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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 18, 2017

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Karteek Patel

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

Crowdstacker’s IFISA lures in new investors

October 20, 2016 |

90 PER CENT of Crowdstacker’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) investors had not invested with the platform before, affirming predictions that the tax-free product would open up the industry to a wider range of retail investors.

And a fifth of its IFISA … Read More

Crowdstacker-backed Amicus applies for banking licence

October 18, 2016 |

AMICUS Finance, the bridge lender that peer-to-peer investors can lend to via Crowdstacker, has applied for a banking licence.

The property lender said on Tuesday it has submitted its application to the Prudential Regulation and the Financial Conduct Authority and … Read More

Crowdstacker sees 50 per cent of investment from IFISA

September 12, 2016 |

CROWDSTACKER, one of the only platforms currently authorised to offer the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), is now seeing half of its investment coming via the tax-free product, its chief executive has said.

The company launched in June 2015, making it … Read More