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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 18, 2018

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How the big three shaped P2P

June 15, 2018 |

ALTHOUGH we still tend to think of peer-to-peer lending as a young sector, it is now 13 years since Zopa became the first lender in the market. It was joined five years later by Funding Circle and RateSetter and since … Read More

Zopa’s Giles Andrews named Kreditech advisory board chairman

May 3, 2018 |

ZOPA co-founder Giles Andrews OBE has been named as chairman of German alternative consumer lender Kreditech’s advisory board.

The fintech firm provides loans and credit cards for the under-banked and those with poor or little credit history and operates in … Read More

Zopa on hiring drive to support credit card launch in 2018

February 16, 2018 |

ZOPA is recruiting staff to develop its new credit card, which it plans to launch later this year as a feature of its digital bank.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which first announced plans to launch a bank in November 2016, … 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

Zopa’s Andrews warns on post-Brexit skills shortage

September 11, 2017 |

THE UK is facing a technology skills shortage that may worsen because of Brexit, Zopa’s co-founder and chairman has warned.

Giles Andrews (pictured) said that the peer-to-peer consumer lender’s decision to open a hub in Barcelona was partly due to … Read More

New frontiers

September 6, 2017 |

There’s no-one better placed to discuss the rise of peer-to-peer lending than Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews (pictured). The industry veteran talks to Andrew Saunders about regulation, Brexit and why this is the most exciting time for Zopa…

“It’s the most … Read More

Fintech Wars: Could Germany steal the UK’s fintech crown?

August 25, 2017 |

LONDON is often referred to as the fintech hub of Europe, but Germany could be catching up.

In June, the Deutsche Boerse launched its own “fintech hub” initiative in Frankfurt, with the aim of attracting young talent from across the … Read More

Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

An IPO would add kudos to P2P but shouldn’t be a priority

August 3, 2017 |

A PUBLIC listing would boost the credibility of whichever peer-to-peer lender moves first, but would also bring a host of challenges, an investment expert has warned.

Talk of an initial public offering (IPO) from one of the main P2P players … Read More

MarketInvoice marks another record quarter

July 5, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER invoice finance platform MarketInvoice is celebrating its best quarter since its launch in 2011.

The platform announced on Wednesday that £161.9m of invoices were funded in the second quarter of 2017. with £64.2m funded in June alone.

The results … Read More