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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 18, 2019

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Alternative property lenders make waves over the summer

August 16, 2019 |

THE SUMMER months are typically quieter but things have been hotting up in the alternative property finance sector, with firms launching new products, securing funding lines and expanding geographically.

Here we round up some of the latest developments in the space. 

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Crowdcube reveals “Funding the Wonderful” branding

August 6, 2019 |

CROWDCUBE has unveiled its new “Funding the Wonderful” rebrand, which aims to shine a light on ambitious businesses wanting to leave a mark on the world.

A number of peer-to-peer lenders have raised money on equity crowdfunding platforms such as … Read More

Platforms may be forced to favour high net worths due to incoming 10pc rule

August 1, 2019 |

RETAIL investors are at risk of being shut out of the peer-to-peer lending sector due to the so-called 10 per cent rule that will come into force this December.

The rule change is part of investor marketing restrictions introduced by … Read More

Institutional interest in P2P continues unabated in 2019

July 25, 2019 |

INSTITUTIONS have been highly active in the peer-to-peer lending space this year, in the form of both funding lines and equity investment.

Funding lines have helped P2P platforms to boost their lending volumes, while equity funding has been used by … Read More

Residential mortgage lending declines in June

July 24, 2019 |

THE number of mortgage approvals and the value of lending both declined for the first time in three months during June 2019, industry data shows.

Approvals and the value of mortgage lending had been steadily rising between March and May, … Read More

Landbay secures £1bn of institutional funding to grow loanbook

July 8, 2019 |

LANDBAY has secured £1bn of funding from an unnamed institutional investor to boost its mortgage lending.

The specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay said on Monday that it will use the new funding line to grow its buy-to-let book and boost its … Read More

Landbay revamps buy-to-let product range

July 1, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET specialist Landbay has refreshed more than thirty of its products for professional landlords, reducing rates by up to 0.6 per cent and cutting fees up to 0.5 per cent.

Landbay has reworked a number of products including … Read More

Residential mortgage lending slows in May

June 26, 2019 |

RESIDENTIAL mortgage lending slowed in May, which Landbay’s chief executive blamed on “poor consumer confidence and subdued house prices”.

New figures from trade body UK Finance found that gross mortgage lending across the residential market in May 2019 came in … Read More

Revealed! The fastest growing P2P lending platforms by loanbook, investors and borrowers

June 14, 2019 |

THE latest Peer2Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) data shows some of the UK’s largest platforms are now lending more than £10.5bn, but how are they performing individually?

At a headline level, the P2PFA data, as of the end of March 2019, … Read More

Funding Circle loanbook hits £5bn as P2PFA reveals health of the sector

June 13, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s UK loanbook passed £5bn in the first three months of the year, industry data shows.

Figures from the Peer2Peer Finance Association for the first quarter of 2019 shows Funding Circle’s cumulative loanbook hit £5.04bn as of March.

It … Read More