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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2019

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John Goodall

Landbay secures £1bn of institutional funding to grow loanbook

July 8, 2019 |

LANDBAY has secured £1bn of funding from an unnamed institutional investor to boost its mortgage lending.

The specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay said on Monday that it will use the new funding line to grow its buy-to-let book and boost its … Read More

Residential mortgage lending slows in May

June 26, 2019 |

RESIDENTIAL mortgage lending slowed in May, which Landbay’s chief executive blamed on “poor consumer confidence and subdued house prices”.

New figures from trade body UK Finance found that gross mortgage lending across the residential market in May 2019 came in … Read More

Landbay stress test predicts investor returns of more than 3pc in a downturn

May 22, 2019 |

LANDBAY has commissioned an independent stress test that found its investors would still receive returns of more than three per cent in an economic downturn.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in buy-to-let mortgages, commissioned MIAC Analytics (MIAC) to provide the … Read More

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

May 15, 2019 |

Risk and returns go hand in hand, so how do peer-to-peer lenders offer competitive returns while protecting their customers? Marc Shoffman investigates…

RISK is an unavoidable component of investing and peer-to-peer lending is no exception.

The collapse of Collateral, rising … Read More

What is the best provision fund structure?

May 8, 2019 |

PROVISION FUNDS are designed to cover peer-to-peer investors in the event that a borrower defaults on their loan, but the way they are funded and operated varies widely across platforms. So what should investors be looking for and is there … Read More

Lay of the land

April 8, 2019 |

The property market is facing uncertain times, but this is when peer-to-peer lenders can prove their mettle, as Marc Shoffman reports…

PROPERTY LENDING IS one of the most diverse areas of peer-to-peer lending. Platforms are offering everything from property development … Read More

Landbay bolsters regional sales team

April 4, 2019 |

LANDBAY, the peer-to-peer lender focused on buy-to-let mortgages, has boosted its regional sales team with a new appointment and two promotions.

Helen McKinney has joined from OneSavings Bank as head of sales for the southern region, while Ian Hall and … Read More

Navigating the tax landscape

February 15, 2019 |

The maze of UK tax legislation can be tricky for peer-to-peer investors to navigate, but Andrew Saunders is here to guide you…

IT’S UNLIKELY THAT Benjamin Franklin – 18th century polymath and one of the founding fathers of the USA … Read More

Landbay steps up retail marketing in 2019

February 13, 2019 |

LANDBAY is renewing its focus on the retail investor in 2019 and is also looking to diversify its array of institutional funders.

The buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender has spent the last 18 months focused on scaling up the business, boosted by … Read More

Forget me not? Why Zopa’s P2P roots will still be important for its bank

December 6, 2018 |

ZOPA’S long-awaited banking licence has finally come through, but what does this mean for the wider peer-to-peer lending sector?

The world’s oldest P2P lender has, in some ways, gone full circle with its plans to launch a bank.

It was … Read More