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

Published on March 31, 2016

Share Radio Crowdfunders: Platform Profile Feature

Founder & CEO Brian Bartaby, took part in the Share Radio programme called Crowdfunders, a show that covers the fast-growing world of Alternative Finance.   Proplend was featured during the Platform Profile section, which is available at approximately 11:19.   Host Ed Bowsher also interviews Luke Lang of Crowdcube and Julia Groves of Downing Capital,

Published on February 1, 2016

Wealth & Finance Feature

Proplend is featured in the January 2016 edition of Wealth & Finance. Founder and CEO, Brian Bartaby, discusses Peer-to-Peer Lending, risk adjusted returns and how Proplend is building a platform for success.

Published on December 10, 2015

Alternative Finance Industry Report 2015/16

Proplend is featured in the 2015/16 Alternative Finance Industry Report.   The report was prepared by Intelligent Partners, the UK’s leading provider of education and insights on alternative investments, and features some of the fastest growing Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms.   Learn about the key benefits, strategic importance and risks associated with Alternative Finance investments. Plus receive

Published on May 22, 2015

Proplend Featured in the The Wealth Edition of Business Life – What Next for Crowdfunding

CEO Brian Bartaby was recently quoted in the May/June 2015 Wealth Edition of Business Life Magazine.  The article, written by Dave Waller, discusses the booming Crowdfunding sector and its sustainability as well as “Crowdfunding’s cousin,” Peer to Peer Lending. When reporting on the role of banks and potential collaboration, CEO Brain Bartaby outlines, “We can work hand-in-hand

Published on March 19, 2015

Proplend cited in Parliament as exciting new P2P platform

Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor visited the Proplend offices on Friday February 27th, 2015. On follow up to the visit, Proplend was mentioned by Mr Afriyie, in the March 17th, 2015 Thames Valley Technology Backbench debate in the House of Commons: “Just last month, I visited an exciting new company in my constituency that is