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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Andrew Lawson

Zopa: UK investors more likely to hate Marmite

August 15, 2018 |

INVESTORS in the UK are more likely to hate Marmite than average, according to new research.

A survey commissioned by peer-to-peer consumer lender Zopa showed that 50 per cent of UK investors dislike Marmite, compared to the national average of … Read More

Motoring ahead

August 8, 2018 |

NEW CAR SALES may be slowing down a little, while environmental concerns over pollution and CO2 emissions are rising, but the UK remains a country demonstrably in love with its motors.

Just look at the numbers – there are no … Read More

Zopa: Bank of Mum & Dad closed for child savings

June 20, 2018 |

THE Bank of Mum and Dad appears closed when it comes to parents helping their children start saving or investing, Zopa claims.

A poll by the peer-to-peer lender found a fifth of parents are refusing to put money aside for … Read More

Risky Business

June 12, 2018 |

Credit risk is an unavoidable component of peer-to-peer lending, so platforms have many ways of managing it, as Peer2Peer Finance News investigates…

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending industry’s reputation for doing things better, faster and cheaper than banks is often attributed to … Read More

Zopa executive: “Savers are abandoning the cash ISA en masse”

April 27, 2018 |

SAVERS are “abandoning the cash ISA en masse”, as the personal savings allowance (PSA) makes the tax-free wrappers less relevant for consumers, a Zopa executive has said.

New data from UK Finance showed that investment in cash ISAs fell from … Read More

Zopa sees £100m boost from IFISA investors

April 24, 2018 |

ZOPA saw more than £100m invested through its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) in the last tax year, the platform has revealed.

The amount easily surpasses the total subscriptions of £17m in the 2016/2017 tax year, when Zopa, and other major … Read More

Exclusive: Zopa’s Andrew Lawson on tech, tribes and the new bank

April 5, 2018 |

What does the future look like for the world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender once it becomes a bank? Peer2Peer Finance News speaks to Zopa’s chief product officer Andrew Lawson about technology, ‘tribes’, and the importance of P2P for the business…

ZOPA … Read More

Zopa reopens to new investors

January 24, 2018 |

ZOPA has reopened to new investors, 10 months after launching a waiting list to cope with demand.

The world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender introduced a waiting list last March so it could prioritise existing investors and prevent lending queues from increasing.

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Zopa hikes target returns due to increased stability in market pricing

January 19, 2018 |

ZOPA has increased its target returns for the first time since 2015.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender said on Friday that target returns on its Core and Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) Core products have been increased from 3.7 per cent to … Read More

Zopa addresses default concerns by reforming how returns are displayed

November 24, 2017 |

ZOPA is working on improving the way long-term returns are displayed so investors do not become overly concerned with monthly defaults in their portfolio.

The peer-to-peer lender said it is working on a prototype that would show investors their current … Read More