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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2017

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John Goodall

Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

SMEs and P2P lenders back Brexit-heavy Queen’s Speech

June 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have heralded legislation on housing and asset-backed financing in the Queen’s Speech that should help boost their platforms.

The Queen outlined 27 bills and draft bills on Wednesday morning, with a strong focus on Brexit, but other measures … Read More

Politics and inflation are putting pressure on rental growth, says Landbay CEO

June 7, 2017 |

LANDBAY chief executive and founder John Goodall (pictured) has warned that the slowdown in UK rental growth shows that political uncertainty and affordability pressures are causing consumers to feel the pinch.

UK rents grew by just 0.02 per cent in … Read More

City slickers

May 23, 2017 |

Institutional money already dominates the US peer-to-peer lending market and now it’s making waves in the UK. Is this a natural evolution or is it eroding the true essence of P2P?

There was a time when marketing peer-to-peer lending … Read More

Hot property

April 24, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer property lenders have experienced stellar growth in recent years, but will tax and regulatory changes stop the sector in its tracks?

Property lending makes up a significant part of the peer-to-peer finance sector, whether it be buy-to-let mortgages, bridging or … Read More

UK housing market still under pressure, Landbay chief warns

April 20, 2017 |

UPBEAT mortgage lending figures published on Thursday do not necessarily mean the UK housing market is off the hook, Landbay’s chief executive has warned.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders reported a 19.4 per cent increase in mortgage origination in March, partly soothing fears … Read More

IFISAs: Full steam ahead!

April 4, 2017 |

PLATFORMS offering the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) have seen a spike in inflows in recent months, as retail investors clamour to make the most of tax-free earnings before the end of the financial year.

Crowd2Fund has seen 50 per cent … Read More

Landbay launches private funding round for existing investors

March 14, 2017 |

LANDBAY is giving investors who have previously backed the platform on Seedrs the chance to increase their stake in the business.

The property peer-to-peer platform has launched a funding round on Seedrs for existing investors after securing external finance.

All Seedrs … Read More

Budget underwhelms P2P sector

March 9, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector lambasted Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget for failures on a number of fronts including business taxes, innovative finance ISA (IFISA) rules and housing.

P2P platforms have blasted the fiscal announcement for not doing enough to improve … Read More

January mortgage lending hits 9-year high

February 23, 2017 |

MORTGAGE lending last month rose by 1.8 per cent year-on-year to £19.8bn, hitting its highest level for January since 2008.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders, who released the figures, said that overall mortgage lending continues to hold up well, but … Read More