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June 26, 2018

While P2P lending has been successfully working for more than a decade, there are some misconceptions holding P2P investing back.
We will go through (some) of these and show how we are playing the part in shortening the bridge to make P2P lending an investable asset class.

April 25, 2018

LENDING at the UK’s largest peer-to-peer finance platforms is fast approaching £9bn.

A great milestone and ahead of the curve in finance as usual.

April 17, 2018

The Dutch government will guarantee up to 75 per cent of certain loans originated by Funding Circle NL.

October 19, 2017

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September 13, 2017

Whilst crowdfunding platforms carry out their own due diligence procedures before allowing companies onto their platform, investors should be encouraged to manage their own risk.

The approach applied should be specific to the goals, sophistication and net worth of the individual investor.

August 22, 2017

The cabinet in The Netherlands announced last week that the next cabinet will have the mission to regulate the crowdfunding industry pushing for more disclosure.

Meanwhile the FCA will be looking to force more disclosure from p2p lending platforms already regulated.

July 31, 2017

As the Tesla 3 just launched, there are more exciting disruptions in the transport industry to take notice of.

July 26, 2017

We are in the midst of psychological shift where the next generation is looking at finance differently.

July 20, 2017

According to a report released by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the burgeoning fintech market, one of the areas that require attention is managing operational risk from third-party service providers.

July 14, 2017

The UK is paving the way in opening up traditional markets for everyone to participate.

Minibonds in general are more established businesses and mostly required to have an approved prospectus in place by the financial regulator in the country of operation.

July 13, 2017

FUNDRAISINGS by Honeycomb and the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) helped push share issues to record levels in the investment trust sector for
the first half of 2017.

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.

July 4, 2017

CROWD2FUND’S secondary market saw 452 per cent growth quarter-on-quarter in the three months to 31 May 2017, which the platform said equates to hundreds of thousands of pounds of investments being traded each week.

June 30, 2017

A PEER-TO-PEER bond backing tidal power has broken the opening day subscription record on Abundance after raising more than £1m within 24 hours.

May 17, 2017

SAVERS are being urged to “wake up and smell the coffee” as inflation hit a 43-month high of 2.7 per cent in April.

Consumer price inflation is at the highest rate since September 2013.

May 8, 2017

Seedrs, one of the UK’s biggest equity crowdfunders, intends to launch a secondary market in the summer of this year. This would be the early-stage equity crowdfunding sector’s first secondary market.

UK PEER-TO-PEER lending platforms are poised to shift towards hybrid models to stay afloat, a financial services think tank claimed on Monday.

May 2, 2017

Alternative finance is leading the way in the high growth market for financial services disruption, according to a new report.

April 27, 2017

RISING inflation may provide alternative finance firms with an opportunity to entice usually-conservative savers, as the vast majority of financial advisors expect Brits will move some of their cash deposits into other asset classes to prevent their cash value being eroded.

FINTECH investment between the UK and mainland Europe surged to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2017, shrugging off political uncertainty across the region.

April 24, 2017

Abundance, one of the biggest “crowd lending” firms in the renewable energy space, is yet to lend a pound in 2017. So what’s happened?