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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 15, 2018

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John Battersby

Lenders gear up for Open Banking revolution

August 8, 2018 |

MORE peer-to-peer lenders have revealed how they propose to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Open Banking.

David Bradley-Ward, chief executive of Ablrate, told Peer2Peer Finance News the secured business lender wants to automate some of the functions that are … Read More

The role of retail

March 23, 2018 |

Individual investors are the lifeblood of the peer-to-peer lending industry. But will they get pushed aside by City institutions as platforms pursue serious scale? 

Retail investors are the foundation on which today’s thriving peer-to-peer lending industry was built. The whole … Read More

The sky’s the limit

November 9, 2017 |

First they disrupted the market, then they were regulated, and now they have the IFISA. It’s time for the peer-to-peer lending sector to embark on the next stage of its journey…

May you be cursed to live in interesting times … Read More

Crystal clear

September 8, 2017 |

Transparency is pivotal to peer-to-peer lending. But can you have too much of a good thing? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending been built on a promise of transparency: question any platform founder and chances are that the desire to be more open and … Read More

Autumn Statement: P2P platforms call for support for fintech

November 22, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms hope that Chancellor Philip Hammond will use his first Autumn Statement to offer public support for the UK’s fintech sector.

Hammond has been bullish on fintech in the past, supporting the creation of fintech ‘bridges’ between the UK … Read More

RateSetter and Crowd2Fund join City minister on Singapore trade mission

November 14, 2016 |

RATESETTER and Crowd2Fund are among the UK fintech firms who will be accompanying economic secretary to the Treasury Simon Kirby on a trade mission to Singapore this week.

The firms are expected to take part in talks about the UK’s … Read More

P2P firms meet with City minister to discuss future of fintech

November 1, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance platforms were among the fintech companies invited to attend a government roundtable today with City minister Simon Kirby to discuss the future of the industry.

Today’s meeting was the first of two roundtables, taking place over two … Read More

Innovative Finance ISAs: The game changer

October 18, 2016 |

When the government first announced plans to launch the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in mid-2015, it marked a turning point for the peer-to-peer finance sector. Once considered to be a fringe element of the financial market, this new ISA status promised … 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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