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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Assetz Capital warns inflation is ‘quiet threat’ to investments

August 23, 2019 |

INVESTORS could see a reduction on their returns after inflation rose above the Bank of England’s two per cent target, peer-to-peer business lender Assetz Capital has warned.

The Bank of England’s preferred indicator of inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), … Read More

Assetz: Savers must earn ISA returns of 1.84pc to beat inflation

March 12, 2019 |

ISA SAVERS will have to earn a minimum annual return of 1.84 per cent in order to ensure that their savings can keep up with the rate of inflation, according to a new study by Assetz Capital.

The peer-to-peer business … Read More

Cash ISA vs IFISA: how do returns compare?

February 14, 2019 |

IT IS close to 20 years since the cash ISA launched, helping investors to benefit from the compounding of returns tax-free.

The investment landscape has changed significantly since April 1999, particularly following the great financial crisis in 2008, which brought … Read More

Good news for savers as inflation hits a two-year low

January 16, 2019 |

SAVERS have been offered some respite after inflation hit its lowest rate for two years.

The consumer price index fell from 2.3 per cent in November to 2.1 per cent in December, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

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Lower inflation could boost P2P investments

October 17, 2018 |

THE SURPRISE fall in the UK’s pace of inflation during September could boost investments through peer-to-peer platforms, according to lenders.

The annual rise in the consumer price index fell to 2.4 per cent from 2.7 per cent during the previous … Read More

How is the rise in inflation affecting investors?

September 10, 2018 |

IN JULY 2018 the UK’s inflation rate rose to 2.5 per cent for the first time since November 2017.

Whilst this was predicted by the consumer prices index, consumers noticed a significant increase in the price of petrol and public … Read More

Fresh blow for savers as inflation rises for first time in eight months

August 15, 2018 |

SAVERS have been hit with a new blow as the rate of inflation increased for the first time since November 2017.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the consumer prices index had increased to 2.5 per cent … Read More

Two thirds of savers suffer from ‘investophobia’

August 2, 2018 |

TWO THIRDS of UK savers are aware that they are losing money in savings accounts once inflation is accounted for, but they are still unwilling to invest.

According to a new survey from financial services group Scottish Friendly, a large … Read More

Households feel pinch as Brexit uncertainty bites

August 2, 2018 |

THE LATEST data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that individuals are feeling the pinch and could be likely to increase borrowing, in the face of higher inflation and Brexit uncertainty.

According to the ONS Wealth and Assets … Read More

Expectations of interest rate rises decline

June 8, 2018 |

EXPECTATIONS of an interest rate hike have declined among the public, research suggests.

The Bank of England’s inflation attitudes survey for May found 51 per cent of respondents anticipate a rate rise over the next 12 months, down from 58 … Read More