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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 22, 2017

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RateSetter withdraws from P2PFA after breaching transparency rules

August 18, 2017 |

RATESETTER has said that it is leaving the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) after breaching the trade body’s rules.

“Membership requires adherence to the P2PFA Operating Principles including transparency,” said the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender in a blog post on its … Read More

Millions of Brits face debt and savings crises during unexpected illness

August 18, 2017 |

MORE THAN 12 million UK adults could find themselves facing a debt crisis or draining their savings in the event of an unexpected illness or sudden death.

According to new research from Aviva, millions of families are not prepared for … Read More

Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

From disruptors to dealmakers

August 16, 2017 |

THE MOST significant M&A deals don’t always manage to grab the headlines. The business pages are packed with analyses of multi-billion dollar mergers or failed acquisitions, and the so-called 50 per cent failure rate is ominously cited any time there … Read More

P2P lenders offering rates up to five times better than mainstream best buys

August 14, 2017 |

THE MAIN peer-to-peer lenders are currently offering rates five times higher than the best offerings on the mainstream savings market.

It comes as a new challenger bank launched last week called PCF, offering a fixed savings rate of 2.6 per … Read More

RateSetter in “final stages” of FCA authorisation process

August 14, 2017 |

RATESETTER believes it is in the “final stages” of reaching full authorisation after becoming the last of the main peer-to-peer lenders to be trading on interim permissions.

The platform is the last of the Peer2Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) members still … Read More

RateSetter-backed report proposes reforms to end “cash bias”

August 8, 2017 |

NEW RESEARCH backed by RateSetter has urged the government to take measures to end the “cash bias” in UK savings behaviour.

The report, undertaken by the Social Market Foundation think tank and supported by the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender, found … Read More

Playing by the rules

August 4, 2017 |

The peer-to-peer lending industry is waiting with baited breath for the reg­ulator’s full report from its review into the sector. Will its outcome herald a new era for P2P, or just new hurdles to overcome?

It is often said that … Read More

An IPO would add kudos to P2P but shouldn’t be a priority

August 3, 2017 |

A PUBLIC listing would boost the credibility of whichever peer-to-peer lender moves first, but would also bring a host of challenges, an investment expert has warned.

Talk of an initial public offering (IPO) from one of the main P2P players … Read More

RateSetter spurs on business brokers with summer prize draw

August 2, 2017 |

RATESETTER is giving its business finance brokers an extra incentive to find borrowers over the typically slow summer months, with a “six weeks of summer” prize draw.

The peer-to-peer lender, which originates both consumer and business loans, has previously expressed … Read More