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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2019

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UK fintech investment hit £16bn in 2018

February 13, 2019 |

INVESTMENT in UK fintech reached a record high of $20.7bn (£16bn) in 2018, despite a lower number of deals and a slowdown in the second half of the year.

In its biannual Pulse of Fintech report, KPMG reported that total … Read More

SMEs have mixed views on Open Banking

November 26, 2018 |

ONE THIRD of small businesses are “wide open” to the opportunities presented by Open Banking, if it helps them save time around their payments and taxes, a new survey has found.

However, another quarter of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) said … 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

UK increases presence on KPMG Fintech100

October 23, 2018 |

UK FINTECHS took a greater share of KPMG’s Fintech100 list this year, partly due to the growth of neo banks.

12 UK firms feature in the accountancy giant’s list of fintechs transforming financial services, compared to eight in 2017, moving … Read More

Funding Circle shares slide on first day of official trading

October 3, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle saw its share price fall by up to a quarter on its first day of full trading on the London Stock Exchange.

The peer-to-peer lender made its official stock market debut on Wednesday morning (3 October) after closing … Read More

UK regulation of fintech “intrusive” warns KPMG

October 3, 2018 |

THE UK’s regulation of the fintech sector is in danger of becoming “intrusive”, according to a new report.

Big four accountancy firm KPMG said that regulators and supervisors worldwide are beginning to respond to fintech developments.

The report entitled, “The … Read More

Funding Circle valuation ‘reflects brand and growth opportunity’

October 1, 2018 |

KPMG’S global co-head of fintech has defended Funding Circle’s stock market valuation, amid concerns the initial public offering (IPO) was priced too high.

The peer-to-peer business lender, which listed on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, was originally targeting a market … Read More

P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

August 8, 2018 |

NORTHERN Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of fintech – and peer-to-peer experts are leading the charge.

P2P research firm Orca, P2P-facing broker Clearpath Finance, crowdfunding platform CoFunder … Read More

Fintech investment already ahead of 2017 levels

July 31, 2018 |

GLOBAL investment in fintech has already surpassed 2017 figures and the UK is still attracting funds despite Brexit concerns, KPMG claims.

The consultancy’s Pulse of Fintech report found $57.9bn (£44bn) has been invested across 875 fintech deals in the first … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More