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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Yann Murciano

Blend Network calls for more P2P lending education to boost SIPP investment

August 12, 2019 |

A BETTER understanding of peer-to-peer lending risks and regulations could help boost the use of the product within self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), research claims.

A survey of 1,000 pension investors, by P2P property lender Blend Network, found 25 per cent … Read More

Here’s what the industry thinks of the FCA rule changes

June 4, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA has released its long-awaited, updated rules for the peer-to-peer lending sector, which confirm the introduction of investor marketing restrictions.

Here’s the industry reaction so far – keep an eye out for rolling updates

RateSetter chief … Read More

Blend Network secures £10m of seed funding

December 17, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER development loans platform Blend Network has secured £10m of funding from private investors.

The late-seed round of financing was backed by investors including Cyrus Ardalan, former vice chair of Barclays and current chair of OakNorth Bank and Citigroup Global … 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

A more efficient way

November 1, 2018 |

Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network, explains how a passion for efficiency led him to the world of peer-to-peer lending…

THERE are a lot of reasons to get involved with the world of peer-to-peer finance: the higher interest rates; … Read More

Blend Network chosen for Mayor of London’s TechInvest

September 28, 2018 |

BLEND Network has been chosen to pitch at the Mayor of London’s TechInvest fintech showcase at the Mayor of London’s Living Room, City Hall.

Blend will join nine other fintech companies at the event, held on Friday 28 September, following … Read More

P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

August 8, 2018 |

NORTHERN Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of fintech – and peer-to-peer experts are leading the charge.

P2P research firm Orca, P2P-facing broker Clearpath Finance, crowdfunding platform CoFunder … Read More

Banks recognising P2P as part of financial ecosystem

June 28, 2018 |

BANKS are increasingly comfortable using peer-to-peer lenders for property deals, says Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network.

The P2P platform, which launched in January, offers asset-backed property loans to retail and high-net-worth individuals, as well as hedge funds and other … Read More

UK rate rise could spell trouble for some P2P platforms

April 9, 2018 |

PRESSURE is mounting on the Bank of England to raise interest rates, but the chief executive of peer-to-peer lender Blend Network says this could be a problem for platforms offering lower yields.

The central bank held the base rate at … Read More

Blend Network launches with vow to be the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”

July 28, 2017 |

A NEW peer-to-peer lending platform has launched, with the aim of becoming the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”.

Blend Network will offer asset-backed property loans to retail and high-net-worth individuals, as well as hedge funds and other institutional investors. P2P specialist … Read More