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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 14, 2018

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2nd Annual Payments Forum

December 11, 2018 |

2nd Annual Payments Forum 2019

Date: 12-13 February, 2019

Venue: London

Our 2nd Annual Payments Forum, taking place on 12-13 February in London

Our highly topical agenda was researched with industry experts and looks to address the critical challenges across … Read More

UK regulation of fintech “intrusive” warns KPMG

October 3, 2018 |

THE UK’s regulation of the fintech sector is in danger of becoming “intrusive”, according to a new report.

Big four accountancy firm KPMG said that regulators and supervisors worldwide are beginning to respond to fintech developments.

The report entitled, “The … Read More

FCA home finance proposals are a “vindication” for P2P property space

August 1, 2018 |

NEW proposals to oversee peer-to-peer lenders under home finance rules if they start offering residential secured loans have been hailed as a “vindication” of the P2P property sector.

In a consultation paper on the P2P sector released last week, the … Read More

Zopa to boost regulatory clout ahead of Brexit

May 11, 2018 |

ZOPA is recruiting staff to bolster its regulatory expertise and influence ahead of industry changes and developments such as Brexit.

The peer-to-peer lender is advertising for a public and regulatory affairs officer who will be responsible for building relationships with … Read More

Is P2P lending here to stay or is it just a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

April 24, 2018 |

Nicola Horlick, chief executive of Money&Co and Lauren Lee, managing associate on the finance litigation team at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, assess the future of peer-to-peer lending

Prior to the economic crash in 2008, the vast majority (estimated at 91 … Read More

FCA uses P2P as example of balancing competition and innovation

December 11, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has cited its regulation of peer-to-peer lending as an example of its approach to balancing competition and innovation.

The City watchdog has launched two consultation documents to seek views on how well its approach to … Read More

City regulator warns against too much Open Banking hype

November 28, 2017 |

THE FINANCIAL services sector must be “careful about the hype” when it comes to Open Banking, the City watchdog has warned.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it will take a while for a “winning formula” to emerge but … Read More

P2PFA signs up Quantuma to associate membership

October 26, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has announced that insolvency practitioner Quantuma has joined as an associate member.

Quantuma, a corporate recovery and business advisory firm, already works with peer-to-peer lending platforms to help manage borrower defaults and improve collection and recovery … Read More

The House Crowd boss laments loss of “first mover advantage” amid regulation delays

October 23, 2017 |

THE HOUSE Crowd founder Frazer Fearnhead has expressed his frustration at the regulatory process after being told the platform’s peer-to-peer permissions are ready but the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is still looking at the crowdfunding side of the business.

Fearnhead, … Read More

Payday P2P lender Welendus receives full FCA approval

October 16, 2017 |

WELENDUS, the peer-to-peer payday lender, has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA.)

The milestone comes a year after the company was formed.

The platform, which wants to shake-up the payday lending market by offering more reasonable interest … Read More