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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2017

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Demand grows for property loans in tranches

August 7, 2017 |

PROPERTY developers are increasingly using peer-to-peer loans to access funding in stages rather than in one go.

Platforms are reporting a change in the way developers are drawing down loans as it is cheaper for them only to pay interest … Read More

Kuflink launches IFISA with two fixed-term products

July 3, 2017 |

KUFLINK has become the latest platform to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), two months after receiving Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation.

The property-backed P2P lender is offering two ISA products to its investors – a one-year fixed term with four … Read More

Brexit abates UK investors’ risk appetite

May 22, 2017 |

BREXIT-GENERATED uncertainty and snap national elections have struck a strong blow to UK investors’ appetite for risk, pushing almost one in three towards safer assets such as property, new research has claimed.

Last year’s landmark referendum and Theresa May’s announcement of … Read More

Kuflink gains FCA approval

April 27, 2017 |

KUFLINK is the latest peer-to-peer platform to gain Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

The property lender is planning to apply to HMRC for ISA manager status imminently and … Read More

P2P lenders eschew Silicon Roundabout

April 18, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending may be one of the central elements of the UK’s burgeoning fintech sector but the majority of platforms seem to be eschewing the government’s much flaunted Silicon Roundabout as a base.

The area around Old Street and Shoreditch in … Read More

Industry urges for standard default definition

April 6, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lenders are backing calls for a standardised definition of defaults in the sector.

Although actual default rates are low, the definition of when a loan has failed is not consistent across all platforms, making it harder for investors to … Read More

Here’s what the P2P sector thought of the FCA feedback

December 9, 2016 |

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s interim feedback on its review into crowdfunding indicated tougher regulation ahead. Here’s some of the P2P industry’s initial thoughts.

 

James Meekings, Funding Circle’s co-founder and UK managing director

“We welcome the FCA’s review … Read More

Fighting fraud

November 11, 2016 |

Where there is money changing hands, the risk of fraud is always present. But in the rapidly-growing P2P sector, new risks are emerging and new solutions are being developed…

Between the Lending Club scandal and the ongoing crisis in China, … Read More

Kuflink hires Contego to bolster fraud checks

September 28, 2016 |

KUFLINK has hired fraud detection firm Contego to bolster its anti-money laundering checks.

The peer-to-peer platform, where loans are secured against property, said that implementing effective fraud mitigation and risk management is crucial for them to stay competitive.

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