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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 16, 2018

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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

PwC: Open Banking is £7.2bn revenue opportunity, but more disruption is needed

June 28, 2018 |

OPEN Banking could become a £7.2bn revenue opportunity by 2022 but there is still work to do on awareness, PwC claims.

A report from the consultancy firm, titled ‘How to Seize the Open Banking Opportunity’, found that the use of application … Read More

Attracting talent crucial to UK remaining fintech centre

January 29, 2018 |

THE FINANCIAL services sector needs to attract and retain entrepreneurial talent to ensure the UK remains a vibrant fintech centre after Brexit, research suggests.

The latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey, released on Monday, found 54 per cent of firms want … Read More

Budget unveils £20bn action plan to support tech scale-ups

November 22, 2017 |

THE CHANCELLOR has unveiled a £20bn ‘action plan’ to help innovative firms scale up, in order to achieve the goal of helping a new tech business launch every half hour.

Philip Hammond (pictured) used Wednesday’s speech to detail new measures … Read More

Asset manager involvement in P2P to ‘dramatically increase’

October 30, 2017 |

ASSET and wealth managers will need to seek investment opportunities in niche areas such as peer-to-peer lending if they are to prosper, PwC has claimed.

In a new report, titled ‘Asset & Wealth Management Revolution: Embracing Exponential Change’, the accountancy … 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

Fintech “critically important” for future of UK financial services

September 25, 2017 |

MAINTAINING the UK’s position as a leading fintech and innovation hub is “critically important”, according to a survey of City firms.

The CBI/PWC financial services survey, released on Monday, questioned 94 companies, including banks, finance houses, securities traders, fund managers … Read More

FCA extends credit assessment rules for P2P platforms

July 31, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing widening the scope of affordability assessments for peer-to-peer platforms as part of a wider review of the high-cost credit sector.

A consultation released by the City watchdog on Monday morning said there was … Read More

Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in crowdfunding campaigns

July 12, 2017 |

FEMALE entrepreneurs financing their ventures through crowdfunding are outperforming their male counterparts at a global level, new research has claimed.

Women-led campaigns were 32 per cent more successful than men-led campaigns, a study by accountancy firm PwC and trade body … Read More

UK financial sector prepares to scale up IT investment

July 11, 2017 |

UK FINANCIAL services firms are set to ramp up their technology spending at their fastest rate in two-and-a-half years, despite a decline in overall business optimism.

A quarterly report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and accountancy firm PwC found … Read More