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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 25, 2017

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Funding Circle to launch IFISA next week

November 23, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle is to roll out its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to some of its existing investors from next week.

The tax wrapper will go live on Thursday 30 November, with priority given to active investors who have lent money since … Read More

Orca to unveil diversified P2P portfolios for investors

November 23, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER analysis firm Orca is set to launch an investment platform.

The proposition will automatically build portfolios of P2P investments across more than 50 per cent of the market.

The portfolios would include major lenders across the consumer, business and … Read More

Budget: Personal savings allowance ‘hampered’ IFISA take-up

November 22, 2017 |

TAKE-UP of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) has been hampered by the personal savings allowance and the slow regulatory authorisation process, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) claims.

The government’s independent public finances watchdog questioned why subscriptions for the tax wrapper … Read More

Funding Circle borrowers back joining European Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit

November 22, 2017 |

MORE THAN half of small business owners want the UK to join the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) once Brexit is complete, Funding Circle research has found.

A survey of 1,254 borrowers on the peer-to-peer lending platform found 57 per … Read More

RateSetter, Funding Circle, Zopa feature in Women in Fintech Powerlist

November 16, 2017 |

FEMALE employees at RateSetter, Funding Circle, Zopa and Landbay have all made this year’s Women in Fintech Powerlist, which celebrates the achievements and talent of women across the sector.

The 370-strong list, compiled by industry trade body Innovate Finance, was … Read More

Government unveils financial package to support tech

November 15, 2017 |

THE GOVERNMENT has given a £21m boost to a technology programme that has supported firms such as Zopa and Funding Circle as part of a range of measures to boost the tech sector.

The funding will make Tech City UK … Read More

Funding Circle: Investors can expect 5pc returns in a recession

November 10, 2017 |

A FUNDING Circle loan portfolio would still deliver returns of close to five per cent in a severe recession, the platform claims.

The peer-to-peer business lender has stress-tested its loan book, using a model similar to what the Prudential Regulation … Read More

Funding Circle joins Women in Finance Charter

November 10, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle is among the latest round of firms to have signed the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which aims to tackle gender inequality in senior roles.

The Treasury announced on Friday that a further 26 companies have signed up … Read More

Grand Ambition

November 3, 2017 |

Funding Circle’s chief executive and co-founder Samir Desai would be forgiven for taking his foot off the pedal after leading the company’s stratospheric growth over the past seven years. But he is just getting started…

As chief executive and co-founder … Read More

Funding Circle and RateSetter make LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25’ companies list

November 2, 2017 |

TWO peer-to-peer lenders have been ranked among the UK’s most in-demand startups, according to a new list from LinkedIn.

Funding Circle and RateSetter have been placed at number eight and number 21, respectively, in the ‘LinkedIn Top 25 Companies – … Read More