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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 16, 2017

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Ten years since the financial crisis – what have we learned?

August 14, 2017 |

It’s hard to choose a date that truly represents the global financial crisis. For some, it was 9 August 2007, when BNP Paribas suddenly froze three of its funds. For others, it was the run on the banks which led to … Read More

Consumer debt rises, but most UK adults aren’t worried

June 27, 2017 |

ALMOST two thirds of UK adults said they were able to meet credit commitments without any difficulty in the second half of last year, an improvement on the previous four years, official figures have shown.

The Office for National Statistics’ … Read More

Investor profile: Calculated risk

April 19, 2017 |

Former pharmaceuticals professional Phil Sloan (pictured), based in the Peak District, invests in over a dozen peer-to-peer lending platforms. He talks to Peer-to-Peer Finance News about when, how and why he become an enthusiastic advocate of the sector…

Phil Sloan’s … Read More

FundingSecure unveils IFISA

April 18, 2017 |

FUNDINGSECURE has become the latest peer-to-peer lending platform to launch an Innovative Finance ISA, unveiling its own tax-free wrapper on Tuesday afternoon.

The P2P pawnbroking platform will offer returns of up to 16 per cent over a minimum £25 investment … Read More

BondMason launches SIPP

April 18, 2017 |

BONDMASON has become the first peer-to-peer service provider to launch a self-invested personal pension (SIPP), leading what it sees as a growing shift within the industry towards pension-grade investment vehicles.

The P2P investor, which selects loans across P2P lending platforms, will grant UK savers … Read More

Lending Works partners with global money app Revolut

March 14, 2017 |

LENDING Works has unveiled a new partnership with money management app Revolut, which the firms claim will provide consumers with instant credit at half the cost of UK banks.

The UK’s third largest peer-to-peer consumer lender had told Peer-to-Peer Finance … Read More

Rebuilding Society opens IFISA pre-registrations after gaining FCA approval

February 27, 2017 |

REBUILDING Society is the latest peer-to-peer lender to gain full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

The business lender still needs to get approval from HMRC in … Read More

Lending Works re-opens to IFISA investors

February 17, 2017 |

LENDING Works has re-opened its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to investors, after experiencing “unbelievable demand” following this month’s launch.

The peer-to-peer lender had set an internal investment cap of £1m, which was filled within 24 hours due to an influx … Read More

Five million over 50s set to open an ISA in 2017

January 23, 2017 |

FIVE million people over the age of 50 are expected to open a new ISA in 2017, research has found.

The older generation is still relatively risk averse, despite historically low interest rates, with almost half of respondents planning to … Read More

Octopus Choice approved as ISA manager by HMRC

January 18, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has been approved as an ISA manager by HMRC and is planning on launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) later this year, Peer-to-Peer Finance News can reveal.

The peer-to-peer lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments … Read More