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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2019

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P2P industry yet to see wave of consolidation

June 13, 2019 |

THE WAVE of M&A activity that was expected to engulf the peer-to-peer lending sector has yet to materialise.

Industries which have a proliferation of smaller players fighting to grow market share are typically prime candidates for takeovers and mergers, so … Read More

84 per cent of banks will consider fintech partnerships

May 29, 2019 |

THE VAST majority of UK banks would consider a new fintech partnership in order to meet customer needs, new research has found.

According to a new survey from credit card transaction specialist Fraedom, 84 per cent of banks are open … Read More

Funding Options chief eschews M&A predictions

March 15, 2019 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector is unlikely to see any consolidation, according to the founder and chief executive of business finance aggregator Funding Options.

Conrad Ford, whose platform provides small businesses with a variety of finance options including P2P loans, said … Read More

From disruptors to dealmakers

August 16, 2017 |

THE MOST significant M&A deals don’t always manage to grab the headlines. The business pages are packed with analyses of multi-billion dollar mergers or failed acquisitions, and the so-called 50 per cent failure rate is ominously cited any time there … Read More

Brexit set P2P M&A back six months, says investment bank chief

July 31, 2017 |

BREXIT has set M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector back by six to twelve months, according to the head of an investment bank.

Last year, Jason Purcell, chief executive of First Capital, predicted that there would be an M&A … Read More

SyndicateRoom to offer LendInvest’s retail bond to its members

July 27, 2017 |

ONLINE investment platform SyndicateRoom its giving its customers the opportunity to invest in specialist mortgage lender LendInvest’s newly-launched retail bond.

This is the first time that SyndicateRoom has offered a retail bond to its members and it is believed to … Read More

Deals in disruptive sectors soar to almost $300bn

March 7, 2017 |

GLOBAL mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in disruptive innovation sectors such as fintech soared to $291bn (£239bn) last year, new research has found.

This is four times the total of $72bn in 2012, increasing steadily year on year.

Analysis from … Read More

GLI’s £10m bond lists on Cayman stock exchange

November 2, 2016 |

GLI FINANCE’S £10m bond issuance is now listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, following its acquisition of Gibraltar-based peer-to-peer lender Sancus.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust first announced its plans to increase its stake in Sancus back in May and issued … Read More