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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 19, 2019

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Chris Gorst

How fintech can make credit more affordable

August 12, 2019 |

Chris Gorst, head of Better Markets at Nesta Challenges, explains how the UK’s world-class fintech sector can help the financially vulnerable

High cost credit has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent years. When the high street banks withdrew … Read More

Fintechs invited to enter £2m affordable credit challenge

July 31, 2019 |

THE TREASURY and innovation foundation Nesta Challenges are offering £2m in prize money to encourage fintechs and community lenders to work together on affordable credit solutions.

Many people are turning to high-cost credit, such as payday or guarantor loans, when … Read More

Open Banking challenge offers £1.5m reward for money-saving innovators

July 24, 2019 |

A NEW competition from Open Banking Limited and Nesta Challenges is offering a £1.5m prize fund to fintech innovators who can help people make more of their money.

The competition, titled Open Up Challenge 2020, was created in response to … Read More

The future of data

January 22, 2019 |

One year on from the launch of Open Banking, Danielle Levy investigates the impact of the data-sharing initiative on the peer-to-peer lending industry…

OPEN BANKING  launched to great fanfare in January 2018, promising to boost innovation in financial services and … Read More

Funding Circle among winners of Open Banking competition

December 6, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has been named as one of the winners of the Open Up Challenge, a prize fund for fintechs that have used Open Banking to tackle problems faced by small businesses.

The competition is run by global innovation foundation … 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

Nesta launches new £2.5m Open Banking competition

March 1, 2018 |

INNOVATION charity Nesta is seeking fintech firms for the the next phase of its Open Up Challenge.

The £2.5m prize aims to find ideas that will promote competition and services for UK small businesses, making it easier for them to … 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