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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 23, 2017

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John Goodall

Budget: P2P lenders welcome £44bn housebuilding package and stamp duty cut

November 22, 2017 |

PROPERTY-FOCUSED peer-to-peer lenders have welcomed the chancellor’s housing measures outlined in the Budget, which include £44bn of funding and the scrapping of stamp duty for most first-time buyers.

In Wednesday’s speech, Philip Hammond outlined “an ambitious plan to tackle the … Read More

P2P sector urges chancellor to set bold housing agenda in Autumn Budget

November 13, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector has called on the chancellor to introduce a more ambitious housing programme in this month’s Budget.

There have been several rumours about the content of Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget, set for 22 November 2017, including … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Landbay unveils new hires after record month of lending

October 2, 2017 |

LANDBAY has reported a record month of lending in September, channelling £6.31m across 31 buy-to-let mortgages.

The peer-to-peer finance platform said on Monday that last month’s lending levels were higher than the two previous months combined, due to increased investment … Read More

P2P property platforms react to Corbyn’s rent cap pledge

September 29, 2017 |

PROPERTY peer-to-peer lenders have mixed opinions on how Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed rent controls would impact the market.

Speaking at this week’s Labour Party conference, the opposition leader pledged to introduce rent controls should Labour win the next election.

“We will … Read More

Property P2P platforms unfazed by landlord worries

September 14, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms involved in the housing market have played down concerns surrounding the predicted fall in the number of landlords investing in property over the next few years.

The latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered … Read More

From ISAs to authorisations: the big stories of the past year

September 12, 2017 |

PEER2PEER Finance News celebrates its first birthday today, and what a year it has been for the industry.

To mark the occasion, we decided to pick the brains of some key industry figures to get their thoughts on what have … Read More

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