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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 22, 2018

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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

Assetz funds one of P2P sector’s largest loans for student development

November 29, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has funded one of the largest development loans in the UK’s peer-to-peer sector to date.

Investors on the secured property and business lending platform have funded a £9.9m loan for a student development complex in Nottingham being developed … Read More

How does LendInvest’s buy-to-let offering stack up to P2P rivals?

November 16, 2017 |

BUY-TO-LET lenders have fresh competition as LendInvest has launched a mortgage product aimed at professional landlords.

The specialist mortgage lender is using institutional funding secured from Citi to support the product, meaning it can originate far larger loans than its peer-to-peer … Read More

Assetz appoints LendInvest’s Damien Druce for intermediary expansion

November 7, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital is looking to bolster its presence in the intermediary space as part of the next stage of its expansion.

The peer-to-peer business lender has appointed Damien Druce (pictured) to lead the move as head of intermediary sales.

He … Read More

LendInvest enters partnership with Citi to access buy-to-let market

November 2, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE property lender LendInvest has announced a new long-term financing partnership with Citi, as it eyes the UK’s £40bn buy-to-let (BTL) market.

LendInvest has also revealed that it now manages more than £500m of lending capital on behalf of its … Read More

P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter

October 23, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported that new lending among its members equated to more than £700m in the third quarter of 2017, despite losing ‘big three’ platform RateSetter during the period.

The self-regulated trade body said on Monday … Read More

Who are the most influential people in proptech?

October 12, 2017 |

LENDINVEST has opened nominations for its second annual LendInvest proptech influencer list, which this year has been launched in association with the UK Proptech Association and last year’s number one influencer, proptech blogger James Dearsley.

Online specialist property lender LendInvest, … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Bonds grow in popularity due to IFISA wrapper

September 19, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER sector may be more associated with loans but its investors are becoming equally attracted to bonds.

Crowd bonds, such as those offered by Abundance and Downing, are already popular among investors and these platforms have reported a boost … Read More

From regulation to securitisation, a year in the life of Peer2Peer Finance News

September 12, 2017 |

It has been a busy and at times frantic first year at Peer2Peer Finance News. Here are some of the key moments of the past 12 months.

September 2016 Peer2Peer Finance News launched just a month after interest rates had been … Read More