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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 25, 2017

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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

Strong demand for P2P from small firms, says FSB

September 14, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms will continue to see strong growth from small business borrowers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

“P2P has been a very positive story for us,” Ben Baruch, policy advisor for finance, tax and economy at the FSB, … Read More

One in five SMEs turn to P2P loans to fund growth

September 14, 2016 |

ONE fifth of small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking to peer-to-peer financing to fund their growth, a new study has found.

According to the latest C2FO Working Capital Outlook Survey, almost one in five (18 per … Read More