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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 16, 2018

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Government rules out shifting regulatory responsibility for savings

October 12, 2018 |

THE UK government has ruled out handing responsibility for savings levels to the Treasury but said it carefully considers views on tax reliefs such as ISAs.

MPs on the Treasury select committee had called for the government to move responsibility … Read More

Government P2P ‘matchmaking’ scheme helps SMEs secure £15m of funding

August 31, 2018 |

A GOVERNMENT scheme to refer small businesses rejected for bank funding to alternative finance such as peer-to-peer lenders has helped 900 firms secure £15m of funding since launch, new figures reveal.

In just the past 12 months, the Bank Referral … Read More

Artificial intelligence backed to reduce P2P defaults

April 26, 2018 |

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) could provide peer-to-peer lenders with greater lending security and less chance of defaults, a technology consultancy claims.

Nick Parham, technical pre-sales consultant at NashTech, said there is much P2P platforms can learn about AI from traditional lenders.

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Government urged to create ISA aimed at SMEs

November 15, 2017 |

THE government is being urged to establish a tax-free ISA wrapper to support small businesses.

Aldermore is calling for the establishment of an entrepreneur ISA that could follow a a similar model to the Help to Buy ISA (HISA) but … Read More

SMEs feeling bullish despite economic uncertainty

July 27, 2017 |

ALMOST four out of five small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe their business will grow in the next 12 months despite a tougher economy, research claims.

Accountancy Smith & Williamson’s latest Enterprise Index, a quarterly barometer testing the views of … Read More

White label P2P platform Trillion Fund up for sale

March 6, 2017 |

RENEWABLE energy peer-to-peer loans provider Trillion Fund is up for sale.

The platform, which stopped offering loans for P2P projects in 2015 after government renewable energy subsidies were cut, has struggled to make its white-label crowdfunding service financially viable.

Trillion Fund launched … Read More

New government envoys to support Scottish fintech

December 8, 2016 |

SCOTTISH peer-to-peer lenders such as LendingCrowd will be supported by new government envoys hired to develop Scotland’s growing fintech industry.

The Treasury said on Thursday that David Ferguson, chief executive of Nucleus, and Louise Smith, head of design in personal … Read More