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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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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

Landbay: London property prices putting a brake on UK market

November 14, 2018 |

STAGNANT house prices in London are acting as a brake on UK house price growth elsewhere, according to Landbay chief executive John Goodall (pictured).

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) house price index shows that UK house prices increased … Read More

Landbay reaches £200m lending landmark

November 7, 2018 |

LANDBAY has hailed its quality service and strong broker relationships as it reached the £200m lending milestone this week.

The peer-to-peer property platform, which purely focuses on buy-to-let mortgages (BTL), said it had reached the landmark with a track record … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Mortgage lending slows in September

October 24, 2018 |

THE UK mortgage market softened during September, according to the latest figures from UK Finance.

The trade association’s data found that gross mortgage lending across the residential market in September equated to £21.5bn, a 1.2 per cent decrease from the … Read More

Landbay reaps rewards of BTL tax changes

October 19, 2018 |

LANDBAY has seen its lending volumes triple in recent months thanks to the fall-out from the buy-to-let (BTL) tax changes and a major hiring spree.

John Goodall (pictured), chief executive of the peer-to-peer BTL mortgage lender, said lending volumes for … Read More

Remortgaging fuels rise in approvals

September 26, 2018 |

THE NUMBER of remortgages approved in August soared, fuelling a small rise in the overall mortgage market, according to figures from UK Finance.

The trade association’s data for last month showed that mortgage approvals by the main high street banks … Read More

Landbay revenue soars as number of lenders rises

September 25, 2018 |

LANDBAY saw an almost sixfold increase in its revenue last year, driven by a 59 per cent rise in the number of lenders on its platform.

The peer-to-peer buy-to-let (BTL) lender’s revenue totalled £994,495 in the year to 31 December … Read More

Property investors steaming ahead on the Elizabeth Line

September 25, 2018 |

INVESTORS and buy-to-let landlords with properties along the Elizabeth Line are benefitting from rent increases that are double the London average, according to new research.

Annual rent outgoings have risen by £2,000 along the route of the Crossrail project over … Read More

The might of the Square Mile

September 18, 2018 |

The attractions of the peer-to-peer lending sector are obvious to retail and institutional investors alike. But will the latter’s financial firepower push out the former as platforms look to scale up?

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector was borne out of a … Read More