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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 18, 2019

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Stuart Law

Assetz hires banker as regional relationship director

August 8, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lender Assetz Capital has appointed experienced banker Chris Mason as regional relationship director for the East Anglia and East Midlands regions.

In his new role, Mason (pictured) will mostly be working across East Anglia, the East Midlands and London, … Read More

What will the new cabinet do for P2P?

August 1, 2019 |

ALONG with a new prime minister, we have a new set of cabinet ministers, all of whom will be keen to make their mark on the country and its vast financial services sector.

But how will their new roles affect … Read More

Assetz funds £300m in a year

July 19, 2019 |

ASSETZ Capital has reached another lending milestone by funding £300m in loans over the course of the past year.

This represents a 60 per cent increase on the previous five years combined.

Assetz Capital has now lent more than £820m … Read More

Money talks

July 18, 2019 |

2019 IS SHAPING UP TO become the year of the institutional investor. Over the past few months, hundreds of millions of pounds has flooded into UK-based peer-to-peer platforms from a variety of global institutions, all seeking to access the competitive … Read More

Assetz Capital’s chief commercial officer departs

July 12, 2019 |

ASSETZ  Capital’s chief commercial officer Rob Pailin has stepped down, Peer2Peer Finance News can reveal.

Pailin (pictured) resigned due to personal circumstances and has been replaced with managing director and co-founder David Penston, according to an emailed statement from the … Read More

P2P investors sceptical about interest rate rises

June 19, 2019 |

MORE than half of Assetz Capital’s peer-to-peer investors are not convinced that more frequent Bank of England interest rate rises are on the way.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (pictured) said in May that interest rate rises could be … Read More

Will new institutional products drive out the retail investor?

June 12, 2019 |

A NUMBER of purely institutional products have been unveiled recently in the peer-to-peer lending sector. Is this to the benefit or detriment of the retail investor?

In April, Funding Circle announced that it was winding down its dedicated investment trust … Read More

Assetz launches institutional fund

May 16, 2019 |

ASSETZ Capital has launched a Luxembourg-based private fund, in order to attract more institutional money to scale up its lending.

The peer-to-peer lender unveiled the new fund on Thursday, which is purely open to institutional and professional investors.

The fund … Read More

Assetz Capital plots third crowdfunding round

May 9, 2019 |

ASSETZ Capital is set to launch a third fundraising round on Seedrs.

It is inviting existing investors to pre-register for its latest crowdfunding campaign to help grow the peer-to-peer business lender.

The platform has already attracted more than £5m through … Read More

The letter of the law

April 17, 2019 |

Compliance is an essential component of the peer-to-peer lending sector, keeping platforms in check as they push at the boundaries of innovation. With new regulations looming, what should firms prepare for and should investors feel reassured that their money is … Read More