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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 15, 2018

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Base rate rise won’t ease saver woes, say P2P firms

August 2, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have warned that savers are unlikely to benefit from the latest interest rate hike.

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC) voted on Thursday to raise the base rate from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent … Read More

Collateral investors to vote on creditor committee members

July 26, 2018 |

RELENDEX and BondMason executives are on the shortlist to sit on the creditors committee of failed peer-to-peer platform Collateral, ahead of a stakeholder vote.

BDO, which was appointed administrator of Collateral in May, had proposed setting up the creditors committee to … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More

How to become an IFISA millionaire in 25 years

May 2, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER investors could become Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) millionaires within 25 years, research claims.

Figures from P2P analyst 4th Way suggest if a lender invests £10,000 each year across several platforms and aims for nine per cent interest after bad … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part four

March 7, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER property investing is a popular way to earn decent interest with the added security of bricks and mortar should things go wrong, and now many of those returns can be earned tax-free using an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

Many … 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

P2P sector urges chancellor to set bold housing agenda in Autumn Budget

November 13, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector has called on the chancellor to introduce a more ambitious housing programme in this month’s Budget.

There have been several rumours about the content of Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget, set for 22 November 2017, including … Read More

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

Want to invest in property? Then take a look at these peer-to-peer platforms

September 22, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER allows investors to put their money into all sorts of different loans, from those to individuals looking to buy a new car or kitchen to businesses looking to fund their expansion plans.

There are now a host of platforms … Read More

Demand grows for property loans in tranches

August 7, 2017 |

PROPERTY developers are increasingly using peer-to-peer loans to access funding in stages rather than in one go.

Platforms are reporting a change in the way developers are drawing down loans as it is cheaper for them only to pay interest … Read More