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Peer2Peer Finance News | December 19, 2018

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Zopa co-founder Giles Andrews to chair board of European direct lender

December 14, 2018 |

ZOPA co-founder Giles Andrews (pictured) has been named chair of European direct lending firm Dynamic Credit’s supervisory board.

The board will have three members and serves to strengthen the corporate governance of Dynamic Credit Group (DCG), which comprises of asset … Read More

Competitive advantage

December 14, 2018 |

Peer-to-peer lenders’ innovative use of technology is what first set them apart from the banks. But as the industry matures, what are they doing to maintain their competitive edge? Danielle Levy investigates…

MORE THAN 13 YEARS have passed since the … Read More

P2PFA member lending exceeds £10bn

December 12, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) platforms have cumulatively lent out more than £10bn, according to the trade body’s latest data.

The biggest growth came from lending to small businesses, the quarterly figures revealed.

Read more: P2PFA associate TLT names Andrew Lyon as … Read More

Forget me not? Why Zopa’s P2P roots will still be important for its bank

December 6, 2018 |

ZOPA’S long-awaited banking licence has finally come through, but what does this mean for the wider peer-to-peer lending sector?

The world’s oldest P2P lender has, in some ways, gone full circle with its plans to launch a bank.

It was … Read More

Zopa: Bank launch won’t impact P2P rates

December 5, 2018 |

ZOPA has insisted its peer-to-peer lending rates will not be dictated by the savings products on offer when its bank launched.

The P2P platform got its banking licence this week and is set to test its products among staff and … Read More

Zopa invites customers to test its banking products

December 4, 2018 |

ZOPA is inviting its current investors to start testing its banking products ahead of a full launch.

The peer-to-peer lending giant received its banking licence on 4 December and said its staff – or Zopians – will test the products … Read More

Zopa gains banking licence

December 4, 2018 |

ZOPA has finally been awarded a banking licence, more than two years after first announcing its plans to launch a digital bank.

The world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender unveiled the news on Tuesday, explaining that it has a “bank licence with restrictions” … Read More

Zopa sells batch of defaulted loans to boost investor returns

November 28, 2018 |

ZOPA has sold a batch of defaulted loans to a debt collection agency, which it says will enable a faster and higher recovery for investors.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender informed its investors last week about the debt sale. It said … Read More

Zopa’s asking you to discover your financial spirit animal

November 27, 2018 |

IT’S A jungle out there when it comes to financial decisions – according to Zopa.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender has launched a survey to help people discover their “financial spirit animal”.

Working with Professor Erica Fudge of the University of … Read More

Zopa helps boost Augmentum Fintech fund returns

November 26, 2018 |

ZOPA’S latest funding round has boosted the value of Augmentum Fintech’s portfolio, helping the fintech investment fund report net asset value growth of 5.1 per cent in its maiden financial results.

UK-listed Augmentum Fintech unveiled its first financial results on Monday since … Read More