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Published on July 5, 2017

UK Peer To Peer Lending Reaches Significant Milestone

The UK peer to peer industry reached a significant milestone during the first half of 2017 as historical P2P lending topped £10 billion. This according to independent data, research and analysis provider Orca Money who report that over £2bn of this has come in 2017

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Published on April 26, 2017

P2P Property Lending Platforms Are Increasingly Mainstream For SMEs

Proplend was mentioned in a recent Peer2Peer Finance News feature (24 April), as one of the P2P property platforms making a significant contribution to the alternative finance sector. The article focuses on the crucial role

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Published on April 25, 2017

It’s Time for Advisers to Embrace P2P Lending

Advisers will need to decide if they want to maintain client confidence by being proactive with their P2P investment recommendations. Or whether they are happy to merely react to an increasing number of clients conducting their own interest rate research.

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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

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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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