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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 16, 2017

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Funding Circle SME Income Fund

The next evolution

July 18, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer focused investment trusts have had mixed fortunes since their fruition, with some adapting their business models as a result. With many P2P platforms showing stratospheric growth, are the sector’s funds falling behind?

THE PEER-TO-PEER SECTOR has changed dramatically in … Read More

Funding Circle fund on track but warns of Brexit risks

July 14, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s listed fund performed in line with expectations in its first full year of operation, which saw its net asset value increase by 11 per cent to £164.8m.

The Funding Circle SME Income Fund, which is quoted on the … Read More

P2P fund share issues boost investment trust sector

July 13, 2017 |

FUNDRAISINGS by Honeycomb and the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) helped push share issues to record levels in the investment trust sector for the first half of 2017.

Secondary issuances raised £3.3bn in the first six months of the … Read More

How has the P2P sector fared in the year since the Brexit vote?

June 23, 2017 |

IT IS often said that a week is a long time in politics, so there has been plenty of scope for change in the 12 months since the controversial vote to leave the European Union.

The peer-to-peer lending sector has … Read More

Funding Circle founder steps back from P2P investment trust

May 18, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s Samir Desai (pictured) has stepped down from the platform’s investment trust to focus on the peer-to-peer lending side of the business.

Desai, who was a non-executive and non independent director of the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF), launched … Read More

Funding Circle’s fund doubles in size after raising £142m

April 7, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s listed fund has doubled in size, thanks to a share placing that raised £142m.

The Funding Circle SME Income Fund, which is quoted on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, launched the fundraising last month … Read More

Funding Circle SME Income Fund launches C shares offer

March 16, 2017 |

THE FUNDING Circle SME Income Fund has launched its first conversion (C) share fundraising as part of plans to raise additional capital over the next 12 months.

The placing is open until 6 April at a price of 100p per C … Read More

Alternative finance funds beat the sector average for dividend yield

March 13, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE finance-focused investment trusts are paying above the average in the Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) debt sector, with some providing investors with returns of up to eight per cent.

In comparison, the average yield in the AIC debt sector … Read More

Most board members of P2P trusts have skin in the game

February 21, 2017 |

THE MAJORITY of board members of peer-to-peer investment trusts have “skin in the game”, research has revealed.

Canaccord Genuity research has assessed the pay and investments of board members of investment trusts. The analysis included funds focused on the P2P … Read More

Funding Circle’s Patel: US deregulation is no threat to P2P

February 10, 2017 |

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s plans to deregulate financial services are no threat to peer-to-peer lenders, Funding Circle’s global co-head of capital markets has said.

“Trump has been quite open about his plans for deregulation, but I think that’s more with … Read More