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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 21, 2018

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Ethical lender Triodos Bank enters P2P crowd bond space

January 19, 2018 |

ETHICAL lender and investor Triodos Bank has entered the peer-to-peer space with the launch of a platform offering investment in renewable and social opportunities.

The company, which only lends money to businesses deemed to be making a positive, social and … Read More

ArchOver: Gen X can learn from younger investors

January 18, 2018 |

MILLENNIALS aren’t just sitting around eating avocados and bingeing on Netflix but are actually investing more wisely than older generations, ArchOver claims.

The peer-to-peer business lender analysed investment behaviour millennials – typically those age 18-35 – and compared this with … Read More

MoneyThing readies for IFISA launch in current tax year

January 18, 2018 |

MONEYTHING has begun accepting pre-registrations for its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) ahead of a soft launch in early March.

The peer-to-peer business lender said it will be accepting pre-registrations for the tax wrapper from existing lenders only at first.

There … Read More

Octopus Choice opens IFISA for transfers

January 18, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property lender Octopus Choice has opened its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) up for transfers.

New and existing clients can transfer some or all of their ISA investments into the Octopus Choice ISA, which targets a four per cent return … Read More

Treasury opens £2m rental payment challenge for fintechs

January 18, 2018 |

A GOVERNMENT-BACKED £2m fintech competition to develop tools that incorporate rental payments into a tenant’s credit score has opened for applications.

The Treasury has released application forms and entry criteria for the Rent Recognition Challenge.

Firms are asked to outline … Read More

Funding Knight completes rebrand into Sancus family

January 17, 2018 |

THE LONG-AWAITED rebrand of peer-to-peer business lender Funding Knight has been completed.

The platform name has been changed to Sancus Funding with GLI Finance (GLI) transferring its holdings in the group to its Sancus BMS subsidiary.

The move had already … Read More

Younger P2P investors least likely to raid their portfolio

January 16, 2018 |

YOUNGER peer-to-peer investors are less likely to want to access their portfolio, research suggests.

Analysts at the European P2P lender Robo.cash studied the volume of investment, the quantity and size of deposits and withdrawals of funds from the platform over … Read More

Landbay eases stress tests for portfolio landlords

January 16, 2018 |

LANDBAY has altered its stress tests for portfolio landlords applying for buy-to-let loans on the platforms.

The buy-to-let peer-to-peer lender will now require rents to cover 125 per cent of the mortgage at an interest rate of five per cent, … Read More

Zopa to launch income verification tool using Open Banking

January 15, 2018 |

ZOPA is set to launch a new income verification tool for borrowers as part of its first foray into Open Banking.

The peer-to-peer lending giant, which is building its own Open Banking infrastructure, says loan applicants will be able to … Read More

Money saving app in talks to include P2P in Open Banking offering

January 15, 2018 |

AN APP that helps users monitor forgotten direct debits and avoid going into their overdrafts has been authorised to access Open Banking and is now in talks to include peer-to-peer lenders in its proposition.

The Emma app, which aims to … Read More