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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2019

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Half of over 50s unaware they can open an IFISA

February 8, 2017 |

HALF of over 50s have no idea they can open an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), research by Saga Investment Services has claimed.

The financial services provider to the older generation says people aged over 50 find the ISA system and … Read More

Millennials more likely to invest in P2P than the older generation

January 25, 2017 |

MILLENNIALS are four times more likely to have money invested in peer-to-peer platforms than people aged 55 and over, research by ThinCats has revealed.

A poll of more than 2,000 adults by the P2P business lender found that four per cent of 18 … Read More

UK Bond Network nears IFISA launch after HMRC approval

January 24, 2017 |

UK BOND Network has been authorised as an ISA manager by HMRC and plans to launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) within the next month.

The peer-to-peer bond auction platform has partnered with P2P technology provider Goji to launch … Read More

Bricks Finance gains FCA authorisation

January 20, 2017 |

BRICKS Finance, a development finance peer-to-peer lender, is hoping to boost its partnerships with brokers after receiving full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

While many P2P platforms have used full FCA authorisation as a step to achieving ISA manager status, Bricks’ co-founder … Read More

Folk2Folk weeks away from IFISA launch

January 20, 2017 |

SECURED peer-to-peer business loans platform Folk2Folk is planning to launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in the coming weeks and will lower its minimum investment threshold for the product.

The P2P lender received Financial Conduct Authority authorisation at the end of last … Read More

Folk2Folk eyes growth overseas

November 29, 2016 |

FOLK2FOLK is planning to open 10 UK high-street branches by 2018 and is mulling an overseas expansion over the next 12 months.

The Cornwall-headquartered peer-to-peer business lender, which was founded by solicitors in 2013, sees having a bricks-and-mortar presence as … Read More

IFISA approvals reach 12, but top platforms still waiting

September 16, 2016 |

TWELVE companies are now authorised to offer Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs), but the ‘big eight’ peer-to-peer lenders are still waiting.

A HMRC spokesperson confirmed to Peer-to-Peer Finance News that “as of 31 August, 12 [companies] are approved to offer IFISAs”.

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Hargreaves Lansdown platform to launch in early 2017

September 13, 2016 |

HARGREAVES Lansdown is set to launch its peer-to-peer platform in early 2017, Peer-to-Peer Finance News can confirm.

The as-yet-unnamed platform will offer loans to both businesses and individuals, while the firm will target its existing client base for investment.

“Our … Read More