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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 23, 2019

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Stuart Lunn

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

Ex-Standard Life boss named chairman of LendingCrowd

October 1, 2018 |

CITY veteran Sir Sandy Crombie has been named chairman of Scottish peer-to-peer lender LendingCrowd.

Crombie (pictured right, with LendingCrowd chief executive Stuart Lunn), was appointed as chief executive of Standard Life Investments in 1994. He became group chief executive of … Read More

Lenders flock to Scotland as P2P sector takes off

September 17, 2018 |

SCOTLAND looks set to become a peer-to-peer lending hotspot despite fears about the potential impact of Brexit and another independence referendum.

This year has seen lenders such as Assetz Capital and The House Crowd expanding their presence in the country, … Read More

Living without EU

July 13, 2018 |

With the Brexit deadline looming ever closer, what does the future look like for UK peer-to-peer lending after we exit the bloc? 

If a week is a long time in politics, two years must seem like a lifetime. But that … Read More

LendingCrowd to seek VC funding as lending triples

July 5, 2018 |

LENDINGCROWD is gearing up to secure venture capital funding in the next 12 months after its lending almost tripled in the first half of 2018.

The peer-to-peer lender for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) said it lent £14m in the first six … Read More

P2PFA accused of reducing transparency after loanbook changes

June 20, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has been accused of reducing transparency and hindering efforts to enhance investor protection after changing the rules governing how firms publish their loanbook.

Previously, members of the self-regulated trade body were obliged to publish their … Read More