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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 27, 2017

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P2P lending

Lending Works offers bonus of up to £200 to new and existing investors

July 24, 2017 |

LENDING Works is offering cash bonuses of up to £200 to new and existing investors for a limited time period.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said that from Monday 24 July, investors will receive a £50 bonus for every £5,000 they … Read More

The House Crowd hits £50m via mix of P2P and crowdfunding

July 13, 2017 |

THE HOUSE CROWD has hit the £50m funding target it set out to achieve in October last year.

The Manchester-based property platform started targeting institutional money at the end of last year to achieve its first £50m of funds channelled … Read More

ThinCats teams up with Alderburn Finance to fund Scottish marine trainer

July 12, 2017 |

THINCATS has sealed a deal with commercial finance broker Alderburn Finance and Stream Marine Training (SMT) to help the latter step up its cost efficiency and growth plans.

The peer-to-peer lending platform, which channels funds to small- and medium-sized enterprises, … Read More

Navigating a complex market

July 12, 2017 |

Stephen Findlay, chief executive of peer-to-peer investment manager BondMason, explains why lending is the new investing

Despite being around for many years, direct lending, which also encompasses peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has only recently been recognised as a mainstream asset class. … Read More

P2P wholesale ban boosts business for wider crowdfunding sector

July 12, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY (FCA)’s clampdown on peer-to-peer wholesale lending activities is pushing lenders towards other types of crowdfunding platforms to obtain finance.

P2P platforms have had to stop lending to other lenders after the City watchdog confirmed its position … Read More

Landbay teams up with L&G to launch BTL insurance range

July 10, 2017 |

Landbay has clinched an agreement with financial service heavyweight Legal & General (L&G) that will allow it to launch its own insurance service for landlords, further expanding its business remit.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages, will … Read More

A guide to P2P property investment

July 7, 2017 |

Property is a popular area of specialisation among peer-to-peer platforms, and gives investors access to higher-yielding opportunities. However, there are a few elements to bear in mind when allocating to the segment, CapitalRise’s founder Alex Michelin says, as he helps investors … Read More

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

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

Proplend plans IFISA extension but warns of bank-like inefficiencies

June 15, 2017 |

PROPLEND is planning to extend its recently-launched Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to more investors after successfully bringing pre-registered clients on board.

The commercial property peer-to-peer platform is looking to make a decision at the end of the month, as demand … Read More