2P M&A back six months, says investment bank chief

July 31, 2017 |

BREXIT has set M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector back by six to twelve months, according to the head of an investment bank.

Last year, Jason Purcell, chief executive of First Capital, predicted that there would be an M&A … Read More

Why wasn’t the spotlight on P2P at Fintech Week 2017?

July 28, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the biggest fintech success stories – so why was the sector under-represented at the recent Fintech Week in London? Debbie Zaman (pictured) founder of the fintech-focused marketing and PR company Withpr, offers her view.

Peer-to-peer … Read More

SyndicateRoom to offer LendInvest’s retail bond to its members

July 27, 2017 |

ONLINE investment platform SyndicateRoom its giving its customers the opportunity to invest in specialist mortgage lender LendInvest’s newly-launched retail bond.

This is the first time that SyndicateRoom has offered a retail bond to its members and it is believed to … Read More

London Mayor appoints new investment partners to fund fintech

July 26, 2017 |

THE MAYOR of London’s early-stage business fund backing fintech, artificial intelligence and big data firms has named five new partners to help support the capital’s start-ups.

Albion Capital, Concentric Team LLP, Mustard Seed Impact Ltd, Startup Funding Club Ltd, Venture … Read More

UK fintech investment up 37 per cent in first half of 2017

July 26, 2017 |

VENTURE capital investments in the UK’s fintech sector were up by 37 per cent in the first half of 2017, fuelled in part by multi-million-pound deals with Funding Circle, Zopa and Atom Bank.

According to new research from trade body … Read More