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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 25, 2019

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New rules to tackle £26bn owed to SMEs in late payments

January 31, 2017 |

THE GOVERNMENT has unveiled new reporting guidance for large businesses, to address the £26.3bn owed to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in late payments.

The reporting guidance comes as small business minister Margot James announces new regulations in parliament. The … Read More

Who are the real main players in P2P?

January 30, 2017 |

FROM the main accountancy firms to Premiership football clubs guaranteeing Champions League status, many industries herald the top four, but who would rank the highest in peer-to-peer lending?

The release of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA)’s lending data for the fourth … Read More

2016: P2P’s record year

January 19, 2017 |

·        £3bn lent out by platforms

·        Funding Circle breaks through the £100m mark

·        UK market could be worth £35.5bn by 2025

THE UK’S largest peer-to-peer lending platforms saw record growth last year, as commentators predict that 2017 … Read More

UK P2P market breaks £7bn barrier

January 18, 2017 |

LENDING volumes among the UK’s major peer-to-peer lending platforms increased by two thirds in 2016, pushing the cumulative total above £7bn, industry data reveals.

Figures from trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), show its eight members collectively lent £843m in the fourth quarter of … Read More

P2P soars but looming rate hikes could cool investor growth

December 8, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has experienced stellar growth in the second half of 2016, but central bank rate hikes next year could dampen investor demand, new research has said.

Nine major UK P2P platforms lent over £278m in October, breaking the record … Read More

UK P2P platforms lent £2.6bn over the last year, new index reveals

November 15, 2016 |

EIGHT of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer platforms lent £2.6bn over the last year, at an average of £197m per month, according to a new index from online aggregator OFF3R.

September 2016 was the strongest month for P2P lenders, with almost £234m … Read More

Fighting fraud

November 11, 2016 |

Where there is money changing hands, the risk of fraud is always present. But in the rapidly-growing P2P sector, new risks are emerging and new solutions are being developed…

Between the Lending Club scandal and the ongoing crisis in China, … Read More

BBBI profits soar thanks to P2P and SME investments

September 21, 2016 |

BRITISH Business Bank Investments (BBBI), the commercial arm of the national economic development bank, tripled its profits last year to £40m.

The government-backed bank, which lends to a number of peer-to-peer platforms, supported 12,068 businesses across the UK as of … Read More