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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 19, 2019

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RateSetter and Zopa named among fastest-growing European firms

March 5, 2019 |

TWO of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lenders have made it onto the Financial Times’ FT 1,000 list of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.

Zopa was number 571 on the list, with revenue growth of 304 per cent and a revenue … Read More

LendInvest hails record-breaking December with £83m in loans

January 10, 2019 |

PROPERTY lender LendInvest has revealed that it funded a record £83m in loan originations last month.

This brings the platform’s total loan value to date to £1.7bn.

“In what was a short month in terms of business days, we have … Read More

Navigating through the P2P property maze

July 24, 2018 |

PROPERTY is one of the most popular ways for peer-to-peer investors to put their money to work.

The attractions are obvious: the reassurance of bricks and mortar as security and inflation-busting returns, often with the added allure of tax-free earnings … Read More

BTL remortgages rocket despite fall in transaction volumes

July 17, 2018 |

THE VOLUME of buy-to-let (BTL) remortgages has risen by almost a third over the last quarter, according to new research from LendInvest.

The online mortgage lender’s latest Buy-to-Let Index report showed that overall transaction volume growth has slowed by as … Read More

LendInvest bond backs £50m of property loans

July 2, 2018 |

THE UK’s first listed fintech retail bond has invested in almost £50m of short-term property loans in its first seven months, LendInvest has revealed.

The LendInvest Secured Income bond, established by the former peer-to-peer lender, offers 5.25 per cent annual interest payable … Read More

Forget Brexit, UK economy expected to have bigger influence on house prices

May 10, 2018 |

THE UK’s economic growth will have the biggest influence on house prices over the next five years, according to new research.

The survey of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the housebuilding sector, published by specialist mortgage lender LendInvest, showed … Read More

Government urged to help small homebuilders access alternative finance

April 19, 2018 |

THE UK government is not doing enough to encourage small- and medium-sized (SME) property investors and developers to access alternative financing, according to a new report by specialist property lender LendInvest.

In the report released on Thursday, called Putting Finance … Read More

Mid-sized P2P platforms taking bigger market share

April 17, 2018 |

MID-SIZED direct lending platforms in the UK are occupying more market share than ever before, while growth at bigger lenders slows, according to BondMason research.

The peer-to-peer investor’s 2018 Direct Lending Report found direct lenders – which include P2P platforms … Read More

LendInvest unveils second retail bond

March 15, 2018 |

LENDINVEST has launched a second retail bond to help fund loans on its property investment platform.

The former peer-to-peer lender is offering investors a return of 5.37 per cent a year until 2023.

Interest is paid twice a year and … Read More

The biggest P2P funding deals of 2017

December 19, 2017 |

INSTITUTIONS have become an important source of finance in the peer-to-peer sector and interest from organisations such as state-backed banks and asset managers has grown during 2017.

The latest Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) report on the industry found … Read More