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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 22, 2018

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From London to New Delhi! Zopa reveals where a £3bn loanbook gets you

February 5, 2018 |

ZOPA investors have funded enough car purchases to fill a traffic queue stretching from London to New Delhi, the platform claims.

The peer-to-peer lender, which reached £3bn of loans last week, has been disclosing where the funds have ended up.

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Collateral considers shifting platform to smaller P2P loans

February 5, 2018 |

SECURED loans provider Collateral is reassessing its business model after finding the projects on offer are too big for its investor base.

The peer-to-peer platform, which provides finance secured on land or property, said in a note to investors on … Read More

Inconsistent rules stop P2P firms expanding across Europe

February 1, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are restricted from scaling across Europe due to an incoherent regulatory framework and tax regime, a report warns.

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union has analysed barriers to P2P firms … Read More

New Zealand regulator releases first annual P2P data

November 28, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders in New Zealand lent out NZ$151.5m (£79m) in the 12 months to 30 June 2017, according to data from the country’s financial regulator.

NZ$120m was borrowed by individuals and $31.5m by businesses, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) said, in its first … Read More

CrowdProperty launches Seedrs funding round

November 17, 2017 |

CROWDPROPERTY is looking to raise £600,000 via Seedrs to fund its expansion plans.

The peer-to-peer property lender said on Friday that it is launching a pre-series A equity round on the crowdfunding platform and that the money raised would go towards … Read More

Peer-to-peer securities lending platform launches

November 13, 2017 |

A FINTECH start-up has launched the industry’s first peer-to-peer securities lending platform, called Aquila Network.

SBL Network, founded in 2016, said it created the platform to meet growing demand for greater transparency in the securities lending marketplace.

It enables institutional … Read More

Smartphones replacing bank branches for millennials

October 30, 2017 |

NEARLY seven in every 10 British millennials are now managing their money on the go, by using their mobile phone.

That’s according to the latest digital payments study from Visa, which surveyed thousands of people on their attitudes towards alternative … Read More

FCA identifies low P2P usage but fewer signs of consumer vulnerability

October 18, 2017 |

JUST 1.4 per cent of the adult population are using peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding but the product has among the proportionally lowest levels of financially vulnerable customers, figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suggest.

The data is revealed in … Read More

Musical instrument auction house opens P2P financing proposition

October 10, 2017 |

ONLINE fine instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has launched its own peer-to-peer proposition, offering investors the chance to provide bridging finance to musicians.

Tarisio Bridge Financing allows investors to offer buyers short-term loans in order to purchase the instruments … Read More

Abundance launches biomass project fundraising

October 9, 2017 |

ETHICAL peer-to-peer platform Abundance Investment has opened a new biomass project to investors, promising an effective annual rate of return of eight per cent over a 19-year term.

The investment is into Monnow Valley Biomass, with the raised funds to … Read More