Peer To Peer News

Published on March 22, 2017

Proplend Granted ISA Manager Status For IFISA

Proplend is pleased to announce that HMRC has approved its application for ISA Manager Status – an important next step towards launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The P2P lending platform connects investors directly to creditworthy borrowers

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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 21, 2017

Income Generative and First in Line to be Repaid

In the persisting long term, low interest rate environment, both individual and institutional investors are searching for stable and predictable forms of income. Commercial property can fulfil these requirements through two linked but very different asset classes – equity

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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 January 24, 2017

One of the lowest-risk lending platforms in the P2P market

Proplend was in the news on Saturday 21 January 2017 as The Times published a feature on the health of the UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market. 4thWay Managing Director, Neil Faulkner was quoted in the article, responding to record 2016 figures coming from The

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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 December 2, 2016

Proplend wins Most Outstanding Peer to Peer Lending Platform 2016 award

Proplend is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Most Outstanding Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform 2016 by Acquisition International magazine. The awards were conducted based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative research

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