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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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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

Who are the real main players in P2P?

January 30, 2017 |

FROM the main accountancy firms to Premiership football clubs guaranteeing Champions League status, many industries herald the top four, but who would rank the highest in peer-to-peer lending?

The release of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA)’s lending data for the fourth … Read More

Assetz hits £200m milestone after successful year

January 19, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital announced that it has now lent out £200m to businesses, after a record year of growth for the peer-to-peer lender.

The Stockport-headquartered firm, which helps small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and property developers find funding, lent over … Read More

Social lending P2P platform Flender hits £500k target

January 13, 2017 |

SOCIAL lending peer-to-peer platform Flender has successfully raised half a million pounds through crowdfunding site Seedrs and is now preparing for a launch this quarter.

Oli Cavanagh (pictured), founder of Flender, said the money, raised in return for a 10 … Read More

LendInvest launches fast-track auction loans

December 14, 2016 |

ONLINE mortgage lender LendInvest has launched its first fast-track finance product to help brokers prepare for the first property auctions of 2017.

The product will enable brokers to access short-term property loans much more quickly than usual, so that they … Read More