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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 16, 2019

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LendingUP! Turning Loans Around

September 13, 2019 |

LendingUP! Turning Loans Around

Date: 5-6 March, 2020

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

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

This 2-day … Read More

Bank Referral Scheme data shows just 5pc of SMEs are accessing loans

August 29, 2019 |

ONLY five per cent of small businesses that have been referred to alternative finance providers under the Bank Referral Scheme have gone on to get a loan, official data shows.

The Bank Referral Scheme, launched in November 2016, mandates nine … Read More

Economic downturn will create ‘P2P winners and losers’

August 27, 2019 |

AN ECONOMIC downturn is predicted to lead to consolidation in the peer-to-peer lending sector, with an analyst hailing RateSetter as a business model that is “more likely to swim than sink.”

A weakening UK economy, impacted by Brexit uncertainty and global … Read More

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