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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 18, 2019

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The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Funding Circle originations hit record high

October 19, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle saw new originations grow by 45 per cent in the third quarter of this year globally, as it revealed its UK broker channel has facilitated more than £1bn of lending.

The newly-listed peer-to-peer business lender, which has operations … Read More

Funding Circle’s Desai makes top 10 of ‘Tech 100’ list

October 4, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s chief executive Samir Desai has been named as one of the top 10 most influential people in the British tech industry.

The peer-to-peer pioneer appears alongside fellow fintech leaders such as Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden, and … Read More

Funding Circle lists on London Stock Exchange

September 28, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has officially been listed on the London Stock Exchange with an initial public offering (IPO) of £300m, and a valuation of £1.5bn.

It is the first UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform to go public.

Samir Desai (pictured), chief executive … Read More

Funding Circle confirms £300m IPO plans

September 3, 2018 |

THE UK’S peer-to-peer lending sector has moved a step closer to its first public float as Funding Circle has revealed plans to proceed with a stock market listing.

Following months of speculation, the P2P business lender announced on Monday that … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

Funding Circle’s lending unlocked 75,000 jobs last year

June 13, 2018 |

LENDING through Funding Circle unlocked 75,000 jobs in the US and Europe last year, according to new research.

A report from economic forecasters Oxford Economics found that the business peer-to-peer platform lent $2.3bn (£1.7bn) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) … Read More

Funding Circle US names PayPal exec as managing director

March 13, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s US division has named PayPal executive Bernardo Martinez as its new managing director.

Martinez, who was previously head of US small business lending at the online payments giant, replaces Sam Hodges, who will become chairman of Funding Circle US.

Prior … Read More

Funding Circle US partners with Kansas’s Intrust Bank

January 4, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s US division has unveiled a strategic partnership with Intrust Bank, a regional lender based in Kansas.

The peer-to-peer business finance provider, which has lent out more than $5bn (£3.69bn) globally, said on Thursday that the partnership will be … Read More

Funding Circle poised for £1bn float

January 2, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle is readying to hire advisers to prepare for a £1bn-plus float later this year.

The peer-to-peer business lender has reportedly told investment banks that it will hold a beauty parade before the end of the first quarter of … Read More