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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2018

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The might of the Square Mile

September 18, 2018 |

The attractions of the peer-to-peer lending sector are obvious to retail and institutional investors alike. But will the latter’s financial firepower push out the former as platforms look to scale up?

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector was borne out of a … Read More

Barclays to fund £1bn of invoices via MarketInvoice in coming years

September 13, 2018 |

A SIGNIFICANT proportion of MarketInvoice’s business is likely to be funded by Barclays in the future, rather than by peer-to-peer investors.

Bilal Mahmood, spokesperson for the business finance platform, told Peer2Peer Finance News that its recently-unveiled strategic partnership with Barclays … Read More

High street lenders react to altfin threat

August 9, 2018 |

FIERCE competition from alternative lenders is thought to have driven Barclays’ decision to double its unsecured business lending limit to £100,000.

“There is growing competition in that segment and to be fair Barclays is not the only major bank to … Read More

Barclays takes stake in MarketInvoice in SME drive

August 2, 2018 |

BARCLAYS has taken a minority stake in business finance provider MarketInvoice – a move that will allow the bank to offer its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients access to MarketInvoice’s technology.

The high street bank hopes the strategic partnership … Read More

Funding Circle fund extends Citibank facility

July 26, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s dedicated investment trust has expanded its existing facility with Citibank from £50m to approximately £66m.

The Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) said in a stock market update that the additional £16m would be drawn down during August … Read More

P2PGI writes off exposure to closed Urica platform

July 24, 2018 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI), the peer-to-peer lending-focused investment fund, has written off a holding in Urica after the supply chain funding firm closed this week.

Urica, which has in the past received government funding to help boost small- and medium-sized … Read More

MarketInvoice looks to bolster its financial crime prevention

July 20, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE is looking to bolster its financial crime prevention with the appointment of dedicated anti-money laundering (AML) officer.

All regulated firms have to have someone in the business with responsibility for AML monitoring, with some choosing existing staff and others … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

MarketInvoice hires first female chief technology officer

June 11, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE has named what is believed to be one of the fintech sector’s first female chief technology officers.

Rija Javed has joined the peer-to-peer business loans and invoice finance platform from Silicon Valley startup Wealthfront, with her appointment secured by … Read More

BNI Europa partners with Alterest to boost loan data management

June 6, 2018 |

BANCO BNI Europa has announced a partnership with Alterest to improve its investment analytics and risk management with its credit originating partners.

The Portuguese online bank has a number of funding deals in place with peer-to-peer lenders, including Funding Circle in … Read More