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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 25, 2019

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Neil Faulkner

Future of P2P investment funds in doubt

May 10, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s dedicated investment trust is set to close, raising questions about the future of peer-to-peer lending-focused funds.

While P2P platforms themselves have demonstrated impressive growth in recent years, investment trusts have been scaling back their exposure to the sector … Read More

The letter of the law

April 17, 2019 |

Compliance is an essential component of the peer-to-peer lending sector, keeping platforms in check as they push at the boundaries of innovation. With new regulations looming, what should firms prepare for and should investors feel reassured that their money is … Read More

How banks are benefiting from P2P tech innovation

April 11, 2019 |

TECHNOLOGICAL innovation is a hallmark of the P2P lending sector, and one of the key things that has supported its explosive growth since 2005 when the first P2P lender came to market.

In contrast, the traditional financial services sector has … Read More

P2P transparency under threat after investors flout privacy agreements

April 1, 2019 |

THE HIGH levels of transparency vaunted by the peer-to-peer lending industry could be under threat as platforms warn that investors are sharing too much information about bad debts.

Several P2P investor forums have launched in recent years, creating a … Read More

How to earn more than five per cent in an IFISA

March 25, 2019 |

INVESTORS can earn more than five per cent by investing in the top-rated Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs), research claims.

By spreading funds across platforms that 4th Way has given its highest PLUS rating, investors could earn 5.82 per cent returns, the … Read More

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