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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 17, 2018

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P2P sector queries data used to justify tabled investor restrictions

October 29, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending industry stakeholders have criticised the interpretation of data used by the City watchdog to justify proposed investor marketing restrictions.

The industry gathered at a Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) event held in London last Wednesday, to discuss the Financial Conduct … Read More

At the coalface

October 15, 2018 |

Paul Smee is steering the helm of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association at a pivotal time for the industry. He speaks to Andrew Saunders about his new role, best practices and how to negotiate with regulators…

AS A LIFELONG cricket fan, … Read More

UK P2P sector approaches £10bn lending milestone

September 27, 2018 |

THE loanbooks of the UK’s biggest peer-to-peer lenders approached £10bn in the second quarter of 2018.

Figures from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) show the eight members of the trade body have lent a combined £9.9bn to borrowers as of … Read More

P2PFA members confirm plans for loanbook data

September 7, 2018 |

SEVERAL platform members of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) have confirmed their intention to keep publishing full loanbook data, despite a relaxation of the rules by the industry trade body.

The P2PFA previously required its members to make their entire … Read More

A Rocky Road

August 10, 2018 |

IN THE TWO YEARS since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) commenced its post-implementation review of the peer-to-peer lending industry, so much has changed. Whereas a mere handful of P2P platforms had full FCA authorisation in 2016, now the vast majority … Read More

Beijing’s financial district on lockdown amid P2P protests

August 7, 2018 |

BEIJING’S financial district was under police lockdown yesterday, as angry peer-to-peer investors planned widespread protests.

This follows weeks of escalating tensions between China’s disillusioned P2P investors and the country’s many P2P platforms, with a series of platform collapses leaving investors … Read More

P2P platforms record £300m IFISA intake since launch

July 30, 2018 |

THE UK’s largest peer-to-peer platforms have seen 28,000 Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) opened with more than £300m invested since the tax wrapper launched in 2016.

Data from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) shows that six of its members – Crowdstacker, … Read More

What do the P2PFA’s rule changes on data disclosure mean for YOU?

June 28, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending is an industry that prides itself on its transparency, but a significant change this month put its methods of disclosure under the spotlight.

Until this month, members of the self-regulated trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) had … Read More

P2PFA accused of reducing transparency after loanbook changes

June 20, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has been accused of reducing transparency and hindering efforts to enhance investor protection after changing the rules governing how firms publish their loanbook.

Previously, members of the self-regulated trade body were obliged to publish their … Read More

Recent board appointments highlight gender inequality in P2P

June 18, 2018 |

TWO recent appointments have highlighted the lack of gender diversity in the UK’s peer-to-peer sector, where women still occupy a minority of roles.

In May, Funding Circle named former O2 and Tesco Mobile executive Cath Keers as its first female … Read More