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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 25, 2019

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LendingCrowd inks £18.75m funding deal with Scottish and Dutch investment banks

May 21, 2019 |

SCOTTISH lender LendingCrowd has announced a new funding deal worth £18.75m with the government-backed Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) and Dutch entrepreneurial bank NIBC.

The institutional funds will be lent via the peer-to-peer platform to UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

May 15, 2019 |

Risk and returns go hand in hand, so how do peer-to-peer lenders offer competitive returns while protecting their customers? Marc Shoffman investigates…

RISK is an unavoidable component of investing and peer-to-peer lending is no exception.

The collapse of Collateral, rising … Read More

LendingCrowd adds diversification tools to portfolios

May 14, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has unveiled two new product features designed to improve diversification for investors.

The Scottish peer-to-peer business lending platform said investors in its Growth Account and Income Account can already create diversified portfolios, but with the addition of the AutoBalance … Read More

Five ways to add IFISA diversity

April 4, 2019 |

THIS WEEK is the busiest of the year for ISA providers and ISA savers alike. As the end of the tax year approaches, investors and savers are rushing to make the most of their annual ISA allowance, while ISA managers … Read More

LendingCrowd boosted by IFISA transfers from rivals

March 12, 2019 |

MORE THAN a fifth of ISA transfers to LendingCrowd’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) have come from stocks and shares or other peer-to-peer lenders, the platform has revealed.

Data from the Edinburgh-based P2P lender shows that, as expected, the majority of … Read More

LendingCrowd to let investors split loans on secondary market

February 25, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has reformed its secondary market to let investors sell loan parts rather than the whole amount they have lent.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform said self select account users can now choose how much of a loan they want … Read More

Orca launches multi-platform IFISA

February 21, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER aggregator Orca has launched its first ISA offering, which will allow investors to earn up to 5.3 per cent in tax-free returns by investing across multiple P2P platforms.

The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) includes loans from Assetz Capital, Landbay, … Read More

LendingCrowd named among tech start-ups to watch

January 25, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has been named on a list of 30 fast-growing tech start-ups to watch, compiled by UK-based digital entrepreneur network Tech Nation.

The Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer lender is among the companies which have been recognised for their “early stage talent” and the expectation … Read More

Insolvency reforms bring secured loans into focus

December 5, 2018 |

THE TYPE of security taken by some peer-to-peer lenders has come under the spotlight amid proposed insolvency reforms.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his 2018 Budget last month that HMRC would return to preferred creditor status in business insolvencies to … Read More

LendingCrowd names new chief marketing officer

November 23, 2018 |

LENDINGCROWD has appointed Darren Cairns (pictured) as its new chief marketing officer, in the latest senior hire for the Scottish peer-to-peer lender.

Cairns previously worked at London-based financial provider Neyber, and he has more than 20 years of experience in … Read More