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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 22, 2017

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Karteek Patel

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

Crowdstacker launches first bond to fund Help to Buy homes

September 25, 2017 |

CROWDSTACKER has launched its first crowd bond, letting investors back property developer St Mark Homes.

The product is part of the business platform’s move to expand the range of products it offers.

St Mark Homes is looking to raise an … 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

Crowdstacker readies for first ever bond launch

September 5, 2017 |

CROWDSTACKER is launching its very first bond, as it moves towards its aim of becoming an exchange for debt-based investments.

The peer-to-peer business lender, which has offered an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) since April 2016, is planning to launch a … Read More

Playing by the rules

August 4, 2017 |

The peer-to-peer lending industry is waiting with baited breath for the reg­ulator’s full report from its review into the sector. Will its outcome herald a new era for P2P, or just new hurdles to overcome?

It is often said that … Read More

Mine’s a pint! Crowdstacker offers investment in pub redeveloper

July 26, 2017 |

SECURED business loans peer-to-peer platform Crowdstacker is looking to satiate investor thirst for returns with an opportunity to back pub redevelopment company Authentic Alehouses.

Authentic Alehouses, which helps refurbish and improve underperforming pubs, is trying to raise £5m on the … Read More

IFISAs may leave investors short-changed

April 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER investments have long been known for their superior returns to the mainstream markets but investors may have to settle for less with an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in future tax years.

Among the platforms that have already launched an IFISA, … Read More

Crowdstacker IFISA attracting average of £7,000 from investors

February 23, 2017 |

CROWDSTACKER investors are putting more than £7,000 into their Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) on average, the platform has revealed.

Karteek Patel, chief executive of Crowdstacker, said the firm was still receiving around £1m a month in total through its tax-free … Read More

Wholesale lending deemed to be against P2P rules

February 10, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms should not be engaging in wholesale lending, according to updated readings of regulations.

A number of P2P platforms have had wholesale lending operations in the past, where they lend investors’ money to other lenders.

But updated interpretations of Financial Conduct … Read More

Crowdstacker IFISA attracting £1m a month

January 6, 2017 |

CROWDSTACKER’S Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is attracting £1m from investors each month, the peer-to-peer lending platform’s chief executive has revealed.

Chief executive Karteek Patel said three out of four Crowdstacker investors now lend through the tax-free product. This is a marked increase from … Read More