Published on July 31, 2017

Transparency and Provision Funds – Our CEO’s Thoughts

As an active peer to peer lending participant, you’re probably aware of some negative media coverage around the wholesale lending practices of one of the UK’s biggest peer to peer platforms – as well as the potential losses resulting from those loans

Published on July 28, 2017

High Levels of Interest as Proplend Completes First Round Of Equity Funding

Proplend has been in the news this week having recently completed the first round of its ‘Series A’ equity funding. Merchant Bank, Salamanca who have facilitated this and the next round of Series B funding reported a high level of

Published on May 31, 2017

Proplend Launches its IFISA to Existing Platform Lenders

Proplend was in the news on Wednesday (31st May) with Peer2Peer Finance News reporting on the successful launch of the platform’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), initially to existing registered Lenders only. Chief Executive Brian Bartaby, is quoted saying;

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

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.

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

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,

Published on September 19, 2016

Proplend shortlisted for the Best Peer to Peer platform Share Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that Proplend has been Shortlisted for the Best Peer to Peer Platform at the Shares Awards 2016. The Annual Shares Awards are voted for by readers of Shares’ Magazine and members of the public to celebrate the best of the financial services sector. The winners will be announced at a

Published on August 16, 2016

Standardising P2P risk ratings

Pretty much every Peer to Peer lending platform produces a Borrower rating system which identifies the riskiness of  loans to investors. These can vary from alphabetical, numerical, symbolic or a combination but how can investors understand if an A risk on one platform is equivalent as a 5 shield risk on another?   4th Way,

Published on July 18, 2016

FCA Cash Savings Report

Today the FCA published their second report into interest rates on cash savings accounts. Named Sunlight Remedy, the report first published in January 2015 aims to shine a light on the rates not prominently displayed by banks, a key insight into a firms’ strategies towards their longstanding