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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 20, 2018

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P2P returns are “hard to argue with” amid market uncertainty

October 19, 2018 |

UNCERTAINTY across global financial markets is boosting the case for peer-to-peer investment, according to Lending Works.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said that while markets panic over a disorderly Brexit, soaring global debt, rising American interest rates and the Italian banking … Read More

Lending Works narrows losses in 2017

October 9, 2018 |

LENDING Works narrowed its losses last year, while increasing its headcount.

Small company accounts filed by the peer-to-peer consumer lender for the year ended 31 December 2017 showed a loss of £1.41m, taking its overall cumulative profit and loss account … Read More

Orca launches £500,000 crowdfunding campaign

September 17, 2018 |

ORCA has opened its £500,000 crowdfunding campaign to the wider public, as it eyes European expansion for its investment platform.

The peer-to-peer analysis and investment firm launched a private Seedrs fundraising last month for existing customers to help fund its … Read More

Five ways P2P lenders can capitalise on Open Banking

August 14, 2018 |

THE POTENTIAL of Open Banking is both huge and largely untapped so the onus is on peer-to-peer lenders to capitalise on it in order to attract new customers, give more services to existing customers and grow their businesses.

The Open … Read More

Lenders gear up for Open Banking revolution

August 8, 2018 |

MORE peer-to-peer lenders have revealed how they propose to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Open Banking.

David Bradley-Ward, chief executive of Ablrate, told Peer2Peer Finance News the secured business lender wants to automate some of the functions that are … Read More

Widespread variation in access to secondary markets

August 3, 2018 |

THE TIME it takes to fund and exit loans on the secondary market varies considerably across peer-to-peer lenders, research by Peer2Peer Finance News has found.

Lenders claim secondary markets enhance liquidity for investors, but on some platforms it can take … Read More

Lending Works calls for BoE rate hike

July 25, 2018 |

LENDING Works has urged the Bank of England to raise interest rates next month.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said that “it is high time for some rebalancing” to help savers “who continue to see their money fall in real terms”.

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Other people’s money

July 16, 2018 |

Consumer lending is a cornerstone of peer-to-peer finance, but with fears of a personal debt crisis and fierce competition, should platforms be worried? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending is a pretty diverse sector, with dozens of platforms out there offering everything from domestic … Read More

Lending Works secures £2.8m private equity investment

July 12, 2018 |

LENDING Works has received £2.8m of private equity funding.

The capital raise  was led by UK private equity house Maven Capital Partners, with £800,000 of backing from Pollen Street Capital and NVM Private Equity.

The proceeds will be used to … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More