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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Proposed investor restrictions threaten P2P sector’s growth

September 4, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending industry has blasted the City watchdog’s proposed investor restrictions as unfair, costly and damaging to the sector’s future.

P2P platforms have been busy digesting the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) long-awaited post-implementation review of the sector – released … Read More

A Rocky Road

August 10, 2018 |

IN THE TWO YEARS since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) commenced its post-implementation review of the peer-to-peer lending industry, so much has changed. Whereas a mere handful of P2P platforms had full FCA authorisation in 2016, now the vast majority … Read More

Collateral closure puts living wills into question

June 8, 2018 |

THE COLLAPSE of peer-to-peer lender Collateral has shined a spotlight on the role of living wills in the event of a platform failure.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) gained court approval last month to replace Collateral’s administrator Refresh Recovery with … Read More

P2P lenders prepared for new data rules

June 5, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms have welcomed the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and confirmed that their processes meet with the new EU standard.

“We welcome any measures which safeguard personal information, and very much see GDPR as a significant … Read More

Disrupting the disruptors

April 13, 2018 |

Cryptocurrencies are not only the hot topic de jour – they are also edging into the peer-to-peer lending space. Peer2Peer Finance News investigates what this means for an industry still finding its feet in mainstream finance…

CRYPTOCURRENCIES and peer-to-peer lending … Read More

M&A: The real deal

March 23, 2018 |

After years of speculation, M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector has failed to materialise. Peer2Peer Finance News finds out why it’s taking so long 

Traditionally, as a new market matures it becomes ripe for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but the … Read More

The role of retail

March 23, 2018 |

Individual investors are the lifeblood of the peer-to-peer lending industry. But will they get pushed aside by City institutions as platforms pursue serious scale? 

Retail investors are the foundation on which today’s thriving peer-to-peer lending industry was built. The whole … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Competition regulator confirms P2P business lenders exempt from APR rules

August 2, 2017 |

NEW pricing rules on business loans will not apply to peer-to-peer lenders, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed.

From today, all providers of unsecured loans and overdrafts worth up to £25,000 to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will … Read More