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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 23, 2019

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Online lending sector gears up for more IPOs

April 12, 2019 |

ONLINE property lender LendInvest last month confirmed that it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) as one of “a range of strategic options for the business”.

The former peer-to-peer lender – which withdrew its P2P regulatory application after it … Read More

How banks are benefiting from P2P tech innovation

April 11, 2019 |

TECHNOLOGICAL innovation is a hallmark of the P2P lending sector, and one of the key things that has supported its explosive growth since 2005 when the first P2P lender came to market.

In contrast, the traditional financial services sector has … Read More

Keeping one step ahead

April 10, 2019 |

What’s the next move for the world’s oldest peer-to-peer lending business? Zopa’s new P2P chief Natasha Wear talks to Andrew Saunders about growing the P2P division alongside the bank, keeping on top of tech and the feelgood rebrand…

NOW THAT … Read More

On brand! How P2P lenders are reinventing themselves

April 10, 2019 |

REBRANDS are in fashion among peer-to-peer lenders.

In recent weeks RateSetter has unveiled a new look and website while Welendus is planning a name change.

We look at the key ways P2P lenders are relaunching themselves.


A logo is … Read More

Iris recognition please! Zopa predicts the financial phrases of the future

April 9, 2019 |

FORGET asking for the bill in a restaurant, diners of the future will request that their eye is scanned instead, Zopa claims.

The peer-to-peer lender has commissioned research into what the money idioms of the future will be.

Newspaper cartoonist … Read More

Zopa distances P2P from mini-bonds

April 5, 2019 |

ZOPA has highlighted the difference between peer-to-peer loans and mini-bonds, deeming the latter “riskier than P2P”.

Natasha Wear (pictured), chief executive of Zopa’s P2P business, explained the ways that the consumer lender mitigates risk for its investors and said that … Read More

Five ways to add IFISA diversity

April 4, 2019 |

THIS WEEK is the busiest of the year for ISA providers and ISA savers alike. As the end of the tax year approaches, investors and savers are rushing to make the most of their annual ISA allowance, while ISA managers … Read More

Zopa legacy portfolio drags on P2PGI performance

April 3, 2019 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI) has blamed its poorly-performing legacy Zopa portfolio for its latest net asset value (NAV) dip.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust generated a NAV of just 0.31 per cent in February 2019, down from 0.45 per cent … Read More

Zopa developing P2P tech to improve diversification of funds

April 2, 2019 |

ZOPA is working to enable greater diversification of investors’ funds, the new head of its peer-to-peer lending business has revealed.

Natasha Wear (pictured), who was promoted from head of investment products in February, told Peer2Peer Finance News that the P2P … Read More

Zopa reveals 38 per cent median gender pay gap

April 2, 2019 |

ZOPA has published details of its gender pay gap for the first time, revealing numbers its chief executive describes as “far from ideal”.

The UK’s oldest P2P platform revealed combined numbers from across Zopa Limited and its new banking arm, … Read More