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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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P2P retail investor

Four in 10 Brits shunning savings, RateSetter warns

June 12, 2017 |

ALMOST four in 10 Brits failed to save a penny in the three months to April, RateSetter research has found, with the peer-to-peer lender warning that this could lead to financial difficulties down the line.

37 per cent of UK … Read More

Growth Street snaps up 1,000 investors

June 7, 2017 |

GROWTH STREET has hit the 1,000 investor milestone, six months after making its offering available to retail lenders.

The peer-to-peer platform, which channels funds to small UK businesses, has enjoyed a steady influx of demand from investors under 35 years … Read More

P2P sector ready to take on institutional money challenge

June 2, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER sector is well equipped to head off the potential risks posed by the growing involvement of institutional money, which it needs in order to thrive, two industry executives have said.

Various sources recently voiced concerns that institutional investors could … Read More

Basset & Gold unveils four-year marketplace lending bond

June 1, 2017 |

BASSET & GOLD is launching a new four-year bond backed by marketplace lending deals, with regular reinvestment of the interest stream set to deliver higher yields.

The new debt offering from the direct lending and alternative finance specialist will return … Read More

Growth Street snaps up 600 investors in five months

April 20, 2017 |

GROWTH Street has attracted 600 investors in the five months since it started accepting retail money, the firm announced on Thursday.

The alternative finance platform, which channels funds to small- and medium-sized enterprises, expanded its remit to individual lenders in … Read More

P2P specialist F&P mulls platform launch

April 4, 2017 |

BUSINESSES’ growing appetite for alternative finance has prompted peer-to-peer “sponsor” F&P to consider setting up its own platform to become a fully-fledged P2P lender.

The P2P advisory firm is mulling a platform launch in the summer, looking to offer retail, … Read More

RateSetter hires ING veteran as Australian director

March 6, 2017 |

RATESETTER has hired former ING Direct Australia chief Vaughn Richtor to help the firm grow its business in the region.

Richtor has joined the peer-to-peer lender’s Australian subsidiary as non-executive director, expanding RateSetter Australia’s board to five directors. The other … Read More

LandlordInvest gains ISA manager status from HMRC

January 11, 2017 |

LANDLORDINVEST has been approved by HMRC as an ISA manager, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), Peer-to-Peer Finance News has learnt.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in buy-to-let mortgages, gained full authorisation from the … Read More