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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Blend Network calls for more P2P lending education to boost SIPP investment

August 12, 2019 |

A BETTER understanding of peer-to-peer lending risks and regulations could help boost the use of the product within self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), research claims.

A survey of 1,000 pension investors, by P2P property lender Blend Network, found 25 per cent … Read More

Funding Circle launches European SME fund

July 8, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle has launched its first euro-denominated fund, providing institutional investors with the opportunity to fund German and Dutch small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) loans.

The publicly-listed peer-to-peer business lender is aiming to raise at least €200m (£179m) for the … Read More

MPs call for review on impact of savings tax reliefs

July 26, 2018 |

TAX relief on ISAs and pensions is failing to stimulate savings, MPs have warned.

A Treasury select committee report on household savings found many households are lacking any “rainy day” buffers, but said current products were not helping.

The report, … Read More

Third of adults failing to invest for retirement

September 11, 2017 |

AROUND a third of adults (32 per cent) are failing to invest in order to support their lifestyle in retirement, a new study from Close Brothers Asset Management has found.

This is despite the fact that more than one in … Read More

Platforms develop their own SIPPs

March 15, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms are developing their own self-invested personal pension (SIPP) products, as mainstream SIPP providers tend to eschew the sector.

Crowdstacker and Folk2Folk have both told Peer-to-Peer Finance News that they are working on their own pension offering.

While P2P … Read More

Crowdstacker plans foray into pensions

January 19, 2017 |

CROWDSTACKER is planning to launch a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) wrapper for its peer-to-peer loans this year.

Mark Bristow, co-founder of Crowdstacker, told Peer-to-Peer Finance News that the platform is in talks with a pension trustee about offering a low-cost product.

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Consumers eschew financial advice

January 10, 2017 |

ALMOST half of investors make financial decisions on their own, with only eight per cent opting to use a financial adviser, according to new research.

A survey by pensions provider Aegon into how people make financial decisions found 47 per cent … Read More

Nearly half of Brits face savings shortfall

November 22, 2016 |

ALMOST half (45 per cent) of Brits believe they do not have enough money saved to reach their life goals, while a quarter (26 per cent) have no pension plan in place, a new survey has found.

According to new … Read More