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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 23, 2019

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RateSetter given Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 23, 2019 |

RATESETTER has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its “excellence in innovation”.

The peer-to-peer lender will join the other recipients of the Queen’s Award at a reception in Buckingham Palace later this year. It will also … Read More

Online lending sector gears up for more IPOs

April 12, 2019 |

ONLINE property lender LendInvest last month confirmed that it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) as one of “a range of strategic options for the business”.

The former peer-to-peer lender – which withdrew its P2P regulatory application after it … Read More

On brand! How P2P lenders are reinventing themselves

April 10, 2019 |

REBRANDS are in fashion among peer-to-peer lenders.

In recent weeks RateSetter has unveiled a new look and website while Welendus is planning a name change.

We look at the key ways P2P lenders are relaunching themselves.


A logo is … Read More

P2P lender founders named among UK’s richest entrepreneurs

April 9, 2019 |

THREE founders of peer-to-peer lenders have been named among the top 100 richest entrepreneurs behind the UK’s fastest growing firms.

The Telegraph newspaper has compiled a Technology Hot 100 list of the most successful founders of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.

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RateSetter attracts £200m into its IFISA

April 4, 2019 |

RATESETTER’S Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) has passed £200m of subscriptions since launch.

The peer-to-peer lender launched its tax wrapper in February 2018 and says investors have put away £11,000 on average and earned 4.5 per cent a year.

One in … Read More

Coming out of its shell! How the IFISA has evolved

March 29, 2019 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector’s tax wrapper, the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), is coming up to its third birthday and its first full tax year with all the major players.

It got off to a slow start in the 2016/2017 tax … Read More

P2P to have strong presence at Innovate Finance Global Summit

March 27, 2019 |

FOUNDERS of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lenders are among the confirmed speakers at Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), which takes place next month at London’s Guildhall.

Giles Andrews of Zopa, Samir Desai of Funding Circle and Rhydian Lewis of RateSetter … Read More

RateSetter unveils rebrand

March 21, 2019 |

RATESETTER is the latest peer-to-peer lender to undergo a rebrand, with new slogans and website design.

The ‘big three’ platform, which launched in 2010, has retained its heritage purple colour as part of the new branding but has incorporated pink … Read More

The ultimate IFISA guide

March 15, 2019 |

Unsure about about transfers, tax and how many IFISAs you can have? Fear not, Marc Shoffman presents our comprehensive guide to IFISA investing…

PEER-TO-PEER LENDING is already well known for helping investors beat paltry savings rates and now it even … Read More

The IFISAs you can open for £100 or less

March 13, 2019 |

ISA SEASON is upon us, and according to multiple peer-to-peer lending platforms, Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows are growing fast.

However, amid the rush to take advantage of the IFISA’s tax-free savings, it is easy to forget the very real … Read More