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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Christine Farnish

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

P2PFA reports growth in new lending as LendInvest departs

July 28, 2017 |

CUMULATIVE lending among the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) members in the second quarter of 2017 fell slightly to £8.39bn, due to LendInvest’s departure from the trade body.

However, new lending among the members has still grown significantly year on year, … Read More

Taking the lead

July 6, 2017 |

Ex-regulator Christine Farnish isn’t scared of a little competition – in fact, she relishes it. The chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association talks about risk, red tape and why this is such an exciting time for the peer-to-peer finance industry

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P2PFA widens membership with eight new associates

July 4, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER Finance Association (P2PFA) has added eight members through the launch of its associate membership scheme.

The new members are not P2P lenders themselves, but they provide a range of support services to the sector. They include law firms … Read More

Folk2Folk joins the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

February 16, 2017 |

FOLK2FOLK has become the latest platform to join the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).

It takes the number of members in the trade body to nine.

The lender, which funds secured business loans online and through high street branches, joins Zopa, … Read More

Here’s what the P2P sector thought of the FCA feedback

December 9, 2016 |

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s interim feedback on its review into crowdfunding indicated tougher regulation ahead. Here’s some of the P2P industry’s initial thoughts.


James Meekings, Funding Circle’s co-founder and UK managing director

“We welcome the FCA’s review … Read More

UK P2P lending hits £6.5bn

October 19, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending through the UK’s largest platforms has almost reached £6.5bn, new research has found.

Data from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), which represents the Big Eight lenders, found that investors lent more than £700m through the platforms in the … Read More

P2P industry can weather a downturn, says new report

October 9, 2016 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms are resilient enough to withstand a financial downturn, according to a major economic study into the sector.

The new report, which was released on Sunday evening, was commissioned by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) and carried … Read More