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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 19, 2019

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Habito wins £5m investment from Augmentum Fintech

August 2, 2019 |

FINTECH investment fund Augmentum Fintech has invested £5m in online mortgage broking and lending platform Habito.

Augmentum revealed the news in a short note to the market, but neither company has issued a statement regarding the use of the funds, … Read More

Platforms may be forced to favour high net worths due to incoming 10pc rule

August 1, 2019 |

RETAIL investors are at risk of being shut out of the peer-to-peer lending sector due to the so-called 10 per cent rule that will come into force this December.

The rule change is part of investor marketing restrictions introduced by … Read More

Five podcasts for P2P lending enthusiasts

July 22, 2019 |

PODCASTS have become one of the nation’s favourite sources of information and entertainment. According to Ofcom, almost six million Brits tune into a podcast every week – double the number of five years ago. And a few finance podcasts have … Read More

Alternative lenders embark on new securitisation deals

July 22, 2019 |

THE ALTERNATIVE lending sector is seeing a new wave of securitisations, as platforms look to tap the debt capital markets for cash.

Online property finance marketplace LendInvest completed its debut securitisation last month, packaging up £259m of UK buy-to-let mortgage … Read More

Zopa reveals UK’s favourite summer spends

July 19, 2019 |

ZOPA has revealed the top 20 treats that Brits spend their money on during the summertime, and the top scoring treat is…..chocolate.

According to Zopa’s Ice Cream Index, buying a bar of chocolate makes Britons happiest relative to price, while … Read More

What will the appropriateness test actually look like?

July 17, 2019 |

IT’S OFFICIAL – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will soon make it mandatory for all peer-to-peer platforms to introduce an “appropriateness test” for new investors.

The purpose of the test will be to weed out any unsuitable lenders, and any … Read More

What is P2P car finance?

July 15, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER car finance has been on the rise in recent years, but in a sector where investors are more used to investing in business or property loans, what can car finance loans do differently?

P2P car finance is a fast-growing … Read More

Zopa survey finds Brits are more open about bank balance than Netflix password

July 10, 2019 |

ZOPA research has found that Brits are more likely to share information about their finances with their partner than their Netflix password.

A survey of 2,000 adults by the peer-to-peer lender found that 47 per cent of respondents felt more comfortable revealing … Read More

Zopa looks to grow secured car finance offering

July 9, 2019 |

ZOPA is readying to launch its secured car finance product as a direct offer on its website, as it looks to expand this segment of the business.

The world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender has offered car finance as part of its … Read More

Zopa plans £200m fundraise ahead of bank launch and IPO

July 2, 2019 |

ZOPA is reportedly looking to raise up to £200m as it gears up for its bank launch and a possible stockmarket flotation.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender is in talks with private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds about the fresh … Read More