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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 17, 2018

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The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

P2PFA associate TLT names Andrew Lyon as financial services head

October 25, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) associate TLT has named Andrew Lyon (pictured) as its new head of financial services.

The law firm said on Thursday that Lyon, who has been at TLT for 11 years, will lead the growth and expansion … Read More

CrowdProperty approaches £1m interest milestone

October 18, 2018 |

CROWDPROPERTY investors have now earned almost £1m from lending through the peer-to-peer property platform.

The development finance provider said on Thursday that lenders have earned £867,091 of interest and £9.2m in capital repayments since it launched in 2014.

“We have … 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

CrowdProperty joins the P2PFA

September 18, 2018 |

CROWDPROPERTY is the latest peer-to-peer lending platform to join the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

The Birmingham-headquartered property lender has become the ninth platform member of the self-regulated industry trade body, joining Funding Circle, Zopa, Lending Works, ThinCats, Folk2Folk, Landbay, Crowdstacker … 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

How P2P plugged the funding gap for small businesses

August 17, 2018 |

BEFORE the global financial crisis, banks were the lender of choice for Britain’s small businesses, and perhaps the only option they would consider.

Since then, banks have become more risk averse and are pulling back from lending in some parts … 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