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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 22, 2017

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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

Octopus Choice launches IFISA

August 9, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has announced the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

The peer-to-peer lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments in April 2016, said that the tax-free wrapper around P2P investments would target returns of four per cent … Read More

A helping hand

May 22, 2017 |

Brokers and financial advisers have the power to send millions of new lenders and borrowers into the P2P sector, so what’s holding them back?

Depending on who you ask, financial intermediaries are either utterly essential or completely irrelevant to the … Read More

Octopus Choice close to £50m loan target ahead of first anniversary

April 20, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice is set to have raised £50m within its first year of operation.

The peer-to-peer platform, spun out of institutional investor Octopus Investments, began a pilot with retail investors at the end of April last year providing loans secured … Read More

Funding Circle’s Desai among confirmed speakers at Fintech Week 2017

April 4, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s Samir Desai is among the keynote speakers at the government’s international fintech conference, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The chief executive and co-founder of the peer-to-peer business lender will be joined by other leading figures in the UK … Read More

Octopus Choice approved as ISA manager by HMRC

January 18, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has been approved as an ISA manager by HMRC and is planning on launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) later this year, Peer-to-Peer Finance News can reveal.

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

Octopus Choice gains full FCA authorisation

January 9, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice is the latest peer-to-peer lending platform to be granted full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), just nine months after launch.

The property lender has attracted almost £45m from lenders and funded 75 deals since it launched last April.

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