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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 21, 2019

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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

Victory Park Capital joins Marketplace Lending Association

May 16, 2018 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has joined US industry body the Marketplace Lending Association (MLA).

VPC, which manages the London-listed alternative finance fund VPC Specialty Lending, has joined as an associate and investor council member along with Laurel Road, Education Loan … Read More

US platform Prosper lent out £2bn in 2017

March 26, 2018 |

US PEER-TO-PEER lending giant Prosper reported a 31 per cent rise in loan originations to $2.88bn (£2.02bn) in 2017, while its net losses narrowed slightly to $115m.

The consumer loans platform said in its full-year results on Monday that it had … Read More

VPC’s portfolio sales drag on performance

February 16, 2018 |

VPC Specialty Lending Investments has reported a total net asset value (NAV) return of 3.07 per cent for 2017 – below its target return levels.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust, which is managed by Victory Park Capital, said the underperformance … Read More

VPC continues shift away from P2P with sale of Prosper loans

January 5, 2018 |

VICTORY Park Capital Specialty Lending (VPC) has announced the sale of its Prosper marketplace loans as it continues to shift its portfolio from peer-to-peer lending towards balance sheet assets.

The alternative-finance focused investment trust used its November monthly report to … Read More

P2P losses hit Victory Park Capital’s fourth-quarter returns

February 7, 2017 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) Specialty Lending Investments saw net returns fall by 1.47 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2016, due to its underperforming peer-to-peer loan portfolio.

The London-listed fund, which makes P2P and balance sheet investments, posted a net … Read More

LendingRobot launches P2P hedge fund

January 27, 2017 |

US-BASED automated peer-to-peer platform LendingRobot has launched a hedge fund to invest in loans from different lenders.

LendingRobot, which uses algorithms to help lenders automatically buy and sell P2P loans on US platforms, is now offering a hedge fund for wealthy investors.

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US P2P vs UK P2P: A Tale of Two Countries

January 12, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending is rapidly growing in popularity in both the US and the UK.  However, there are some significant differences between the two countries, which may affect the way investors act towards them in the year ahead.

For a start, … Read More

Fighting fraud

November 11, 2016 |

Where there is money changing hands, the risk of fraud is always present. But in the rapidly-growing P2P sector, new risks are emerging and new solutions are being developed…

Between the Lending Club scandal and the ongoing crisis in China, … Read More

VPC streamlines whole loans portfolio, but Funding Circle makes the cut

November 1, 2016 |

VICTORY Park Capital (VPC) has cut its whole loans portfolio from seven platforms to two, as part of a new strategy to focus on balance sheet lending.

In its latest quarterly letter, VPC revealed plans to amortize its whole loan … Read More