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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 25, 2019

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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

MarketInvoice boosts regional presence with new hire

May 16, 2018 |

MARKETINVOICE has hired ex-banker Adrian Payne (pictured) to boost its regional presence as head of sales for Midlands and the South West.

The peer-to-peer invoice finance and business loans platform says the appointment comes in response to increased demand from … Read More

Collaborate or compete?

May 10, 2018 |

Peer-to-peer lenders are getting increasingly involved with the very incumbents they set out to disrupt. Is this the key to the P2P industry’s future or the path to its demise?

IN THE tech-forward 21st century, the answer to the age-old … Read More