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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Zopa on hiring drive to support credit card launch in 2018

February 16, 2018 |

ZOPA is recruiting staff to develop its new credit card, which it plans to launch later this year as a feature of its digital bank.

The peer-to-peer consumer lender, which first announced plans to launch a bank in November 2016, … Read More

Zopa bolsters executive team to prepare for bank launch

January 23, 2018 |

ZOPA has announced three new hires to boost its executive team ahead of the launch of its banking brand.

The peer-to-peer lender has appointed a chief officer for its risk, finance and customer departments.

Steve Hulme (pictured) has been appointed … Read More

Zopa lends £100m in one month

December 4, 2017 |

ZOPA has become the first consumer peer-to-peer lending platform to lend out £100m in one month.

It lent £100m to borrowers in November, a 48 per cent year-on-year increase.

In total, Zopa lent out £900m in 2017 up to the … Read More

Zopa says securitisation pricing shows confidence in P2P

October 25, 2017 |

ZOPA has hailed the confidence shown in the peer-to-peer asset class after its second securitisation was priced at significantly tighter spreads than last year’s transaction.

The P2P lender was involved in Europe’s first ever securitisation of unsecured consumer loans last … Read More

Zopa unveils banking product offering

October 9, 2017 |

ZOPA has unveiled the suite of products it will offer once it launches a bank.

Speaking at the LendIt conference in London, Jaidev Janardana (pictured), chief executive of Zopa, said banks have focused too much on products that help their … Read More

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

Zopa partners with Saffron Building Society to widen borrower network

October 2, 2017 |

ZOPA has partnered with Saffron Building Society to give the latter’s customers access to Zopa loans.

The new tie-up, announced on Monday, means that consumers will be able apply for a peer-to-peer loan at any of Saffron Building Society’s 11 … Read More

Zopa’s Janardana among confirmed speakers at LendIt Europe

September 13, 2017 |

ZOPA chief executive Jaidev Janardana is among the keynote speakers confirmed for this year’s LendIt Europe.

The head of the UK’s largest consumer peer-to-peer lender is part of the top line-up at Europe’s largest fintech and lending event, which takes … Read More

Zopa sees 35pc rise in home improvement loan originations

July 19, 2017 |

ZOPA said it has seen a 35 per cent year-on-year increase in home improvement loan originations in the first half of 2017, equating to over £92m in funding.

The world’s oldest peer-to-peer lender said on Wednesday that it has now … Read More

Zopa completes fundraising ahead of bank transition

June 1, 2017 |

ZOPA has closed a £32m investment round led by Indian financial conglomerate Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) and European venture capital fund Northzone, following which WGC’s chairman will join the peer-to-peer platform’s board, the firm confirmed on Thursday.

Kapil Wadhawan will … Read More