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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 24, 2017

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Neil Faulkner

The sky’s the limit

November 9, 2017 |

First they disrupted the market, then they were regulated, and now they have the IFISA. It’s time for the peer-to-peer lending sector to embark on the next stage of its journey…

May you be cursed to live in interesting times … Read More

IFISA investments ‘to take off’ in 2018

October 19, 2017 |

2018 MAY be the year in which the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) finally takes off, an industry expert has suggested.

Neil Faulkner, chief executive and founder of peer-to-peer analysis firm 4th Way, noted that the small platforms that have already … Read More

Cryptocurrency providers eye P2P lending

October 3, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending may have revolutionised how individuals save and borrow money, but cryptocurrency fans are now turning their attention to the sector.

Crypto or digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum have gained public attention recently amid the emergence of … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Funding Circle’s withdrawal of manual lending comes into effect

September 18, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle investors no longer have the option to manually choose which businesses to lend to and which loans to sell.

The peer-to-peer business lender announced last month that it was scrapping the function and would launch an updated version … Read More

Crystal clear

September 8, 2017 |

Transparency is pivotal to peer-to-peer lending. But can you have too much of a good thing? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending been built on a promise of transparency: question any platform founder and chances are that the desire to be more open and … Read More

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