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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 24, 2018

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Octopus Choice

Octopus Choice generates £5m interest for investors

June 20, 2018 |

OCTOPUS Choice has accrued more than £5m in interest for its investors since launching in 2016, according to figures released by the peer-to-peer lending platform.

The platform, which offers loans backed by bricks and mortar, has funded more than 400 … Read More

The automation evolution

June 18, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending emerged as an alternative to mainstream banks, simultaneously widening access to credit and boosting retail investors’ returns.

Some would argue that P2P has made finance more accessible and shifted it from the ‘computer says no’ mentality of the … Read More

Orca launches P2P investment platform

March 27, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer investment platform has launched, enabling investors to diversify across multiple providers.

The new offering, from P2P analysis firm Orca, aims to make the investment process easier and quicker by doing the due diligence on the behalf of … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part four

March 7, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property investing is a popular way to earn decent interest with the added security of bricks and mortar should things go wrong, and now many of those returns can be earned tax-free using an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Many … Read More

Octopus Choice opens IFISA for transfers

January 18, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property lender Octopus Choice has opened its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) up for transfers.

New and existing clients can transfer some or all of their ISA investments into the Octopus Choice ISA, which targets a four per cent return … Read More

The FCA shouldn’t tar P2P with a single brush, says Octopus Choice

October 23, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has called for the City watchdog to force peer-to-peer lenders to make a clear distinction between secured and unsecured lending in its upcoming review of the sector.

The P2P lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments in … Read More

How can the P2P sector win over advisers?

October 5, 2017 |

CONSUMER interest in peer-to-peer lending has never been higher but so far financial advisers have been reluctant to recommend it to their clients.

A recent survey by P2P research firm Orca found only 20 per cent of IFAs were currently … Read More

Accountants emerge as potential “kingmakers” for P2P business lending

September 13, 2017 |

ACCOUNTANTS could have a much larger role to play as introducers between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), investors and peer-to-peer lending platforms, industry insiders have claimed.

A number of P2P lenders and accountants have told Peer2Peer Finance News that accountants … Read More

Octopus Choice targets £200m of lending in two years

September 6, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice is targeting £200m of cumulative lending in its first two years of operation, as it looks to build its presence in the property market.

The peer-to-peer lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments in April 2016, is … Read More

Octopus Choice IFISA attracts 100 investors in week since launch

August 16, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has seen 100 people sign up to its Innovative Finance ISA in the week since its launch, which the peer-to-peer lender said was “above expectations”.

The platform, which was spun out of Octopus Investments in April 2016, toldRead More