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Peer2Peer Finance News | March 21, 2018

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UK fintech investments soared to £3bn in 2017

February 13, 2018 |

MORE THAN $4.2bn (£3.02bn) was invested in UK-based fintech companies last year, up from $0.7bn in 2016.

According to the latest KPMG Pulse of Fintech report, the UK now accounts for more than half of the total European market ($7.2bn) … Read More

Record year for UK fintech VC investment

February 7, 2018 |

VENTURE capital (VC) investment in UK fintech firms rose by 153 per cent to $1.8bn (£1.3bn) in 2017, making it a record year for the sector.

The amount invested surpassed the previous record-breaking total of $1.1bn in 2015, and followed … Read More

Lingerie tycoon enters P2P venture capital space with ICO launch

February 6, 2018 |

LINGERIE tycoon Baroness Michelle Mone has teamed up with her billionaire venture capitalist partner Doug Barrowman to launch a peer-to-peer platform powered by its own dedicated cryptocurrency.

The pair have launched an initial coin offering (ICO), with a pre-sale to … Read More

Irish P2P lender secures £2.7m backing for international expansion

September 4, 2017 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender GRID Finance has received a €3m (£2.7m) investment from former London derivatives trader turned venture capitalist Christophe Reech.

The deal makes Reech, founder of Reech Corporations Group, the biggest external shareholder in the platform.

The commitment was … Read More

Investor profile: Spread your bets

June 19, 2017 |

In some ways, Matthew Dodd is not your typical peer-to-peer investor. Many of the industry’s earliest adopters were nearing retirement age, attracted to the higher yields that P2P could offer as a means of boosting their pension pots.

But Dodd, … Read More

UK fintechs shrug off Brexit as investment soars

April 27, 2017 |

FINTECH investment between the UK and mainland Europe surged to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2017, shrugging off political uncertainty across the region.

Research from accountancy firm KPMG found that mainland Europe provided $212m (£164m) to … Read More