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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 20, 2017

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Landbay raises more than £2.4m on Seedrs

August 18, 2017 |

LANDBAY has raised more than £2.4m in its latest funding round on Seedrs, to support its expansion plans.

The peer-to-peer lender, which specialises in buy-to-let mortgages, raised £2,440,266, comfortably exceeding its target of £1.5m.

The London-headquartered firm has raised around … Read More

Property focus helps BondMason boost returns

August 18, 2017 |

A SHIFT towards property loans has helped BondMason achieve annual returns of 8.52 per cent over the past three years, the peer-to-peer investor has reported.

The fund, which aims to get its clients an eight per cent return by selecting … Read More

Lendy introduces variable pre-funding for loans

August 11, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER property platform Lendy has started letting investors set separate pre-funding levels for different loans.

Currently investors on the platform can pre-fund loans to guarantee an allocation on each project they are interested in on the pipeline.

Variable pre-funding has … Read More

Oversubscribed, not stirred! LendInvest bond enters the stock market

August 10, 2017 |

PROPERTY investment platform LendInvest opened the markets at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this morning after becoming the first fintech firm to list a retail bond.

The former Peer-to-Peer Finance Association member launched its retail bond offer last month and closed … Read More

LandlordInvest trials dropping secondary market charges

August 8, 2017 |

LANDLORDINVEST has temporarily removed the fees on secondary market sales with a view to permanent removal.

The peer-to-peer buy-to-let platform launched its secondary market in May and initially charged sellers 0.5 per cent on their proceeds for selling the loan.

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Crowdstacker-backed Amicus grows property team

August 2, 2017 |

THE PROPERTY arm of Crowdstacker-backed Amicus has unveiled a range of senior appointments.

Amicus Property Finance, which provides short-term residential and commercial loans, has appointed Alan Dorrington, Mark Heckels and Derek Wells as senior underwriters in its Manchester team.

Dorrington … Read More

Blend Network launches with vow to be the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”

July 28, 2017 |

A NEW peer-to-peer lending platform has launched, with the aim of becoming the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”.

Blend Network will offer asset-backed property loans to retail and high-net-worth individuals, as well as hedge funds and other institutional investors. P2P specialist … Read More

Lendy loan book soars by three quarters in first half of 2017

July 24, 2017 |

LENDY has grown its loan book from £80m to £322m in the first half of the year, while interest earned by investors has already surpassed the 2016 total.

The peer-to-peer property platform has released its half-year review, showing lenders gained … Read More

CapitalRise IFISA helps reach record property fundraise

July 21, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER property lender CapitalRise has held its largest fundraise to date, with almost two thirds of its lenders using the platform’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to invest in its latest project.

CapitalRise has raised £1.35m to fund development of a … Read More

Initiative Ireland to launch P2P property syndicate loans

July 19, 2017 |

AN IRISH peer-to-peer property platform aiming to help fund the construction of 250 new homes over 18 months is set for launch in September.

Founded by Padraig Rushe, Initiative Ireland is setting up syndicates of loans for P2P lenders to … Read More