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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2017

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Stuart Law

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

Assetz Capital becomes latest member of the Bud club

July 27, 2017 |

ASSETZ CAPITAL has become the latest peer-to-peer  lender to sign up to Bud’s aggregator service.

This follows the recent addition of platforms Proplend, ArchOver, Zopa and RateSetter earlier this year.

Assetz Capital has joined Bud’s Market+, an online and … Read More

Assetz bolsters Scottish team with Bank of Scotland’s Ian Craig

July 17, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has hired former Bank of Scotland relationship director Ian Craig (pictured) to help boost its business in Scotland.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Monday that Craig will be based in the Edinburgh office, where he will be … Read More

Assetz Capital to expand broker network “significantly”

July 7, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital has announced plans to increase its national broker network “significantly” over the next two years, as part of a new expansion strategy.

It comes after the firm announced a record quarter of more than £60m in facilities, as … Read More

Assetz Capital turns a “seven figure” profit as it approaches £300m lending milestone

June 29, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital is approaching £300m of total lending to businesses and expects to lend the same amount this calendar year, the platform has announced.

The peer-to-peer lender said revenues for the financial year from April 2016 to March 2017 were … Read More

How rising inflation will impact small businesses

June 16, 2017 |

Everybody knows that rising inflation means an increase in the cost of living. But not everyone realises that the effect on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be much more severe.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Consumer … Read More

Assetz Capital launches property-backed account

June 7, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital is officially launching its new property-secured investment account on Wednesday, tapping into growing demand from its more cautious investors.

The account is the first of two new products the peer-to-peer business lending platform will add to its range, … Read More

Tax guidance unclear on secondary market trades

June 5, 2017 |

SECONDARY markets where peer-to-peer loans can be sold at a premium or discount are at risk of falling into the taxman’s definition of a trading activity, rather than an investment.

On the whole, the practice is compliant with current regulations … Read More

Assetz Capital reaches quarter of a billion lending milestone

May 19, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital announced that it has now lent £250m to UK businesses.

The peer-to-peer lender said it has provided up to £25m of secured loans a month since its launch in 2013, with more than £55m lent so far this year.

Stuart Law … Read More

Assetz extends rate hike offer due to “incredible” demand

May 11, 2017 |

ASSETZ Capital is extending the deadline on its promotional interest rate hike due to “incredible” investor demand.

Last month, the peer-to-peer lender bucked the sector-wide trend of falling interest rates and increased returns on its 30-day current account, due to … Read More