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Peer2Peer Finance News | February 24, 2018

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P2P default forecasts are rising, but should investors worry?

February 22, 2018 |

DEFAULT forecasts across some of the main consumer peer-to-peer lending platforms have begun ticking up.

At the same time lenders have faced pressure to keep borrower rates lower to compete with cheaper loan pricing among banks and building societies.

So … Read More

Funding Circle set to hire Morgan Stanley to lead London flotation

February 19, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle is reportedly poised to hire Morgan Stanley to lead a flotation on the London Stock Exchange in the second half of this year.

The largest P2P platform by loan book size in the UK is expected to hire … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part one

February 15, 2018 |

WITH ISA season upon us, investors this year have a far greater variety of products to choose from.

Peer-to-peer lenders have been busy launching their Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) propositions, enabling investors to get inflation-busting returns in a tax-free wrapper.

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Stock market flotations will take P2P to the next level

February 14, 2018 |

THE UK’S biggest peer-to-peer lenders will be facing millions of pounds-worth of annual costs when their flotation plans come to fruition, but experts say the benefits of going public outweigh the cons.

Funding Circle is reportedly seeking an initial public … Read More

P2P platforms gear up for new data rules

February 14, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are starting to prepare for new rules on protecting data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act (DPA) from 25 May 2018, requiring customers to ‘opt in’ to any form of consent rather … Read More

IFISAs: The long road

February 9, 2018 |

With the industry’s largest lenders now offering the Innovative Finance ISA, surely the tax wrapper will cement its status in the mainstream investment space this year? We provide an update on the product’s process

IT IS hoped that the 2017-18 … Read More

What a difference a tax year makes! P2P platforms pile in to the IFISA market

February 7, 2018 |

THE INNOVATIVE Finance ISA (IFISA) market looks vastly different as ISA season approaches compared with this time last year.

Just a handful of peer-to-peer platforms had full Financial Conduct Authority approval in time to launch an IFISA product in April … Read More

RateSetter to launch IFISA on Thursday

February 7, 2018 |

RATESETTER is set to launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) on Thursday to existing customers, meaning that the three largest industry players will now have their products on the market.

The peer-to-peer platform said on Wednesday that the tax wrapper … Read More

P2P investors risk losses by lending to just one borrower

February 6, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER analysis firm 4th Way is urging investors to diversify after stress testing revealed the odds of losing money in a severe recession can be 10 times higher in some cases when lending to just one borrower on a P2P … Read More

RateSetter starts preparing investors for IFISA launch

February 2, 2018 |

RATESETTER has begun emailing existing investors to get them ready for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) this month.

The peer-to-peer lender sent messages to its customers on Thursday revealing that the IFISA would be made available to … Read More