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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 22, 2018

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Funding Circle hires four banks for stock market flotation

March 12, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has reportedly hired four City heavyweights to lead its initial public offering (IPO) in the second half of this year.

The peer-to-peer business lender has appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Numis Securities … Read More

RateSetter to open IFISA to new investors on Thursday

February 28, 2018 |

RATESETTER is opening up its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to new investors on Thursday, meaning that two out of the ‘big three’ lenders will be offering the tax wrapper outside of their existing customer base.

Industry onlookers argue that the … Read More

BNI Europa eyeing up further P2P lending deals

February 28, 2018 |

BANCO BNI Europa is eyeing up further deals in the alternative finance space to diversify its portfolio and widen its product offering for clients.

The Portuguese online bank has announced several funding deals over the past year, including peer-to-peer lenders … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part two

February 21, 2018 |

INVESTORS looking to enjoy tax-free income from peer-to-peer investments might want to check out this season’s range of business-focused Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs).

Lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has soared in recent years. Members of the Peer-to-Peer Finance … Read More

Funding Circle to launch two new mobile apps this year

February 20, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle is looking to expand its presence in the mobile apps space.

The business lender, which currently only has an iPhone app for investors to access, monitor and manage their accounts, is now advertising for a global mobile apps … Read More

Funding Circle set to hire Morgan Stanley to lead London flotation

February 19, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle is reportedly poised to hire Morgan Stanley to lead a flotation on the London Stock Exchange in the second half of this year.

The largest P2P platform by loan book size in the UK is expected to hire … Read More

Stock market flotations will take P2P to the next level

February 14, 2018 |

THE UK’S biggest peer-to-peer lenders will be facing millions of pounds-worth of annual costs when their flotation plans come to fruition, but experts say the benefits of going public outweigh the cons.

Funding Circle is reportedly seeking an initial public … Read More

IFISAs: The long road

February 9, 2018 |

With the industry’s largest lenders now offering the Innovative Finance ISA, surely the tax wrapper will cement its status in the mainstream investment space this year? We provide an update on the product’s process

IT IS hoped that the 2017-18 … Read More

Rebuildingsociety partners with Leeds Council to support local businesses

February 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Rebuildingsociety has secured an agreement with Leeds City Council whereby the local authority funds loans through its platform.

The council will review business loan requests from companies with an LS postcode prefix, consider the industry and location … Read More

Record year for UK fintech VC investment

February 7, 2018 |

VENTURE capital (VC) investment in UK fintech firms rose by 153 per cent to $1.8bn (£1.3bn) in 2017, making it a record year for the sector.

The amount invested surpassed the previous record-breaking total of $1.1bn in 2015, and followed … Read More