Peer To Peer News

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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