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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 23, 2019

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Peter Behrens

In the beginning

May 15, 2019 |

CONSUMER lending is the oldest segment of P2P, but can it retain its competitive edge against newer and bigger types of P2P finance? Andrew Saunders reports…

Consumer loans may have been the original peer-to-peer product, but are they still the … Read More

RateSetter reaches £3bn lending landmark

January 15, 2019 |

RATESETTER has joined the £3bn lending club.

It is the last of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lenders – comprising Zopa, Funding Circle and RateSetter – to reach the milestone and it comes after it originated more than £700m of new … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

How the big three shaped P2P

June 15, 2018 |

ALTHOUGH we still tend to think of peer-to-peer lending as a young sector, it is now 13 years since Zopa became the first lender in the market. It was joined five years later by Funding Circle and RateSetter and since … Read More

RateSetter hits £2.5bn of lending

May 25, 2018 |

RATESETTER’S loanbook has hit the £2.5bn mark.

The peer-to-peer lender, which launched in 2010, said 65,000 people have RateSetter investment accounts, financing more than 460,000 borrowers.

Investors have lent more than £1.55bn to individuals and almost £950m to businesses and … Read More

Levelling the playing field

January 9, 2018 |

Open Banking rules come into force this month with the potential to overhaul banking as we know it. Peer2Peer Finance News investigates what the changes mean for peer-to-peer lenders

IT MAY not yet be well known in the wider world … Read More

RateSetter plans ‘cautious growth’ in car finance market

December 20, 2017 |

RATESETTER is planning to grow its motor finance division to take advantage of the huge opportunities it sees in the market.

The peer-to-peer lender entered the consumer hire purchase industry in May when it acquired Vehicle Credit Limited out of … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

RateSetter: Even a millionaire could no longer live off savings interest

September 7, 2017 |

ROCK-BOTTOM interest rates are now challenging the convention that someone with £1m in savings could live off the interest, RateSetter claims.

The peer-to-peer platform’s latest savings tracker found on average UK adults think they would need an income of £26,140 … Read More