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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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Property focus helps BondMason boost returns

August 18, 2017 |

A SHIFT towards property loans has helped BondMason achieve annual returns of 8.52 per cent over the past three years, the peer-to-peer investor has reported.

The fund, which aims to get its clients an eight per cent return by selecting … Read More

Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

Aegon signs deal to back Funding Circle loans

August 17, 2017 |

DUTCH insurer Aegon has enter a four-year strategic partnership with Funding Circle to fund loans through the peer-to-peer platform.

The financial services group will back £160m of loans in the first 12 months of the deal, which will help approximately … Read More

VPC returns to growth boosted by balance sheet loans

August 15, 2017 |

VICTORY Park Capital Specialty Lending (VPC) saw its net asset value (NAV) return to growth in June as it continues to shift towards balance sheet investments.

The investment trust, which invests in peer-to-peer platforms and alternative finance providers, posted a … Read More

P2P lenders offering rates up to five times better than mainstream best buys

August 14, 2017 |

THE MAIN peer-to-peer lenders are currently offering rates five times higher than the best offerings on the mainstream savings market.

It comes as a new challenger bank launched last week called PCF, offering a fixed savings rate of 2.6 per … Read More

RateSetter in “final stages” of FCA authorisation process

August 14, 2017 |

RATESETTER believes it is in the “final stages” of reaching full authorisation after becoming the last of the main peer-to-peer lenders to be trading on interim permissions.

The platform is the last of the Peer2Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) members still … Read More

Lendy introduces variable pre-funding for loans

August 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER property platform Lendy has started letting investors set separate pre-funding levels for different loans.

Currently investors on the platform can pre-fund loans to guarantee an allocation on each project they are interested in on the pipeline.

Variable pre-funding has … Read More

Positive Lending joins Landbay’s panel of distribution partners

August 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER buy-to-let lender Landbay has added Positive Lending to its panel of distribution partners.

The partnership means Positive Lending, which assists more than 3,000 intermediaries with loan inquires a year, will be able to give buy-to-let clients access to P2P … Read More

Flender looks to raise £2m from institutional friends

August 10, 2017 |

SOCIAL lending peer-to-peer platform Flender is planning a funding round to prepare for its launch in the UK.

The business and consumer lender, which lets borrowers share their fundraising campaigns on social media, is raising £2M in equity funding and … Read More

Oversubscribed, not stirred! LendInvest bond enters the stock market

August 10, 2017 |

PROPERTY investment platform LendInvest opened the markets at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this morning after becoming the first fintech firm to list a retail bond.

The former Peer-to-Peer Finance Association member launched its retail bond offer last month and closed … Read More