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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2017

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RateSetter poaches RBS manager for SME role

April 4, 2017 |

RATESETTER has appointed former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) senior manager Amanda Sharp as regional relationship manager for London and the South East, to supervise business lending opportunities in the region.

Sharp will help develop strong relationships with finance brokers … Read More

Lendy incorporates Saving Stream under unified brand

March 27, 2017 |

LENDY is set to integrate its investor-facing platform Saving Stream with its borrower-facing Lendy brand, to support the platform’s growth and facilitate its clients’ experience.

Starting from this week, the peer-to-peer lender’s investors and borrowers will be able to use the same … Read More

RateSetter partners with accountancy advisor TaxAssist

February 24, 2017 |

RATESETTER has partnered with TaxAssist Accountants to boost its SME borrower network.

The accountancy firm, which provides advice to small businesses through 290 branches across the country, will refer businesses requiring working capital and growth finance to RateSetter’s business finance … Read More

Hargreaves Lansdown P2P platform to launch later this year

January 9, 2017 |

HARGREAVES Lansdown will not be launching its peer-to-peer platform for at least a few more months, Peer-to-Peer Finance News understands.

The fund supermarket first announced its plans to move into the P2P sector in December 2015, with an initial roll … Read More

VPC streamlines whole loans portfolio, but Funding Circle makes the cut

November 1, 2016 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has cut its whole loans portfolio from seven platforms to two, as part of a new strategy to focus on balance sheet lending.

In its latest quarterly letter, VPC revealed plans to amortize its whole loan … Read More

First Irish consumer P2P platform to launch next year

October 27, 2016 |

IRELAND’S first purely consumer peer-to-peer finance platform will launch in 2017, following a €2m (£1.8m) investment from the country’s government.

Initiative Ireland has announced the multi-million-euro issuance under Ireland’s Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS), a tax-relief incentive scheme on certain investments.

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Two UK P2P platforms make LendIt competition shortlist

October 3, 2016 |

TWO UK peer-to-peer platforms have made the shortlist of PitchIt @ Lendit, a competition to find the rising star of the online lending and fintech space, which is held each year at LendIt’s European conference.

From the UK, LendingWell and Lenderwize … Read More

Hargreaves Lansdown to hire P2P marketing manager

September 28, 2016 |

HARGREAVES Lansdown is hiring a marketing manager to promote its new peer-to-peer lending platform ahead of its launch early next year.

The fund supermarket said the new employee would have “a strong background in data analysis and customer relationship management … Read More

Octopus Choice to launch IFA portal

September 19, 2016 |

OCTOPUS Choice is planning to launch a new portal in the Autumn that will help independent financial advisers (IFAs) to manage their clients’ investments on the peer-to-peer platform more easily.

The P2P platform, which was launched in April by fund … Read More