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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 24, 2019

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Future of P2P investment funds in doubt

May 10, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s dedicated investment trust is set to close, raising questions about the future of peer-to-peer lending-focused funds.

While P2P platforms themselves have demonstrated impressive growth in recent years, investment trusts have been scaling back their exposure to the sector … Read More

Platforms report IFISA growth despite bad press

May 3, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders have reported a rise in Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) inflows this ISA season, although there are concerns that bad press in the lead-up to the end of the tax year dampened investor demand.

Industry figures have suggested that … Read More

FCA mulls exit fee ban amid platform consultation

March 14, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a ban or a cap on exit fees, as part of a new package of measures designed to make it easier for consumers to switch investment platforms.

Some of these measures include a … Read More

Proposed investor restrictions threaten P2P sector’s growth

September 4, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending industry has blasted the City watchdog’s proposed investor restrictions as unfair, costly and damaging to the sector’s future.

P2P platforms have been busy digesting the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) long-awaited post-implementation review of the sector – released … Read More

Cash ISA savers left £4bn short by inflation

October 20, 2017 |

LOW cash ISA rates and high inflation have left UK savers £3.81bn short, research claims.

Investing platform Willis Owen claims the £270bn held in cash ISAs would be worth £273.5bn based on the average rate in September of 1.013 per … Read More

Silver surfers express scepticism towards fintech

October 11, 2017 |

OVER-55s are turning to technology to help with their health but are more sceptical when it comes to their finances, research suggests.

A poll of more than 4,000 adults by investing platform Willis Owen found while 61 per cent of … Read More

One in four Brits poorer than a year ago

March 7, 2017 |

ONE IN four Britons are feeling blue about their personal finances, as Brexit-induced economic swings have eroded savings over the past 12 months.

26 per cent of UK savers saw their finances deteriorate, while only one in five is better … Read More