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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 20, 2017

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Rhydian Lewis

Do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer?

August 17, 2017 |

THE ANNUAL university versus straight to work debate has begun after A Level results were revealed on Thursday, so do you need a degree to get into peer-to-peer lending and fintech?

Shoreditch-based recruitment consultants Give a Grad a Go says … Read More

From disruptors to dealmakers

August 16, 2017 |

THE MOST significant M&A deals don’t always manage to grab the headlines. The business pages are packed with analyses of multi-billion dollar mergers or failed acquisitions, and the so-called 50 per cent failure rate is ominously cited any time there … Read More

RateSetter-backed report proposes reforms to end “cash bias”

August 8, 2017 |

NEW RESEARCH backed by RateSetter has urged the government to take measures to end the “cash bias” in UK savings behaviour.

The report, undertaken by the Social Market Foundation think tank and supported by the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lender, found … Read More

An IPO would add kudos to P2P but shouldn’t be a priority

August 3, 2017 |

A PUBLIC listing would boost the credibility of whichever peer-to-peer lender moves first, but would also bring a host of challenges, an investment expert has warned.

Talk of an initial public offering (IPO) from one of the main P2P players … Read More

RateSetter spurs on business brokers with summer prize draw

August 2, 2017 |

RATESETTER is giving its business finance brokers an extra incentive to find borrowers over the typically slow summer months, with a “six weeks of summer” prize draw.

The peer-to-peer lender, which originates both consumer and business loans, has previously expressed … Read More

RateSetter unveils partner as it enters hire purchase market

August 1, 2017 |

RATESETTER has named leasing and asset finance specialist Corporate Asset Solutions (CAS) as its partner in the launch of new hire purchase loans on the peer-to-peer platform.

Businesses will be able to access hire purchase agreements for up to £750,000, … Read More

RateSetter’s Rhydian Lewis awarded OBE

June 19, 2017 |

RATESETTER co-founder and chief executive Rhydian Lewis (pictured) has received an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, meaning that key figures from all of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer lenders have now been officially recognised for their achievements.

Lewis gained … Read More

RateSetter boss confirms IPO hopes and plans to increase asset-based finance

May 25, 2017 |

RATESETTER’S chief executive Rhydian Lewis (pictured) has confirmed the peer-to-peer platform is eyeing an initial public offering (IPO) as a pivotal step to solidify its position as an “investor brand”.

He also said the business and consumer lender would not expect or be … Read More

RateSetter fills top risk role with ex-GE Capital Bank’s Joanna Wright

May 22, 2017 |

RATESETTER has appointed Joanna Wright (pictured below) as chief risk officer, as part of the peer-to-peer lending platform’s recent strive to boost its risk management and reporting efficiency.

Wright joins from GE Capital Bank, where she headed a team of … Read More

Savers urged to look for cash alternatives as inflation hits new high

May 16, 2017 |

SAVERS are being urged to “wake up and smell the coffee” as inflation hit a 43-month high of 2.7 per cent in April.

Consumer price inflation is at the highest rate since September 2013, boosted by higher air fares, energy and … Read More