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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 22, 2018

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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

New rules clarify P2P business borrowers are not deposit takers

December 22, 2017 |

THE GOVERNMENT has clarified that a business does not need a banking licence to borrow through a peer-to-peer lending platform, in a move that is understood to underline its support for the industry.

In an announcement titled ‘protecting the future … Read More

A world of opportunity

December 1, 2017 |

Rhydian Lewis heads up one of the biggest and best-known peer-to-peer lenders in the country. The RateSetter chief executive talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the firm’s “relentless focus” on the retail investor, regulation and what he learnt from the … Read More

New frontiers

September 6, 2017 |

There’s no-one better placed to discuss the rise of peer-to-peer lending than Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews (pictured). The industry veteran talks to Andrew Saunders about regulation, Brexit and why this is the most exciting time for Zopa…

“It’s the most … Read More

P2P to “explode” in 2017, but some platforms may close

January 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending will grow by 50 per cent this year driven by the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), but some platforms will fall by the wayside, predicts new research.

Just five IFISAs have been launched so far, but independent P2P analysis … Read More

Why investments are the new savings

October 27, 2016 |

Almost two months after the Bank of England cut the base rate to an all-time low of 0.25 per cent, the effects are starting to show.

High street banks have systematically reduced the interest offered on their current account and … Read More

Folk2Folk to lower investment threshold for IFISAs

October 12, 2016 |

FOLK2FOLK is planning on lowering its £25,000 minimum investment threshold once it can offer the Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs), Peer-to-Peer Finance News has learnt.

The peer-to-peer business lender, like many of its rivals, is still awaiting full authorisation from the … Read More

Saving Stream apologises over debt error

October 5, 2016 |

SAVING Stream has apologised for failing to inform investors that one of its borrowers has gone into receivership.

The peer-to-peer lending platform has appointed receivers on a £455,000 loan, but did not inform its investors, according to a report in … Read More

The cost of reassuring investors

October 3, 2016 |

Dan Barrett, director, corporate debt advisory at CreditSquare, examines the need for extra due diligence in the peer-to-peer finance industry…

Peer-to-peer or marketplace lending started over 10 years ago with the launch of Zopa in 2005. Since then, the industry … Read More

EdAid looks for funding to expand into the US

September 29, 2016 |

EDAID, the peer-to-peer lending platform that enables students to crowdfund their loans, is looking for its first external investment to support its expansion into the US.

The social enterprise, which offers students the opportunity to obtain interest-free, inflation-linked loans, is targeting … Read More