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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Brexit set P2P M&A back six months, says investment bank chief

July 31, 2017 |

BREXIT has set M&A activity in the peer-to-peer lending sector back by six to twelve months, according to the head of an investment bank.

Last year, Jason Purcell, chief executive of First Capital, predicted that there would be an M&A … Read More

Navigating a complex market

July 12, 2017 |

Stephen Findlay, chief executive of peer-to-peer investment manager BondMason, explains why lending is the new investing

Despite being around for many years, direct lending, which also encompasses peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has only recently been recognised as a mainstream asset class. … Read More

UK financial sector prepares to scale up IT investment

July 11, 2017 |

UK FINANCIAL services firms are set to ramp up their technology spending at their fastest rate in two-and-a-half years, despite a decline in overall business optimism.

A quarterly report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and accountancy firm PwC found … Read More

Folk2Folk unveils IFISA as it gears up new branches

July 10, 2017 |

FOLK2FOLK has unveiled its new Innovative Finance ISA, opening the tax-free wrapper to existing clients first.

The peer-to-peer business lending platform will extend the product to new clients starting from 1 August, offering annual returns of either 5.5 per cent … Read More

A guide to P2P property investment

July 7, 2017 |

Property is a popular area of specialisation among peer-to-peer platforms, and gives investors access to higher-yielding opportunities. However, there are a few elements to bear in mind when allocating to the segment, CapitalRise’s founder Alex Michelin says, as he helps investors … Read More

TWINO becomes Europe’s first P2P lender to Kazakhstan

July 6, 2017 |

TWINO has started offering Kazakhstan-based loans to investors, becoming the first European lending platform to offer peer-to-peer investment in the Central European country.

The short-term consumer loans will offer an average yield of 11 per cent per year and benefit … Read More

Lendy steps up safety controls following Grenfell Tower fire

July 5, 2017 |

Lendy has tightened building regulation controls on its investment offering following the Grenfell Tower fire.

The peer-to-peer property platform kicked off a review of its existing loan portfolio and stepped up valuation criteria for future development and bridging investments to … Read More

The investor’s ISA guide

June 22, 2017 |

ISAs have been around for nearly 20 years now but with more choice, greater freedom and bigger allowances has come more confusion, says Proplend’s chief executive Brian Bartaby, as he sets out to dispel some of the uncertainty here…

You … Read More

Zopa launches IFISA with charge-free July offer

June 16, 2017 |

ZOPA officially unveiled its Innovative Finance ISA on Thursday, which is initially available solely to existing investors to head off a lender-borrower imbalance.

The UK’s oldest peer-to-peer platform is soft-launching its new tax-free-wrapper, which marks the debut foray of a ‘big … Read More

UK Bond Network seeking to offer P2P securitised loans to retail investors

June 9, 2017 |

UK BOND Network (UKBN) may become the first platform to offer securitised peer-to-peer loans to UK retail investors through its Innovative Finance ISA.

The P2P bond auction firm, which underwrites bond deals of between £500k and £4m for business borrowers, … Read More