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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 26, 2019

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MarketInvoice confirms departure from P2PFA

March 7, 2019 |

MARKETINVOICE has confirmed it has left the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

The invoice finance and business loans P2P lending platform said it had decided to not renew its membership in December 2018 as its business was evolving with more institutional … Read More

P2PFA members lent out £9.5bn with unexplained absence of MarketInvoice

March 6, 2019 |

FRESH data from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has shown that its platform members cumulatively lent out £9.5bn by the end of 2018 – a decline on the previous quarter due to the mysterious omission of MarketInvoice.

Figures from the trade … Read More

Should bank-style stress tests for P2P lenders reassure investors?

February 20, 2019 |

THE RESILIENCE of the peer-to-peer lending sector in a downturn has been debated since the industry’s fruition.

Trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) requires its platform members to carry out bank-style stress tests on their loan portfolios, but how … Read More

P2PFA member lending exceeds £10bn

December 12, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) platforms have cumulatively lent out more than £10bn, according to the trade body’s latest data.

The biggest growth came from lending to small businesses, the quarterly figures revealed.

Read more: P2PFA associate TLT names Andrew Lyon as … Read More

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