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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 19, 2018

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Stuart Law

Assetz Capital hires ex-RBS banker to join North West team

July 11, 2018 |

ASSETZ Capital has boosted its northern presence with the appointment of RBS’s Jake Hiskett as senior relationship manager in the North West.

Hiskett (pictured), joins the business peer-to-peer lender from the high street bank, where he spent five years as … Read More

P2P investors abandon cash ISAs

June 25, 2018 |

INVESTORS are ditching their cash ISAs in favour of other forms of ISA accounts, according to new research from peer-to-peer platform Assetz Capital.

In the first quarter of this year, 52 per cent of Assetz Capital’s investors had put money … Read More

Most P2P investors do not expect a rate rise

June 21, 2018 |

THE MAJORITY of peer-to-peer investors do not expect the Bank of England to raise the base rate in the next three months, a poll suggests.

Only 25 per cent of the 1,000 investors surveyed by P2P business lender Assetz Capital … Read More

Assetz reports £10m of inflows since rate rise

June 19, 2018 |

INVESTORS have ploughed £10m into Assetz Capital in the month following the peer-to-peer lender’s first-ever rate rise.

Rates of return for the Quick Access Account and 30-Day Access Account increased from 3.75 per cent to 4.1 per cent and from … Read More

The automation evolution

June 18, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending emerged as an alternative to mainstream banks, simultaneously widening access to credit and boosting retail investors’ returns.

Some would argue that P2P has made finance more accessible and shifted it from the ‘computer says no’ mentality of the … Read More

Green loans dry up as lenders target “low hanging fruit”

June 15, 2018 |

A DEARTH of renewable energy loans has been blamed on over-zealous lenders chasing “low hanging fruit” and an end to a government-backed subsidy programme.

In May, Assetz Capital closed its Green Energy Account (GEA) and in March, defunct P2P platform … Read More

Platforms shift to auto-lending as demand for diversification rises

June 13, 2018 |

AN INCREASING number of peer-to-peer lending platforms are turning their attention to automated lending as investor demand for simpler and more diversified offerings increases.

Last September, Funding Circle stopped offering manual lending and shifted to an entirely auto-lending model, meaning … Read More

P2P lenders show there’s life outside London

June 4, 2018 |

LONDON might be the financial capital of Europe but the peer-to-peer lending sector is showing that there is life beyond the UK’s biggest city.

P2P lenders headquartered around the UK’s regions are demonstrating impressive growth, while helping create employment in … Read More

Development finance helps Assetz reach £500m lending milestone

June 1, 2018 |

ASSETZ Capital has reached £500m of lending on its peer-to-peer platform, with recent funding driven by development finance.

Lending has doubled in each of the last two years, with more than £200m lent in 2017 alone, Assetz Capital said.

Stuart … Read More

Assetz Capital boosts returns for investors

May 16, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER business lender Assetz Capital has announced its first-ever rate rise across its access accounts.

The rate increase, which took effect at the start of May, increases target interest rates for the Quick Access Account from 3.75 per cent to 4.10 … Read More