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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2019

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FSCS considers compensation for investors in failed mini-bond firm

May 10, 2019 |

THE Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has urged customers of collapsed mini-bond provider London Capital & Finance (LCF) to register for updates as it looks at whether there are grounds for compensation.

The FSCS says it wants to keep customers … Read More

CrowdProperty launches equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs

March 18, 2019 |

PROPERTY peer-to-peer lender CrowdProperty has launched a £600,000 crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

It said on Monday that the fundraise is already more than 100 per cent funded by existing investors and customers but has now been opened to the wider … Read More

LendingUP! 2019

February 18, 2019 |

LendingUP! 2019

Dates: 7-8 March 2019

Location: Prague

LendingUP! is an international, pan-European meeting platform created with the aim of forging a community of experts obsessed with one passion: bringing innovation to the consumer and SME lending space.   This … Read More

P2P start-up launches to help millennials on to property ladder

January 15, 2019 |

FINTECH start-up StepLadder has launched a peer-to-peer savings platform which aims to help millennials onto the property ladder.

StepLadder says it is the UK’s first collaborative deposit saving platform, inspired by credit unions and building societies.

With the number of … Read More

Government P2P ‘matchmaking’ scheme helps SMEs secure £15m of funding

August 31, 2018 |

A GOVERNMENT scheme to refer small businesses rejected for bank funding to alternative finance such as peer-to-peer lenders has helped 900 firms secure £15m of funding since launch, new figures reveal.

In just the past 12 months, the Bank Referral … Read More

Why cryptocurrencies are set to disrupt P2P lending

March 19, 2018 |

Richard Gill, compliance officer at business crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels, explains why regulation of the cryptocurrency sector will benefit investors and peer-to-peer lenders alike

Over the past few months the crowdfunding/peer-to-peer lending industry has seen yet another wave of … Read More

P2P lending to form part of inquiry into SME finance

February 21, 2018 |

POLITICIANS are going to consider the availability and uptake of peer-to-peer lending as part of an inquiry into finance for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Treasury Select Committee of MPs will evaluate the state of the SME finance market and will … Read More

P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter

October 23, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported that new lending among its members equated to more than £700m in the third quarter of 2017, despite losing ‘big three’ platform RateSetter during the period.

The self-regulated trade body said on Monday … Read More

Ten years since the financial crisis – what have we learned?

August 14, 2017 |

It’s hard to choose a date that truly represents the global financial crisis. For some, it was 9 August 2007, when BNP Paribas suddenly froze three of its funds. For others, it was the run on the banks which led to … Read More

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