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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 16, 2018

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Was the Budget boom or bust for personal finance?

November 24, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are split about the outcome of the Budget for people’s finances.

RateSetter said there was “a notable absence of measures to help people put away more for the future” in Wednesday’s fiscal event, but Lending Works called it … Read More

Consumer credit growth slows, but 3.3m Brits are in “persistent debt”

August 30, 2017 |

THE GROWTH rate of consumer borrowing slowed to its lowest level in more than a year according to the Bank of England, as Citizens Advice warns that millions of Brits are in “persistent debt”.

The annual rate of growth for … Read More

Brits increasingly pessimistic over finances

August 25, 2017 |

BRITISH consumers are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their finances, a new poll has found.

According to the latest consumer confidence index from YouGov and Cebr, the perception of household finances worsened in July for the fifth month in a row. … Read More

Dearth of financial education leaves investors unprepared

August 21, 2017 |

98 PER CENT of retail investors believe they left school with insufficient understanding of finance, with two thirds saying they would have made better decisions if they had exposure to financial education in school.

Research from The Share Centre, released … Read More

Millions of Brits face debt and savings crises during unexpected illness

August 18, 2017 |

MORE THAN 12 million UK adults could find themselves facing a debt crisis or draining their savings in the event of an unexpected illness or sudden death.

According to new research from Aviva, millions of families are not prepared for … Read More

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