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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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HSBC and Goldman Sachs take part in Bud’s £15m fundraise

February 4, 2019 |

HSBC and Goldman Sachs are among the City heavyweights that have taken part in a $20m (£15m) funding round for money management app Bud.

The fintech firm, which was already backed by HSBC, said on Monday that it would use the … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Bud named among winners of £2m Rent Recognition challenge

August 15, 2018 |

PERSONAL finance app Bud has won a share of £2m as part of the government’s Rent Recognition Challenge competition.

Bud, which lets users manage accounts from a range of providers including peer-to-peer lenders Zopa and RateSetter, was named among three … Read More

Funding Circle one of 12 finalists in UK fintech challenge

June 21, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has been named one of 12 finalists in a nationwide fintech competition targeting small business banking.

Run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, the finalists will participate in the last phase of the Open Up Challenge – a … Read More

Bud launches Open Banking API

June 5, 2018 |

ACCOUNT aggregation app Bud has entered the Open Banking space with an application programming interface (API) that will eventually be open to all types of lenders such as peer-to-peer platforms.

The Bud Exchange, or Bud.X, will give firms access to … Read More

Bud named among winners of first stage of £2m rental payment challenge

March 19, 2018 |

PERSONAL finance app Bud has been named among the winners of the first stage of the government’s Rent Recognition challenge.

The £2m prize is seeking solutions to incorporate rental payments into a tenant’s credit score.

Bud, which lets users manage … Read More

Nesta names winners of £5m Open Banking fintech prize

December 13, 2017 |

BUSINESS finance aggregator Funding Options and financial services app Bud have been named among the 10 winners of innovation charity Nesta’s Open Up Challenge.

The Open Up Challenge is a £5m prize fund to inspire the creation of next-generation services, … Read More

Orca accepted into regulatory sandbox scheme

December 5, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER investment platform Orca is one of 18 firms that have been accepted into the third phase of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox scheme.

The scheme lets firms test new products, services and business models in a live … Read More

First Direct partners with Bud on new ‘marketplace banking’ app

October 19, 2017 |

AS FINTECH-BANK collaboration gathers pace, First Direct has announced that it has partnered with Bud on a new ‘marketplace banking’ app.

The HSBC-owned retail bank said on Thursday that the trial product will enable people to link accounts from all … Read More

Assetz Capital becomes latest member of the Bud club

July 27, 2017 |

ASSETZ CAPITAL has become the latest peer-to-peer  lender to sign up to Bud’s aggregator service.

This follows the recent addition of platforms Proplend, ArchOver, Zopa and RateSetter earlier this year.

Assetz Capital has joined Bud’s Market+, an online and … Read More