Peer To Peer News

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

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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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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 21, 2016

Time is Money – High Speed Property Investing

Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase ‘Time is money’ and this never can this ring truer within property investing. Property is a long time trusted investment asset class, we all live in flats and houses, we work in offices, we buy from shops, we socialise in pubs, restaurants, cinemas, gyms and hotels and

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Published on November 7, 2016

20 year ex banker’s reflections on the world of property peer to peer lending

One month in, reflections on the world of property peer-to-peer lending. When a former colleague started a well-known peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform over 5 years ago, I remember thinking great idea, but I’m not sure it’ll catch on. That business lent over £650m

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Published on November 2, 2016

Orca Money; Proplend Investment Review

Orca Money, the online Peer to Peer comparison web service, has just completed their Proplend Investment Review and come to the following conclusion. Proplend’s track record in preserving investor’ capital and interest is faultless. Their credit-writing seems robust and has ensured retail

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