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Peer2Peer Finance News | November 19, 2017

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RateSetter, Funding Circle, Zopa feature in Women in Fintech Powerlist

November 16, 2017 |

FEMALE employees at RateSetter, Funding Circle, Zopa and Landbay have all made this year’s Women in Fintech Powerlist, which celebrates the achievements and talent of women across the sector.

The 370-strong list, compiled by industry trade body Innovate Finance, was … Read More

Zopa developing IFISA transfer features

November 10, 2017 |

ZOPA is working on ways to let investors transfer their existing holdings into its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

HMRC rules stipulate that tax wrappers have to be funded with new cash for each year’s subscription, which in practice means selling … Read More

Zopa says rate hike will not impact loan performance

November 3, 2017 |

ZOPA has reassured investors that the Bank of England’s interest rate hike will not impact the performance of the peer-to-peer platform’s loans.

On Thursday, the central bank raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent – … Read More

Provision funds are still alive and well in P2P

October 31, 2017 |

THE UK’S oldest peer-to-peer lender is getting set to withdraw its provision fund but there are still platforms that investors can choose if they feel more comfortable with a safety net in place.

Zopa has announced it will wind down … Read More

Investor money covered by Zopa’s Safeguard fund falls to quarter of loanbook

October 30, 2017 |

THE AMOUNT of investor money covered by Zopa’s provision fund has fallen from almost half to just a quarter in less than six months.

The peer-to-peer lender announced in May that it would be winding down its Safeguard fund to … Read More

P2PGI re-enters Numis buy list thanks to Zopa securitisation

October 27, 2017 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI) has been given a new buy recommendation from broker Numis thanks to the latest securitisation of Zopa loans in its portfolio.

Numis said it has put P2PGI on its buy list again, after its share price … Read More

Zopa says securitisation pricing shows confidence in P2P

October 25, 2017 |

ZOPA has hailed the confidence shown in the peer-to-peer asset class after its second securitisation was priced at significantly tighter spreads than last year’s transaction.

The P2P lender was involved in Europe’s first ever securitisation of unsecured consumer loans last … Read More

Is an IFISA-inspired boom coming to the P2P sector?

October 24, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported yet another quarter of increased lending among members in the sector, and the figures show just how beneficial ISA manager status can be.

P2P platforms offering Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) have previously said … Read More

P2PFA reports over £700m of new lending in third quarter

October 23, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has reported that new lending among its members equated to more than £700m in the third quarter of 2017, despite losing ‘big three’ platform RateSetter during the period.

The self-regulated trade body said on Monday … Read More

IFISA investments ‘to take off’ in 2018

October 19, 2017 |

2018 MAY be the year in which the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) finally takes off, an industry expert has suggested.

Neil Faulkner, chief executive and founder of peer-to-peer analysis firm 4th Way, noted that the small platforms that have already … Read More