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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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P2P investing

How does P2P stack up against other investments?

July 25, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms have had a stellar year, with the P2PFA members’ cumulative lending now exceeding £8bn. The rise of the Innovative Finance ISA has brought P2P investing into the mainstream, and many platforms have seen a surge in demand as … 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

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

Investor profile: Calculated risk

April 19, 2017 |

Former pharmaceuticals professional Phil Sloan (pictured), based in the Peak District, invests in over a dozen peer-to-peer lending platforms. He talks to Peer-to-Peer Finance News about when, how and why he become an enthusiastic advocate of the sector…

Phil Sloan’s … Read More

FundingSecure unveils IFISA

April 18, 2017 |

FUNDINGSECURE has become the latest peer-to-peer lending platform to launch an Innovative Finance ISA, unveiling its own tax-free wrapper on Tuesday afternoon.

The P2P pawnbroking platform will offer returns of up to 16 per cent over a minimum £25 investment … Read More

RateSetter partners with Facebook chatbot Plum

February 22, 2017 |

RATESETTER has partnered with Plum, an artificial intelligence-powered Facebook chatbot that enables consumers to save and invest automatically.

Plum’s algorithm identifies consumers’ spending patterns, income and bills, which it uses to calculate a small amount of money that will … Read More

Big Three platforms see record results in September

October 7, 2016 |

THE UK’S three biggest peer-to-peer platforms reached record-breaking milestones in September, as investors and borrowers flock to the sector in search of a better deal.

Peer-to-Peer Finance News has learned that Zopa funded £67.8m in loans throughout the month, breaking … Read More