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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 23, 2017

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Neil Faulkner

Autobid vs manual: Which is truly P2P?

August 22, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s decision to get rid of its popular manual bidding function has re-opened the debate into autobid vs manual marketplace lending. Despite promising higher overall returns, some investors have complained that autobidding removes some of their choice, making it … Read More

Taxing times: P2P’s perspective on HMRC guidance

July 11, 2017 |

TAX IS a fragmented issue in the peer-to-peer space. It is investors’ own responsibility to declare earnings with HMRC – which could appear as a fairly common scenario within the financial sector.

However, the vast diversity of P2P business models, … Read More

Warhol prints and football clubs – the most unusual P2P investments revealed

June 14, 2017 |

PEER TO PEER investors are now profiting from modern art, football clubs, farming and marinas, according to new data from 4thWay.

The P2P ratings agency has revealed five of the most unusual investments across more than 15 platforms, and found … Read More

P2P platforms facing hybrid dilemma

June 5, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER finance industry could be on its way to becoming a polarised market, where the biggest firms stick to their core P2P lending activities and the rest are forced to evolve into hybrid models.

A wide range of industry … Read More

City slickers

May 23, 2017 |

Institutional money already dominates the US peer-to-peer lending market and now it’s making waves in the UK. Is this a natural evolution or is it eroding the true essence of P2P?

There was a time when marketing peer-to-peer lending … Read More

RateSetter upgraded transparency to “top-tier” level, says 4th Way

May 2, 2017 |

RATESETTER’S upgraded data disclosure on its loan book and expected losses has brought its transparency to a top-tier level, according to peer-to-peer lending research firm 4th Way.

The ‘big three’ P2P platform, which recently announced it was upgrading its expected losses methodology … Read More

It’s the economy, stupid

April 1, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lending has thrived on both sides of the Atlantic, in an era of low interest rates and solid economic growth. But how will the sector hold up if conditions change?

Peer-to-peer lending platforms have built a global following off … Read More

IFISA investors to earn four times more than savers in a downturn

March 6, 2017 |

INNOVATIVE Finance ISA (IFISA) investors will earn up to four times more money during a financial crisis than people who put money in a savings account or cash ISA, claims new research.

In the case of another financial downturn … Read More

Safe as houses

February 6, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lenders have already made headway in consumer and business loans, could they help solve the housing crisis?

Housing is a perennial feature of any political manifesto and various governments, lobby groups and charities have tried but regularly failed to … 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