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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 24, 2019

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Stuart Lunn

LendingCrowd appoints first general counsel

June 20, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has appointed Robbie McKenzie to the newly created post of general counsel and chief risk and compliance officer.

McKenzie (pictured) joins the Scottish-based peer-to-peer lender from Pollen Street Capital where he held a similar role.

He has also held … Read More

LendingCrowd inks £18.75m funding deal with Scottish and Dutch investment banks

May 21, 2019 |

SCOTTISH lender LendingCrowd has announced a new funding deal worth £18.75m with the government-backed Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) and Dutch entrepreneurial bank NIBC.

The institutional funds will be lent via the peer-to-peer platform to UK small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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LendingCrowd adds diversification tools to portfolios

May 14, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has unveiled two new product features designed to improve diversification for investors.

The Scottish peer-to-peer business lending platform said investors in its Growth Account and Income Account can already create diversified portfolios, but with the addition of the AutoBalance … Read More

LendingCrowd boosted by IFISA transfers from rivals

March 12, 2019 |

MORE THAN a fifth of ISA transfers to LendingCrowd’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) have come from stocks and shares or other peer-to-peer lenders, the platform has revealed.

Data from the Edinburgh-based P2P lender shows that, as expected, the majority of … Read More

LendingCrowd named among tech start-ups to watch

January 25, 2019 |

LENDINGCROWD has been named on a list of 30 fast-growing tech start-ups to watch, compiled by UK-based digital entrepreneur network Tech Nation.

The Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer lender is among the companies which have been recognised for their “early stage talent” and the expectation … Read More

Insolvency reforms bring secured loans into focus

December 5, 2018 |

THE TYPE of security taken by some peer-to-peer lenders has come under the spotlight amid proposed insolvency reforms.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his 2018 Budget last month that HMRC would return to preferred creditor status in business insolvencies to … Read More

LendingCrowd names new chief marketing officer

November 23, 2018 |

LENDINGCROWD has appointed Darren Cairns (pictured) as its new chief marketing officer, in the latest senior hire for the Scottish peer-to-peer lender.

Cairns previously worked at London-based financial provider Neyber, and he has more than 20 years of experience in … Read More

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

An open book

October 22, 2018 |

From the very beginning, peer-to-peer lenders have pledged to be more transparent than the banks. But will this be viable as regulation and platforms evolve? 

FROM ITS INFANCY, the peer-to-peer sector has been built on a promise to be more … Read More

LendingCrowd passes loan landmark on anniversary

October 9, 2018 |

LENDINGCROWD has passed the landmark of 500 loan deals in the week of its fourth birthday, sparking a double celebration.

The lending milestone brings the peer-to-peer business lender’s cumulative loan volume to more than £45m.

LendingCrowd said that it has doubled its … Read More