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Peer2Peer Finance News | May 26, 2019

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EasyMoney warns Brexit uncertainty is restricting finance available to developers

May 20, 2019 |

A RELUCTANCE to lend among mainstream banks has led to a fall in the number of new housing developments given planning approval for the first time since 2011, EasyMoney claims.

Analysis of government data by the peer-to-peer property lender found … Read More

British Pearl backer Lord Fink joins modular homes company board

May 16, 2019 |

BRITISH Pearl financial backer Lord Stanley Fink has been named as chairman of modular homes business Project Etopia.

Lord Fink, who was previously chief executive and deputy chairman of investment giant the Man Group and a former Conservative Party treasurer, … Read More

Brickowner prepares for fresh funding round and secondary market launch

May 14, 2019 |

BRICKOWNER is set to launch a fundraising round and secondary market.

Chief executive Fredrick Bristol said that the property investment platform will be raising further equity this year and will relaunch its website as part of a range of changes.

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CapitalRise secures £30m City funding line to boost lending

May 13, 2019 |

CAPITALRISE has secured a £30m institutional funding line from an unnamed financial institution.

The peer-to-peer property lender said on Monday that the “major financial institution” would fund loans alongside other investors and underwrite larger projects.

It comes as the platform’s … Read More

Losses more than triple at CapitalRise

May 8, 2019 |

CAPITALRISE’S losses more than tripled during 2018 and it needed more cash to support its growth plans prior to its recent Seedrs fundraise, the peer-to-peer property lending platform has revealed.

Its annual accounts for the 12 months to July 2018 … Read More

Property platform opens up to retail investors

May 7, 2019 |

A property finance platform launched by fund manager Alpha Real Capital has opened up to retail investors, promising a “stronger focus on security.”

Fitzrovia Finance entered the market in 2017 solely for institutional investors, but is now offering individuals access … Read More

Blend Network expands lending team

May 2, 2019 |

Blend Network has boosted its lending team with two new appointments.

The peer-to-peer property lending platform has named Daniel Netzer as lending manager and Morgan Sparrow as lending associate.

This follows the appointment of Paul Watson as head of origination … Read More

Proplend opens commercial mortgage range to personal borrowers

May 1, 2019 |

PROPLEND has opened up its product range to personal owners of commercial property.

The peer-to-peer property lender – which specialises in secured commercial property mortgages and bridging loans for corporate borrowers – previously only lent to limited companies, partnerships and … Read More

FCA register confirms restrictions on Lendy’s activities

April 24, 2019 |

RUMOURS of restrictions on Lendy’s regulated activities have been confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

An update to the City watchdog’s financial services register shows that it has imposed an asset restriction on the peer-to-peer property lending platform.

The … Read More

Buy-to-let landlords ‘should have sold three years ago’ as returns drop

April 23, 2019 |

BUY-TO-LET landlords have seen their returns decline in recent years and would fare better from investing in listed corporate landlords instead, new research has found.

A new index from direct lending investment manager BondMason has recorded the performance of residential property … Read More