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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 24, 2017

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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

P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter

October 23, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported that new lending among its members equated to more than £700m in the third quarter of 2017, despite losing ‘big three’ platform RateSetter during the period.

The self-regulated trade body said on Monday … Read More

Exclusive: Christine Farnish on the changing role of the P2PFA

October 13, 2017 |

Christine Farnish (pictured), the chair of the P2PFA, talks exclusively to Peer2Peer Finance News about upcoming rule changes, the FCA, and why RateSetter really left…

There are changes ahead for the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). The self-regulated trade body has … Read More

Crystal clear

September 8, 2017 |

Transparency is pivotal to peer-to-peer lending. But can you have too much of a good thing? 

PEER-TO-PEER lending been built on a promise of transparency: question any platform founder and chances are that the desire to be more open and … Read More

RateSetter withdraws from P2PFA after breaching transparency rules

August 18, 2017 |

RATESETTER has said that it is leaving the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) after breaching the trade body’s rules.

“Membership requires adherence to the P2PFA Operating Principles including transparency,” said the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender in a blog post on its … Read More

P2PFA reports growth in new lending as LendInvest departs

July 28, 2017 |

CUMULATIVE lending among the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) members in the second quarter of 2017 fell slightly to £8.39bn, due to LendInvest’s departure from the trade body.

However, new lending among the members has still grown significantly year on year, … Read More

Taking the lead

July 6, 2017 |

Ex-regulator Christine Farnish isn’t scared of a little competition – in fact, she relishes it. The chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association talks about risk, red tape and why this is such an exciting time for the peer-to-peer finance industry

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P2PFA widens membership with eight new associates

July 4, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has added eight members through the launch of its associate membership scheme.

The new members are not P2P lenders themselves, but they provide a range of support services to the sector. They include law firms … Read More

This time it’s personal: the state of consumer lending in P2P

June 14, 2017 |

Consumer lending is the essence of peer-to-peer finance, but low interest rates and warnings of a debt bubble have taken the gloss off the sector. Can personal loan-focused platforms continue to thrive in the current climate?

In the peer-to-peer industry, … Read More

P2PFA members lent out more than £1bn in first quarter

April 26, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) members – including new entrant Folk2Folk – lent out more than £1bn in the first quarter of 2017.

The nine P2P platforms – Zopa, RateSetter, Funding Circle, Landbay, LendInvest, Lending Works, MarketInvoice, ThinCats and Folk2Folk … Read More