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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 20, 2018

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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

How the big three shaped P2P

June 15, 2018 |

ALTHOUGH we still tend to think of peer-to-peer lending as a young sector, it is now 13 years since Zopa became the first lender in the market. It was joined five years later by Funding Circle and RateSetter and since … Read More

New SME funding hub will boost awareness of P2P

June 8, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER finance resources will be included in a new funding hub for high-growth businesses looking to scale up in the UK.

The interactive website, launched by the British Business Bank, offers articles, infographics, videos and event listings aimed at digitally-savvy … Read More

Funding Circle scraps downloadable loanbook

June 7, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has withdrawn its downloadable loanbook and stopped publishing loan performance data on a daily basis.

The peer-to-peer business lender announced on Thursday that it has launched a new statistics page which will be updated every three months.

The … Read More

P2P lenders show there’s life outside London

June 4, 2018 |

LONDON might be the financial capital of Europe but the peer-to-peer lending sector is showing that there is life beyond the UK’s biggest city.

P2P lenders headquartered around the UK’s regions are demonstrating impressive growth, while helping create employment in … Read More

Invoice finance: The business lifeline

April 10, 2018 |

IT’S NO secret that cashflow is an issue for many small businesses in the UK, which has led to the growth of a booming invoice finance market. According to trade body UK Finance, invoice finance hit £18.9bn in the third … Read More

P2PFA chair Christine Farnish to stand down

February 8, 2018 |

CHRISTINE Farnish (pictured) is to step down as chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) after five years in the role.

Farnish was appointed chair of the self-regulatory trade body in December 2012, replacing Zopa founder Giles Andrews, and took … Read More

P2PFA member lending exceeds £8bn

January 26, 2018 |

MEMBERS of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) have lent more than £8bn since their launch, figures from the trade body reveal.

The eight P2PFA platform members – Crowdstacker, Folk2Folk, Funding Circle, Landbay, Lending Works, Market Invoice, ThinCats and Zopa – … Read More

No Christmas cheer for P2P sector as Brexit pushes FCA review into 2018

December 1, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms will need to wait until at least the new year for the outcome of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) post-implementation review as Brexit and other market issues have taken priority at the City watchdog, Peer2Peer Finance NewsRead More

P2P lenders are not to blame for debt crisis

November 8, 2017 |

THE UK’S ongoing consumer debt crisis is not the fault of alternative lenders, according to the ex-regulator at the head of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

Speaking exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News, P2PFA chair Christine Farnish (pictured) said that it … Read More