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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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IFAs still most influential source of financial advice

August 23, 2017 |

INDEPENDENT financial advisers (IFAs) are the most trusted source of external investment advice, but investors are still more likely to trust their own judgement, new research claims.

A survey by property finance firm Minerva Lending found that almost three quarters … Read More

Bricks Finance gains FCA authorisation

January 20, 2017 |

BRICKS Finance, a development finance peer-to-peer lender, is hoping to boost its partnerships with brokers after receiving full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

While many P2P platforms have used full FCA authorisation as a step to achieving ISA manager status, Bricks’ co-founder … Read More

IFAs want to see P2P lenders survive a downturn

January 4, 2017 |

THE HEAD of the trade body for independent financial advisers (IFAs) has said that its members will be less cautious about recommending peer-to-peer finance investments to their clients if the industry can survive a downturn.

Chris Hannant, director-general of the … Read More

IFAs need to communicate better with clients

December 13, 2016 |

THE GOVERNMENT and City regulator need to give clearer guidance to independent financial advisers (IFAs) on how to communicate better with clients, an IFA trade body has said.

The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has published a guidance … Read More

IFA investment platform mulls P2P

November 10, 2016 |

A NEWLY-LAUNCHED investment platform for independent financial advisers (IFAs) is looking to open up its offering to the peer-to-peer finance space.

GrowthInvest was rebranded last month from equity crowdfunding website Seed EIS Platform to diversify the platform to IFAs, … Read More

Octopus Choice to launch IFA portal

September 19, 2016 |

OCTOPUS Choice is planning to launch a new portal in the Autumn that will help independent financial advisers (IFAs) to manage their clients’ investments on the peer-to-peer platform more easily.

The P2P platform, which was launched in April by fund … Read More