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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 26, 2019

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Lack of due diligence holding back P2P in IFA market

September 4, 2017 |

THREE quarters of independent financial advisers (IFAs) would recommend peer-to-peer lending to their clients if there were greater client demand, or more independent due diligence tools at their disposal.

A survey by P2P research firm Orca, exclusively provided to Peer2Peer … Read More

Belfast poised to become post-Brexit fintech hub

August 2, 2017 |

BELFAST could become the UK’s next fintech hub thanks to the Brexit effect, insiders have predicted.

Low overheads, a steady stream of tech graduates and access to the European Union have been cited as some of the reasons behind Northern … Read More

Orca celebrates P2P achievements by drafting industry ‘ecosystem’

July 5, 2017 |

ORCA has created an ‘ecosystem’ (pictured) for the UK’s peer-to-peer sector, to celebrate the fact that more than £10bn has now been invested across 23 of the country’s P2P platforms.

The graphic, titled ‘UK Alternative Lending Ecosystem’, highlights the major … Read More

P2P lenders move towards niche assets

June 14, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending is moving towards more niche assets with platforms now offering loans secured on items such as fine wine or classic cars.

Platforms such as HNW Lending, Collateral and FundingSecure act as P2P pawnbrokers so there is no credit … Read More

Orca to launch P2P ratings

May 24, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending research firm Orca is planning to launch rating service for P2P platforms, in response to demand from advisers and sophisticated investors.

The Belfast-based company said on Wednesday that the Orca Rating will be designed in partnership with … Read More

Hot property

April 24, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer property lenders have experienced stellar growth in recent years, but will tax and regulatory changes stop the sector in its tracks?

Property lending makes up a significant part of the peer-to-peer finance sector, whether it be buy-to-let mortgages, bridging or … Read More

Industry urges for standard default definition

April 6, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer lenders are backing calls for a standardised definition of defaults in the sector.

Although actual default rates are low, the definition of when a loan has failed is not consistent across all platforms, making it harder for investors to … Read More