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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 24, 2017

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Funding Circle to launch IFISA next week

November 23, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle is to roll out its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to some of its existing investors from next week.

The tax wrapper will go live on Thursday 30 November, with priority given to active investors who have lent money since … Read More

Budget: Personal savings allowance ‘hampered’ IFISA take-up

November 22, 2017 |

TAKE-UP of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) has been hampered by the personal savings allowance and the slow regulatory authorisation process, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) claims.

The government’s independent public finances watchdog questioned why subscriptions for the tax wrapper … Read More

Government urged to widen access to ethical investments

November 20, 2017 |

THE GOVERNMENT is being urged to make social investment options more accessible to the public.

Social investment platform Ethex is calling for the Chancellor Philip Hammond to use this week’s Budget to make it easier for people to invest their … Read More

IFISAs: The golden ticket

November 17, 2017 |

The Innovative Finance ISA may have got off to a slow start, but its potential for the peer-to-peer lending industry is immense. Peer2Peer Finance News delves into the past, present and future of the tax wrapper

THE Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

Downing Crowd launches £3.95m biogas bond

November 13, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER bond platform Downing Crowd has launched a new project to raise £3.95m for renewables firm Warren Energy.

The Norfolk-based energy company is offering investors 6.75 per cent over the term of the bond, which is due to mature on … Read More

Zopa developing IFISA transfer features

November 10, 2017 |

ZOPA is working on ways to let investors transfer their existing holdings into its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

HMRC rules stipulate that tax wrappers have to be funded with new cash for each year’s subscription, which in practice means selling … Read More

Checkmate over IFISA data

November 2, 2017 |

HMRC is facing claims that it is understating the popularity of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) and displaying a lack of urgency in responding to contradicting figures.

In August, the taxman released data which showed the IFISA took £17m in … Read More

A rewarding opportunity

November 1, 2017 |

Nigel Hackett, director at property-backed peer-to-peer lender FundingSecure, details the recent changes in the P2P market following the introduction of the Innovative Finance ISA

FundingSecure was the first peer-to-peer platform to offer loans secured against property and one of the … Read More

Using your assets

November 1, 2017 |

Brian Bartaby, founder and chief executive of peer-to-peer property lender Proplend, explains why investors are flocking towards the platform’s Innovative Finance ISA

Brian Bartaby had been raising finance for property investors and developers for more than a decade before he … Read More

Crowd2Fund: The IFISA pioneer

November 1, 2017 |

Chris Hancock, founder and chief executive of business lending platform Crowd2Fund, explains why the Innovative Finance ISA is going from strength to strength

Crowd2Fund is proud to have provided tens of millions of pounds in much-needed debt finance to hundreds … Read More