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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2018

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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

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