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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 19, 2019

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Neil Faulkner

Real and present danger

March 12, 2019 |

What happens when a peer-to-peer lending platform becomes insolvent? Danielle Levy investigates the impact on the industry and its investors…

A PEER-TO-PEER LENDER becoming insolvent is surely the worst-case scenario for both the business and its customers.

This danger came … Read More

How worried should investors be in 2019?

March 8, 2019 |

INSOLVENCIES, credit crises, economic lag and – of course – Brexit. There are many reasons for peer-to-peer investors to worry this year.

Over the past few years, P2P platforms have worked hard to win over investor confidence and the results … Read More

Should bank-style stress tests for P2P lenders reassure investors?

February 20, 2019 |

THE RESILIENCE of the peer-to-peer lending sector in a downturn has been debated since the industry’s fruition.

Trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) requires its platform members to carry out bank-style stress tests on their loan portfolios, but how … Read More

Navigating the tax landscape

February 15, 2019 |

The maze of UK tax legislation can be tricky for peer-to-peer investors to navigate, but Andrew Saunders is here to guide you…

IT’S UNLIKELY THAT Benjamin Franklin – 18th century polymath and one of the founding fathers of the USA … Read More

How will P2P fare in a worst-case Brexit scenario?

February 11, 2019 |

AS PRIME Minister Theresa May goes back to Brussels in a bid to get MPs’ backing and push her Brexit deal over the line, a ‘no deal’ scenario is looming large.

While a lot of Brexit uncertainty has been priced … Read More

IFISAs: Plenty to play for

February 8, 2019 |

The Innovative Finance ISA has been boosted by the ‘big three’ lenders unveiling their tax-free products, but are they now helping or hindering the competition? 

THE MAJORITY OF peer-to-peer lenders now offer tax-free earnings through the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

Competitive advantage

December 14, 2018 |

Peer-to-peer lenders’ innovative use of technology is what first set them apart from the banks. But as the industry matures, what are they doing to maintain their competitive edge? Danielle Levy investigates…

MORE THAN 13 YEARS have passed since the … Read More

Older P2P property lenders boast “negligible or zero losses”

November 7, 2018 |

THE LONGEST running peer-to-peer property platforms are providing investors with high returns and “negligible or zero capital losses,” analysis claims.

Research from P2P analysis firm 4th Way has highlighted 11 lenders who now have a track record of four years … Read More

Are P2P investors better off selling bad loans or relying on recovery?

November 6, 2018 |

LENDY is reportedly in talks with distressed debt investors to sell some of its defaulted loans so investors can get repaid. How common is this approach or should it be considered as another risk of peer-to-peer lending?

P2P property platform Lendy … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More