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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 26, 2019

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Funding Circle investment trust asks shareholders to approve wind-down plans

May 22, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle is set to begin a managed wind-down of its dedicated investment trust, the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF), once it gets the green light from shareholders.

The FTSE 250-listed peer-to-peer business lender said last month that shareholders … Read More

In the beginning

May 15, 2019 |

CONSUMER lending is the oldest segment of P2P, but can it retain its competitive edge against newer and bigger types of P2P finance? Andrew Saunders reports…

Consumer loans may have been the original peer-to-peer product, but are they still the … Read More

Funding Circle still offers manual lending in other markets

May 8, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle is still offering investors the option to self-select their loans in its three overseas markets, its annual report revealed last month.

The peer-to-peer business lender scrapped its manual lending option in the UK in 2017, saying that its … Read More

‘Disruptive’ P2P lenders set to take a third of SME lending market

May 3, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER and other alternative lenders could ‘disrupt’ more than a third of business lending by 2030, new research claims.

A new report from accountancy giant PwC, called ‘harnessing the power of disruption’, identifies key financial services areas open to – … Read More

P2PGI returns improve as it continues shift away from P2P assets

May 2, 2019 |

P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) reported an increase in its net asset value (NAV) return in March, as it continues to shift away from peer-to-peer lending assets.

The London-listed investment trust posted a NAV return of 0.56 per cent in March, pushing … Read More

MoneyLIVE: Lending 2019

May 2, 2019 |

MoneyLIVE: Lending 2019

Date: 2 October, 2019

Venue: London

MoneyLIVE: Lending is back for 2019!

With top executives from across the lending ecosystem and a range of topics sure to pique your interest, we’ve never been so excited about … Read More

Funding Circle report finds banks are still snubbing SMEs

April 29, 2019 |

BANKS are still giving small – and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the cold shoulder a decade on from the financial crisis, new research claims.

A report, published by Oxford Economics and peer-to-peer business lender Funding Circle, found small firms are still … Read More

Funding Circle lowers return projections

April 24, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle has revised down its annual return projections in the face of a weaker credit environment.

The peer-to-peer business lender now predicts investors in its Balanced portfolio will achieve a return of 4.5 to 6.5 per cent a year.

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LendingClub to refer small businesses to Funding Circle

April 23, 2019 |

LENDINGCLUB is planning to stop lending to small businesses and will instead refer prospective borrowers to Funding Circle US and Opportunity Fund.

The US peer-to-peer lending giant, whose core business is personal finance, said it provided loans to a “small … Read More

Funding Circle’s loans under management hit “new high” in Q1

April 18, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s loans under management soared to a “new high” of £3.4bn in the first three months of the year.

The peer-to-peer business lender unveiled its first-quarter trading update on Friday, which showed that loans under management rose by 44 … Read More