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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 14, 2018

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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

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

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

P2PFA widens membership with eight new associates

July 4, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has added eight members through the launch of its associate membership scheme.

The new members are not P2P lenders themselves, but they provide a range of support services to the sector. They include law firms … Read More

Who’s afraid of a little innovation?

December 14, 2016 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA)’s interim feedback from its crowdfunding review signalled that it will take a tougher stance when overseeing the sector, amid concerns that it is evolving too quickly at the detriment of consumers.

At what point … Read More

Alterest wins free legal advice from Simmons & Simmons

October 14, 2016 |

ALTEREST, the credit-investment platform, has been selected as one of first four fintech start-ups that will receive free legal advice from City law firm Simmons & Simmons.

The company, which provides data and analytics, is seeking to service both … Read More

City watchdog to deepen scrutiny of P2P lending

October 14, 2016 |

The peer-to-peer finance industry should brace itself for much more regulation, say Penny Miller, partner – financial services regulation and Louise Tudor-Edwards, associate, at Simmons & Simmons

The regulatory landscape for peer-to-peer lending is far from complete, as is evident … Read More

When will the UK see its first peer-to-peer IPO?

September 28, 2016 |

THE US has already seen home-grown peer-to-peer platform Lending Club and China’s Yirendai flo­­at on the New York Stock Exchange. Then it emerged last week that Chinese lender Lufax is preparing for an initial public offering in Hong Kong – … Read More