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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Posts By Jordan Bintcliffe

Zopa shows how to play your cards right in new illustrations

September 10, 2019 |

ZOPA has released a series of illustrations aiming to educate consumers about how best to utilise financial tools.

In its latest blog post, the light-hearted pictures liken credit and debit cards to a football team, to teach consumers about the … Read More

Open Banking forecast to boost competition in consumer credit market

September 10, 2019 |

MORE than three quarters of credit experts believe that Open Banking will make the consumer credit market more competitive, a new survey has revealed.

A poll of 100 global credit experts, interviewed at the recent Credit Scoring and Credit Control … Read More

Honeycomb sees investment income and earnings soar in first half of 2019

September 10, 2019 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust reported a 30 per cent rise in investment income and a 20 per cent increase in earnings in the first half of 2019, which it said reflects “high levels of deployment and strong underlying asset performance”.

The … Read More

RateSetter’s Mario Lupori on the new product range

September 9, 2019 |

RATESETTER recently announced that it will be revamping its product range to reduce liquidity risk for investors. Mario Lupori, chief investments officer at RateSetter, talks to Peer2Peer Finance News about the upcoming changes. 

RateSetter announced last week that it would … Read More

Lendable, Lending Works and Assetz Capital among fastest growing tech firms

September 9, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms including Lendable, Lending Works and Assetz Capital have been recognised amongst the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

The annual Tech Track 100 league table, compiled by research firm Fast Track and featured in The Sunday Times, ranks the … Read More

Barclays begins deploying funding through MarketInvoice

September 6, 2019 |

BARCLAYS has begun deploying funding directly through the MarketInvoice lending platform as the fintech-bank partnership struck in 2018 matures.

“Barclays is now also deploying their funding directly onto the MarketInvoice platform,” Anil Stocker, chief executive and co-founder of MarketInvoice wrote … Read More

New finance council launched to help SMEs ahead of Brexit

September 5, 2019 |

A NEW business finance council has been set up by the government, to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ahead of Brexit.

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Treasury on Thursday announced the creation … Read More

Funding Circle dropped from FTSE 250

September 5, 2019 |

THE UK’S only listed peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle has been dropped from the FTSE 250 index.

The business lender was among the nine firms that were demoted from the capitalisation-weighted index in the latest quarterly reshuffle, alongside guarantor loans provider … Read More

Third of businesses don’t seek funding advice, ThinCats finds

September 5, 2019 |

ALMOST a third of businesses don’t seek an adviser to assist them with external funding which could be problematic if banks rein in financing for Brexit, according to ThinCats.

“Given the double whammy of a global economic slowdown and Brexit, … Read More

City watchdog names Marlene Shiels as chair of SME panel

September 5, 2019 |

THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Marlene Shiels as chair of its smaller business practitioner panel.

The panel is an independent statutory body that represents the interests of practitioners of small- and medium-sized firms across FCA-regulated activities.

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