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Published on March 1, 2017

Proplend Granted Full Authorisation from the FCA

Proplend is pleased to announce that it has been granted full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for peer to peer lending, paving the way for the launch of our Innovative Finance ISA. The P2P lending platform connects investors directly to

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Published on February 28, 2017

“Proplend Has Great Security and High Rates”

Whilst we would be inclined to reverse the top two placings, we respect and appreciate the view of 4thWay writer Matthew Howard, that Proplend is one of the top three UK property P2P lending sites. As Matthew eludes to during his glowing platform recommendation,

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Published on February 7, 2017

The Hits Just Keep On Coming For UK Savers

Just days after provider research showed that ISA savers have missed out on returns of £100bn by investing in cash rather than stocks and shares, NS&I have announced across-the-board cuts to the returns on their premium bonds and Direct ISA. On 1 February,

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Published on February 1, 2017

IFISA – Looking to the future

The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), which allows investors to hold peer to peer investments within a tax free ISA wrapper, was rolled out in April 2016. At the time, no P2P platforms were authorised as ISA Managers, a requirement to offer loan investments within an ISA. During the past six months

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Published on December 20, 2016

2016 – Year in Review

2016 Industry Summary The year started with Lending Club in the US, CEO Renaud Laplanche was fired over internal investor disclosure misdemeanors, the shares fell to over half of IPO value and have remained there ever since Platforms in the US have seen a reduction in loan volumes and a rise in loan default levels

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Published on December 14, 2016

FCA feedback on Peer to Peer Lending – Dec 2016

Last week the the FCA published its initial views from its review of the crowdfunding (investment and loan based) industry in Feedback Statement (FS16/13). While the detail of new rules will not be announced until 2017, it reveals some interesting points of view which are not only important for

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Published on November 29, 2016

Peer to peer: A useful addition to the economic landscape

A recent article by James Wallace, summing up an IPF panel debate titled ‘P2P CRE lending still must prove it is not the next retail investor scandal waiting to happen’ paints an unflattering picture of P2P platforms and the competence of those working there, but

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The FCA are reviewing the Crowdfunding industry – have your voice heard

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently undergoing their regulatory review of Crowdfunding. To better inform this ongoing review, the FCA has commissioned the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of

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Published on November 2, 2016

Proplend wins Best Peer to Peer Platform 2016

Proplend is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Best Peer to Peer Lending Platform 2016 by Wealth and Finance International. Wealth & Finance INTL is dedicated to providing fund managers and institutional and private investors around the world with the latest

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Published on October 25, 2016

Commercial Investment Mortgages

Whether you are an experienced investor with a large portfolio or an investor with a single commercial property, since 2008 it has become increasingly difficult to find a lender who is able or willing to offer mortgages for commercial investment properties. According to a

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