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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2019

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GLI chief slams report of P2P divestment as “outrageous”

August 5, 2019 |

GLI FINANCE chief executive Andy Whelan has refuted a recent report that claimed the firm is looking to divest its peer-to-peer lending platform portfolio. 

An article in The Sunday Times, citing anonymous industry sources, said that the Aim-listed alternative finance … Read More

UK Bond Network transfers live book to another provider after closure

February 7, 2019 |

UK BOND Network (UKBN) has confirmed that live investments on its now-closed peer-to-peer bond auction platform will be managed by another regulated provider.

It emerged on Monday that UK Bond Network was no longer active, which it attributed to a … Read More

UK Bond Network shuts down P2P platform

February 4, 2019 |

UK BOND Network (UKBN) has mysteriously shut down its platform.

A notice has appeared on the website of the peer-to-peer bond auction platform stating that as of 4 February it is no longer active.

UKBN launched in 2013 and gained full … Read More

How do IFISAs stack up against stocks and shares ISAs?

August 9, 2018 |

IN THE two years since the launch of the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) an abundance of options have been made available to investors.

The majority the UK’s peer-to-peer platforms have already launched their own IFISA options and so far more … Read More

A guide to liquid IFISAs

June 26, 2018 |

IN THE world of finance, liquidity always comes at a cost. Instant access savings accounts pay less than fixed-term accounts, and most investment platforms deter withdrawals by charging hefty transaction fees. The world of peer-to-peer lending is not much different. … Read More

GLI Finance hopes fundraisings will reverse slow growth of fintech portfolio

April 13, 2018 |

GLI FINANCE has said that the growth rates of some of the fintech and peer-to-peer platforms it has backed have been slower than expected but hopes that equity fundraising rounds will boost the portfolio.

The alternative finance firm highlighted the valuations … Read More

Ultimate guide to Innovative Finance ISAs: Part three

February 22, 2018 |

INVESTORS wishing to invest tax-efficiently in peer-to-peer business loans have a wide variety of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) to choose from.

On Wednesday, we looked at four IFISAs that enable people to lend to the UK’s small- and medium-sized enterprises … Read More

Cyber-security firm Defenx to raise up to £2m via UK Bond Network

August 9, 2017 |

CYBER security software firm Defenx is issuing up to £2m of convertible bonds via peer-to-peer bond auction platform UK Bond Network.

The Aim-listed company separately raised £1.425m in equity through a share placing and subscription on Monday. Defenx said that … 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

UK Bond Network unveils IFISA with 1pc cashback sweetener

March 28, 2017 |

UK BOND Network joined the innovative finance ISA providers’ league on Tuesday, launching a tax-free wrapper that will offer interest rates of between seven per cent and 12 per cent per year on a minimum £5,000 investment.

The peer-to-peer bond … Read More