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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 22, 2018

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Rising interest rates tipped to boost P2P returns

April 20, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investors are expected to see better returns once the Bank of England follows through with its long-awaited series of interest rate rises, according to Lending Works.

The P2P platform said in a blog post that when the Bank of … Read More

Gone in 98 minutes! Blend Network sees surge in property loans

April 20, 2018 |

A PEER-TO-PEER lending platform aiming to be “Goldman Sachs of P2P” has reached £2m of lending in less than four months, with its latest development loan getting backed within 98 minutes.

Blend Network offer asset-backed property loans to retail and … Read More

Government urged to help small homebuilders access alternative finance

April 19, 2018 |

THE UK government is not doing enough to encourage small- and medium-sized (SME) property investors and developers to access alternative financing, according to a new report by specialist property lender LendInvest.

In the report released on Thursday, called Putting Finance … Read More

Honeycomb looks to raise £100m in a day

April 19, 2018 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust is looking to raise up to £100m through its latest fundraising.

The alternative-finance focused fund announced it would embark on a series of share issues last year and has announced plans to place up to 9.52m shares … Read More

The House Crowd raises over £1m in 24 hours

April 18, 2018 |

PROPERTY peer-to-peer lending platform The House Crowd raised a record £1.3m in just 24 hours for housing developments in Greater Manchester.

This is the first time that the Manchester-based firm has raised over £1m in one day.

£1.2m of the funds raised … Read More

Assetz Capital partners with Positive Lending for commercial mortgages

April 17, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lending platform Assetz Capital is aiming to boost its commercial mortgage lending through a partnership with specialist packager Positive Lending.

Assetz Capital, which recently announced 3,000 investors had started the process of setting up an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) … Read More

Infrastructure and energy crowd bond platform launched

April 17, 2018 |

A NEW peer-to-peer crowd bond platform has launched, offering investors opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

The Amberside Asset Lending Platform (ALP) will invest in high-yielding private debt in infrastructure projects, including solar parks, grid support facilities and hydroponics projects.

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Mid-sized P2P platforms taking bigger market share

April 17, 2018 |

MID-SIZED direct lending platforms in the UK are occupying more market share than ever before, while growth at bigger lenders slows, according to BondMason research.

The peer-to-peer investor’s 2018 Direct Lending Report found direct lenders – which include P2P platforms … Read More

BondMason set to unveil range of bonds

April 16, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investor BondMason is planning to issue a series of bonds with one to three-year maturities after raising £1.85m in equity funding, the company’s chief executive told Peer2Peer Finance News.

Stephen Findlay (pictured), said BondMason plans on offering bonds with … Read More

Ranger Direct sees late loans and defaults decline

April 16, 2018 |

THE PROPORTION of late or overdue loans in the Ranger Direct Lending (RDL) investment trust portfolio fell in the final three months of 2017.

A fourth quarter update from the alternative finance-focused fund showed that out of its 7,297 current investments, … Read More