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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2018

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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

Here’s what the industry thinks of the FCA review

July 27, 2018 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority released its long-awaited review into the peer-to-peer lending sector on Friday. Here are some of the industry reactions so far…

 

 

Jaidev Janardana, chief executive of Zopa

“As the founder of the P2P industry, we … Read More

Navigating through the P2P property maze

July 24, 2018 |

PROPERTY is one of the most popular ways for peer-to-peer investors to put their money to work.

The attractions are obvious: the reassurance of bricks and mortar as security and inflation-busting returns, often with the added allure of tax-free earnings … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … 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