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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Jaidev Janardana

Five podcasts for P2P lending enthusiasts

July 22, 2019 |

PODCASTS have become one of the nation’s favourite sources of information and entertainment. According to Ofcom, almost six million Brits tune into a podcast every week – double the number of five years ago. And a few finance podcasts have … Read More

Zopa plans £200m fundraise ahead of bank launch and IPO

July 2, 2019 |

ZOPA is reportedly looking to raise up to £200m as it gears up for its bank launch and a possible stockmarket flotation.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender is in talks with private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds about the fresh … Read More

Here’s what the industry thinks of the FCA rule changes

June 4, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA has released its long-awaited, updated rules for the peer-to-peer lending sector, which confirm the introduction of investor marketing restrictions.

Here’s the industry reaction so far – keep an eye out for rolling updates

RateSetter chief … Read More

Zopa says fintech revolution has killed off monogamous banking

June 3, 2019 |

ZOPA has declared that “monogamous banking is a thing of the past”, as new research reveals that the average UK adult has a relationship with seven different financial providers.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which is launching a digital bank, said … Read More

Zopa reveals 38 per cent median gender pay gap

April 2, 2019 |

ZOPA has published details of its gender pay gap for the first time, revealing numbers its chief executive describes as “far from ideal”.

The UK’s oldest P2P platform revealed combined numbers from across Zopa Limited and its new banking arm, … Read More

P2P to have strong presence at Innovate Finance Global Summit

March 27, 2019 |

FOUNDERS of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lenders are among the confirmed speakers at Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), which takes place next month at London’s Guildhall.

Giles Andrews of Zopa, Samir Desai of Funding Circle and Rhydian Lewis of RateSetter … Read More

Zopa names new P2P chief and chairman

February 14, 2019 |

ZOPA has promoted Natasha Wear to chief executive of its peer-to-peer business, amid a boardroom reshuffle that will see Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews step down as chairman.

Wear, who was most recently Zopa’s head of investment products, has helped develop … Read More

Zopa passes £4bn lending milestone

February 1, 2019 |

ZOPA has hit the £4bn lending milestone.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said the milestone equates to 170,000 car loans, 135,000 debt consolidation loans and 110,000 home improvement loans, since it started lending in 2005.

“Since pioneering the P2P lending industry … Read More

P2P set for fundraising boom in 2019

January 2, 2019 |

INVESTORS could be set to benefit from another bumper year of equity fundraisings in the peer-to-peer lending sector.

P2P lenders raised more than £10m through crowdfunding platforms last year to boost their technology and operations, while almost £2bn was ploughed … Read More

Forget me not? Why Zopa’s P2P roots will still be important for its bank

December 6, 2018 |

ZOPA’S long-awaited banking licence has finally come through, but what does this mean for the wider peer-to-peer lending sector?

The world’s oldest P2P lender has, in some ways, gone full circle with its plans to launch a bank.

It was … Read More