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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 26, 2019

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Jaidev Janardana

Zopa raises £60m in largest funding round to date

November 8, 2018 |

ZOPA has raised £60m in its largest funding round to date, to help fund the capital needs for its soon-to-launch bank.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which first announced plans to launch a bank in late 2016, commenced a funding round … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Zopa to increase senior female headcount by five per cent

October 16, 2018 |

ZOPA has promised to increase the number of women in senior roles at the firm by five per cent by December 2021.

The peer-to-peer platform has announced that 38 per cent of its senior roles are currently held by women, … Read More

Zopa supports Citizens Advice ‘super-complaint’

September 28, 2018 |

ZOPA is supporting a ‘super-complaint’ against the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which aims to stop loyal bank customers from being overcharged.

National consumer protection charity Citizens Advice lodged the super-complaint on Friday, after calculating that UK consumers lose out … Read More

Funding Circle remains fastest growing P2P firm

September 10, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has retained its place as the fastest growing peer-to-peer lending firm in the latest Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.

Fellow ‘big three’ P2P platform Zopa also featured in the list, which was published on Sunday. However, the … Read More

Zopa secures £44m in fundraising as IPO rumours continue

August 3, 2018 |

ZOPA has raised £44m in the first stage of a new fundraising round, in the latest sign that the peer-to-peer lender is preparing to go public.

Earlier this year, reports suggested that Zopa was in aiming to raise £50m ahead … Read More

Zopa back in the black after “landmark” year

July 2, 2018 |

ZOPA is back in the black in its annual results for the first time in five years, after what it called “a year of strong and sustainable growth”.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender reported pre-tax profit of £111,492 in 2017, up … Read More

Zopa is competing with tech giants not banks for talent, says CEO

March 9, 2018 |

ZOPA is competing with Google and Facebook for talent, not the likes of HSBC, the peer-to-peer lenders’ chief executive Jaidev Janardana (pictured) has said.

Speaking at the Finovate conference in London on Friday, Janardana said that the tech giants were … Read More

Zopa on hiring drive to support credit card launch in 2018

February 16, 2018 |

ZOPA is recruiting staff to develop its new credit card, which it plans to launch later this year as a feature of its digital bank.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which first announced plans to launch a bank in November 2016, … Read More

Zopa bolsters executive team to prepare for bank launch

January 23, 2018 |

ZOPA has announced three new hires to boost its executive team ahead of the launch of its banking brand.

The peer-to-peer lender has appointed a chief officer for its risk, finance and customer departments.

Steve Hulme (pictured) has been appointed … Read More