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Peer2Peer Finance News | July 15, 2018

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Zopa says its customers have welcomed Open Banking

July 12, 2018 |

ZOPA’S early foray into Open Banking has already been successful, with over 50 per cent of its potential borrowers who need to verify their income embracing the new data-sharing initiative.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender launched an income verification tool in … Read More

Zopa joins Women in Finance Charter

July 11, 2018 |

ZOPA has become the final member of the ‘big three’ peer-to-peer platforms to sign up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.

The Treasury has announced that a further 67 companies have signed up to the Charter, which aims to … Read More

City investors expect online lenders to drive growth in asset-backed securities

July 6, 2018 |

INSTITUTIONAL investors are planning to increase their exposure to asset-backed securities (ABS), with more deals expected to come from fintech firms, including alternative lenders.

A survey of 57 institutional investors by Managing Partners Group, released on Friday, found 60 per … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

Zopa back in the black after “landmark” year

July 2, 2018 |

ZOPA is back in the black in its annual results for the first time in five years, after what it called “a year of strong and sustainable growth”.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender reported pre-tax profit of £111,492 in 2017, up … Read More

To fee or not to fee?

June 28, 2018 |

FEES are easily forgotten amid the excitement of a new investment. But over time, commission costs, service charges, transaction fees, currency conversions and servicing costs can quickly add up.

According to new research from Netwealth, 50 per cent of investors … Read More

What do the P2PFA’s rule changes on data disclosure mean for YOU?

June 28, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending is an industry that prides itself on its transparency, but a significant change this month put its methods of disclosure under the spotlight.

Until this month, members of the self-regulated trade body the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) had … Read More

Portugal’s Raize becomes first European P2P lender to go public

June 27, 2018 |

PORTUGUESE peer-to-peer lender Raize has made history by floating on the stock market.

It is the first P2P platform in Europe to go public, and marks Portugal’s first initial public offering (IPO) since 2014.

Raize – which is the biggest … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More

From ISAs to IPOs! Five game changing moments in P2P

June 25, 2018 |

PEER-TO-PEER has come a long way from its early days of a few technology firms simply set up to let the public bypass the poor rates and services on offer by the banks and lend to each other.

The ethos … Read More