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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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James Meekings

Funding Circle posts higher revenues but pre-tax losses widen

August 8, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle has increased its revenues but widened its pre-tax losses, according to a half-year report which echoed last month’s results preview.

The FTSE 250-quoted firm posted a 29 per cent jump in revenue to £81.4m but pre-tax losses widened … Read More

Funding Circle joins stars such as Twiggy to back independent bookshop campaign

June 17, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle has partnered with 15 celebrities including actor Richard E. Grant, comedian Michael Palin and model Twiggy (pictured) to support a campaign backing independent bookshops.

Each celebrity has been pictured reading their favourite book as part of an awareness … 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

P2P lenders bullish about 2019 IFISA boost

March 1, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are anticipating greater uptake into their Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) this ISA season, as investors eschew low-paying cash ISAs and the volatility of the stock market.

P2P property lender EasyMoney said that it has seen “a natural increase … Read More

Funding Circle: SMEs would vote ‘Remain’ in second referendum

July 30, 2018 |

THE MAJORITY of the UK’s small businesses would vote to remain in the EU if a second referendum was held today, according to new research from Funding Circle.

More than half (56 per cent) of businesses said that they would … Read More

Here’s what the industry thinks of the FCA review

July 27, 2018 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority released its long-awaited review into the peer-to-peer lending sector on Friday. Here are some of the industry reactions so far…



Jaidev Janardana, chief executive of Zopa

“As the founder of the P2P industry, we … Read More

How the big three shaped P2P

June 15, 2018 |

ALTHOUGH we still tend to think of peer-to-peer lending as a young sector, it is now 13 years since Zopa became the first lender in the market. It was joined five years later by Funding Circle and RateSetter and since … Read More

Funding Circle opens IFISA to new investors

April 18, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has opened its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to new investors.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform opened its IFISA to existing users last November but has now said that the tax wrapper, offering projected returns of 7.2 per cent, … Read More

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

Funding Circle borrowers back joining European Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit

November 22, 2017 |

MORE THAN half of small business owners want the UK to join the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) once Brexit is complete, Funding Circle research has found.

A survey of 1,254 borrowers on the peer-to-peer lending platform found 57 per … Read More