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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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Welcome returns

February 1, 2018 |

Brian Bartaby, founder and chief executive of peer-to-peer property lending platform Proplend, explains how eroding savings in cash ISA accounts are boosting the case for Innovative Finance ISAs

THE FIRST Bank of England interest rate increase in more than a … Read More

Proplend joins NACFB

November 29, 2017 |

PROPLEND has joined the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) as a patron.

The peer-to-peer property platform said on Wednesday that it received positive feedback from the trade body’s broker community, prior to its membership being approved.

“Brokers play … Read More

P2P sector urges chancellor to set bold housing agenda in Autumn Budget

November 13, 2017 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER lending sector has called on the chancellor to introduce a more ambitious housing programme in this month’s Budget.

There have been several rumours about the content of Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget, set for 22 November 2017, including … Read More

Using your assets

November 1, 2017 |

Brian Bartaby, founder and chief executive of peer-to-peer property lender Proplend, explains why investors are flocking towards the platform’s Innovative Finance ISA

Brian Bartaby had been raising finance for property investors and developers for more than a decade before he … 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

IFISA uptake surpasses expectations

August 2, 2017 |

DEMAND for Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) has exceeded platforms’ expectations, with investments continuing to stream in long after the end of the ISA season.

Peer-to-peer lenders that received IFISA manager approval from HMRC before the end of the last tax … Read More

Proplend opens IFISA to new investors

August 1, 2017 |

PROPLEND has opened up its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) to new users.

The property peer-to-peer platform launched its IFISA for existing investors in May and is now ready to accept new lenders, offering tax-free returns of between five and 12 … Read More

Assetz Capital becomes latest member of the Bud club

July 27, 2017 |

ASSETZ CAPITAL has become the latest peer-to-peer  lender to sign up to Bud’s aggregator service.

This follows the recent addition of platforms Proplend, ArchOver, Zopa and RateSetter earlier this year.

Assetz Capital has joined Bud’s Market+, an online and … Read More

Proplend embarks on equity fundraising to scale up the business

July 25, 2017 |

PROPLEND has completed an initial equity funding round and is now embarking on a second fund raise targeting institutional investors, to accelerate its growth over the next five years.

London-based merchant bank Salamanca Group, which is facilitating both fundraising rounds, … Read More

Taxing times: P2P’s perspective on HMRC guidance

July 11, 2017 |

TAX IS a fragmented issue in the peer-to-peer space. It is investors’ own responsibility to declare earnings with HMRC – which could appear as a fairly common scenario within the financial sector.

However, the vast diversity of P2P business models, … Read More