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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 24, 2018

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P2P growth

Funding Options founder sees limit to P2P growth

July 7, 2017 |

THERE is a limit to how much peer-to peer lending platforms can grow, according to Funding Options’ founder Conrad Ford.

The head of the online small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance aggregator told Peer2Peer Finance News that there are lots … Read More

P2PFA members lent out more than £1bn in first quarter

April 26, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) members – including new entrant Folk2Folk – lent out more than £1bn in the first quarter of 2017.

The nine P2P platforms – Zopa, RateSetter, Funding Circle, Landbay, LendInvest, Lending Works, MarketInvoice, ThinCats and Folk2Folk … Read More

Zopa creates waiting list for new investors

March 9, 2017 |

ZOPA has stopped accepting new money transfers and has created a waiting list for new investors, in order to prioritise existing customers and prevent lending queue times from increasing.

The world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender had temporarily capped investments in … Read More

Assetz hits £200m milestone after successful year

January 19, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital announced that it has now lent out £200m to businesses, after a record year of growth for the peer-to-peer lender.

The Stockport-headquartered firm, which helps small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and property developers find funding, lent over … 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

The rise of a digital financial ecosystem

November 18, 2016 |

Sukhwinder Shoker is a research analyst at LendingWell, an Innovative Finance ISA wrap platform for independent financial advisers. He tells Peer-to-Peer Finance News why the development of a P2P ecosystem will boost trust in the industry

Unlike the natural world … Read More

P2P shrugs off Brexit woes as Assetz becomes latest lender to break record

November 4, 2016 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER finance industry continues to shrug off Brexit concerns and hit new milestones in growth, as Assetz Capital becomes the latest lender to have a record-breaking month.

The Stockport-headquartered platform, which predominantly focuses on property lending, originated £26m of … Read More

Financial services risk extinction due to P2P’s “meteoric” growth

November 2, 2016 |

BANKS, fund managers and insurers will need to adapt or die in response to the “meteoric” growth of peer-to-peer lending, a new report has said.

The P2P industry is set to do for financial services what disruptors like Airbnb, … Read More