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

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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Proplend wins Best Peer to Peer Platform 2016

Proplend is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Best Peer to Peer Lending Platform 2016 by Wealth and Finance International. Wealth & Finance INTL is dedicated to providing fund managers and institutional and private investors around the world with the latest

Published on October 25, 2016

Commercial Investment Mortgages

Whether you are an experienced investor with a large portfolio or an investor with a single commercial property, since 2008 it has become increasingly difficult to find a lender who is able or willing to offer mortgages for commercial investment properties. According to a

Published on October 24, 2016

Auction demand for sub £5m commercial property from private investors

Over the past couple of weeks we have now seen 3 commercial property auctions all receive huge private investor demand. A very good article in this weeks Property Week summarized below. A couple of weeks ago Allsops achieved the UK’s largest one day sale since 2006. £117m raised across 201 lots, with an

Published on October 20, 2016

Opportunities for Real Estate debt Investors

This is a summary of a very well written article by Jon Rickert, Investment Director of GAM, a CHF113 billion asset manager, which gives an excellent account of ‘Opportunities for Real Estate debt Investors’. It’s a well-documented fact that the UK property market, residential and commercial, is cyclical in nature and understanding where we are

Published on October 14, 2016

Maturity Transformation in P2P lending

Industry conferences tend to be very similar year on year, similar presentations, same people, same stories but this week’s Lendit conference produced a real surprise. Lord Adair Turner, former chairman of the UK’s financial regulator, who less than 8 months ago derided the peer to peer lending industry with his comment   peer-to-peer lenders could

Published on October 5, 2016

Proplend announces Non Exec Chairman

Proplend are pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Cottrell as Non Exec Chairman. Rupert is an experienced director having held a number of executive and non-executive roles. He has held senior positions with Cazenove, now JP Morgan Cazenove, and Hill Samuel, now part of the TSB Group.

Published on October 4, 2016

Andrew Pinfield joins Proplend as Head of Risk and Operations

Proplend are pleased to announce the appointment of commercial real estate veteran Andrew Pinfield, who has joined in the role of Head of Risk and Operations Andrew has over 20 years City banking experience, starting as a graduate trainee at NatWest, before moving into Real Estate Finance with RBS and Citi.