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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 25, 2019

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P2P industry yet to see wave of consolidation

June 13, 2019 |

THE WAVE of M&A activity that was expected to engulf the peer-to-peer lending sector has yet to materialise.

Industries which have a proliferation of smaller players fighting to grow market share are typically prime candidates for takeovers and mergers, so … Read More

Three reasons why RateSetter should rejoin the P2PFA

June 12, 2019 |

THE Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) is rumoured to be open to the prospect of RateSetter returning to the self-regulatory body, but how would that help boost the organisation?

RateSetter left the P2PFA in 2017 after breaching its transparency rules following … Read More

RateSetter alters provision fund outflows calculations

June 7, 2019 |

RATESETTER has altered its method for estimating outflows from its provision fund for consumer loans.

Its previous methodology grouped consumer loans by risk, term, channel and origination to estimate performance and assess when the provision fund may be needed.

But … Read More

Here’s what the industry thinks of the FCA rule changes

June 4, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA has released its long-awaited, updated rules for the peer-to-peer lending sector, which confirm the introduction of investor marketing restrictions.

Here’s the industry reaction so far – keep an eye out for rolling updates

RateSetter chief … Read More

P2P industry readies for investor marketing restrictions

June 3, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms are gearing up for the introduction of appropriateness tests, in anticipation of the outcome of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) review into the sector.

The City watchdog is expected to release final rules on reform of the … Read More

Woodford’s P2P investing timeline

May 16, 2019 |

ONE of the UK’s most respected fund managers, Neil Woodford has weathered more than one period of underperformance in his long career, and is currently experiencing another.

Woodford became the darling of the fund management sector during his tenure at … Read More

In the beginning

May 15, 2019 |

CONSUMER lending is the oldest segment of P2P, but can it retain its competitive edge against newer and bigger types of P2P finance? Andrew Saunders reports…

Consumer loans may have been the original peer-to-peer product, but are they still the … Read More

What is the best provision fund structure?

May 8, 2019 |

PROVISION FUNDS are designed to cover peer-to-peer investors in the event that a borrower defaults on their loan, but the way they are funded and operated varies widely across platforms. So what should investors be looking for and is there … Read More

Neil Woodford: It’s not us, it’s you

May 8, 2019 |

FALLEN STAR fund manager Neil Woodford has given up his stake in VPC Specialty Lending and P2P Global Investments – but it has nothing to do with the health of UK P2P

WHEN peer-to-peer lending first entered the alternative finance … Read More

Platforms report IFISA growth despite bad press

May 3, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have reported a rise in Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows this ISA season, although there are concerns that bad press in the lead-up to the end of the tax year dampened investor demand.

Industry figures have suggested that … Read More