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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Linked Finance passes €100m in loans and plans hiring spree

June 14, 2019 |

IRISH peer-to-peer platform Linked Finance has passed its €100m lending (£89m) milestone, and announced plans to double its headcount by 2020.

The Dublin-based lender has now provided more than 2,100 loans to local businesses in every county of Ireland. It … Read More

A guide to European P2P platforms for UK investors

November 13, 2018 |

THE UK may boast one of the largest peer-to-peer lending markets in the world, but European P2P lenders are starting to catch up.

Over the past year, the European P2P market has reached a number of significant milestones. In June, … Read More

Ireland’s Linked Finance on track for record growth this year

November 5, 2018 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance has facilitated loans of over €28m (£24.5m) in the first nine months of this year.

That represents a 63 per cent increase from the same period last year and has put the lender on … Read More

Property underpins Ireland’s P2P sector

August 13, 2018 |

IRELAND’S peer-to-peer sector is flourishing largely thanks to the country’s demand for property development.

Property lenders such as Initiative Ireland and GLI Finance are well-established in the Republic, which also boasts business lenders like Flender, Linked Finance and GRID Finance.

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P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

August 8, 2018 |

NORTHERN Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of fintech – and peer-to-peer experts are leading the charge.

P2P research firm Orca, P2P-facing broker Clearpath Finance, crowdfunding platform CoFunder … Read More

Ireland’s Linked Finance secures £44m funding from BNI Europa

June 21, 2018 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has secured €50m (£44m) in funding from Banco BNI Europa, the Portugal-based challenger bank.

BNI Europa will deploy the funds over two years to lend to Irish small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The agreement aims … Read More

Ireland’s Linked Finance raises £1.8m to fund expansion plans

October 12, 2017 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has raised €2m (£1.79m) in an equity fundraising to support its expansion plans.

The funding round was led by the company’s original backers, venture capital firm Frontline Ventures. In addition, 28 individual investors who are … Read More

Ryanair’s Cawley named chairman of Linked Finance

September 25, 2017 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has appointed Michael Cawley as chairman.

Cawley, the former deputy chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, will replace Kingsley Aikins, who will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

Cawley told the Irish edition … Read More

Irish P2P lender Linked Finance partners with pension providers

September 7, 2017 |

IRISH peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has entered the pensions market.

The business lending platform, which offers investors rates of six to 17.5 per cent a year, has partnered with five pension trustee services to allow lenders to hold P2P loans … Read More

Belfast poised to become post-Brexit fintech hub

August 2, 2017 |

BELFAST could become the UK’s next fintech hub thanks to the Brexit effect, insiders have predicted.

Low overheads, a steady stream of tech graduates and access to the European Union have been cited as some of the reasons behind Northern … Read More