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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 18, 2017

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Giles Andrews

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

Hogan Lovells launches global fintech mentors programme

April 10, 2017 |

HOGAN Lovells, the City law firm that has helped the likes of Zopa and Landbay move their businesses forward, has launched a global fintech mentors programme to support more firms in the sector.

The company, which announced the programme … Read More

MarketInvoice names Zopa’s Giles Andrews as chairman

March 20, 2017 |

ZOPA co-founder Giles Andrews OBE has been appointed chairman of MarketInvoice, to help support the peer-to-peer invoice finance platform’s plans for growth this year.

Andrews (pictured centre) will continue in his role of chairman of Zopa, the world’s first … Read More

Brexit could drive fintech firms out of the UK

December 16, 2016 |

BREXIT could drive fintech firms out of the UK, a House of Lords committee has warned.

Anticipated restrictions on free movement of people could cause a skills shortage and prompt entrepreneurs to set up elsewhere, according to the report from … Read More

No Bregrets – How P2P is dealing with Brexit

December 16, 2016 |

It’s natural to be cautious about the future in a world where the UK government has yet to reveal its plan to leave the European Union, where the value of sterling is tanking and where the US recently gave out … Read More

P2P leaders warn MPs about Brexit fallout

November 3, 2016 |

BREXIT is already having a negative impact on the UK’s fintech sector, industry officials have told politicians.

Zopa chief executive Giles Andrews, Abundance managing director (and Zopa co-founder) Bruce Davis and Daniel Morgan, head of policy and regulation at Innovate … Read More