Tagged: peer to peer

P2P Lending & Investing Summit

P2P-Lendind and Investing Conference

P2P Lending & Investing Summit Taking place October 6-7 at the Sheraton New York Times Squares, a community event, bringing together the operators of online lending platforms, hedge funds, institutional investors and wealth managers looking to invest in P2P and nontraditional originated loans; and bankers. Get an opportunity to understand, and perhaps capitalize on, this growing… Read More

Ratesetter CEO: British Business Bank to Start Using Ratesetter Platform

The British Business Bank

Peer to peer (P2P) lender Ratesetter received another round of good news as CEO Rhydian Lewis announced publicly the British Business Bank will start lending through the Ratesetter platform on July 21st.  The government owned entity was created to make financial markets work more effectively for small business. We are pleased to let our customers… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle Reviewing More Loans on a Case by Case Basis

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Funding Circle UK recently shared they had adjusted their policy on the types of loans and security required to allow the offer.  The peer to peer lender removed the £150,000 threshold for loans without asset security thus allowing their credit team greater flexibility in assessing and approving loans. The company also stated they will start to review… Read More

Tim Simon, CEO of Madiston LendLoanInvest, Talks Future of Peer to Peer Lending

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Peer to Peer lending is experiencing dramatic growth in the UK  (and around the world).  While traditional loans have, in some categories, lagged the economic expansion, P2P is booming.  In fact UK businesses have benefited from over a half a billion in funds and consumer P2P lending may have reached over £1 billion at the end… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender RateSetter First to Receive Risk Rating

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RateSetter risk-rated similar to cash by FE, a provider of investment analysis and research. The growing global peer to peer (P2P) lending industry took another step in the direction of popular acceptance as RateSetter, the UK’s biggest P2P lender by monthly volume, has now become the first platform to be risk-rated by the ratings and… Read More

Facts About Peer-to-Peer Lending (Infographic)

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The team at LendingRobot have sent over a cool infographic about Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending.  LendingRobot is a cloud-based financial service and registered investment advisor providing tools for individual investors to automate peer investing on Lending Club and Prosper. As we all know by now P2P crowdfunding has created a more efficient market by leveraging technology… Read More

Prosper CEO Aaron Vermut Shares June Snapshot

Prosper $1 Billion

Peer to peer lender Prosper continues to experience dramatic growth in the booming industry of peer to peer lending as they “transform the world of finance and banking”.  During the month of June, Prosper jumped to $145 million loans – up from $124 million in May – a significant increase.  June numbers were an increase… Read More

Dealstruck, BodeTree Form Partnership, Includes Fivesky Optimization

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Peer to peer crowdfunding provider Dealstruck has partnered with BodeTree to help provide real-time data analysis to help small business owners better understand their finances.  BodeTree integrates with companies’ accounting tools to create an online financial analytics dashboard, aiding businesses in achieving true financial health. BodeTree’s partnership with Dealstruck will provide BodeTree customers, including network… Read More

Lending Club: One Billion Dollar Quarter (Infographic)

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Peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Lending Club is having a pretty good year.  The company has just released data sharing the news they facilitated over $1 billion in lending this past quarter.  Add that to the past couple of years and the innovative platform has now zoomed past the $5 billion mark in consumer… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Tarya Sets Up Shop in Israel

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Israeli peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Tarya has announced the launch of their new site.  The P2P lender is placing an emphasis on “stringent underwriting algorithms” to provide a platform for people to invest in fellow community members who require consumer credit. Tarya sees Israel as the “start-up nation” but too dependent on an antiquated financial system… Read More

LendInvest Now Originating Deals for Montello Capital Funds

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LendInvest, a Peer to Peer lending platform targeting the mortgage industry, has shared they are now originating deals for the Montello Capital range of funds.  Montello is owned and operated by Christian Faes and Ian Thomas – both co-founders of LendInvest their P2P venture.  LendInvest will now start working more closely with Montello as the firm… Read More

FCA: “Most savers don’t shop around, allowing providers on average to pay lower interest rates”

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an interim report on domestic cash savings market. This is part of a broader study that commenced in October 2013 under their “competition objective focused on the cash savings market”.  The FCA wants to assure that competition is working for consumers (as opposed to protecting entrenched interests…).  It… Read More

Funding Circle CEO Samir Desai Talks P2P Lending (Video)

Samir Desai

Peer to Peer lending platform Funding Circle recently signed a partnership with Santander to help small businesses secure loans.   They see this new strategic relationship as a methodology to help bring P2P into the mainstream.  Samir states that about 1/3 of the businesses that finance through their platform would not be able to access… Read More

Funding Circle: £300 Million in Under 4 Years

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UK based Funding Circle shared last week that their platform has topped £300 million in loans in just under 4 years.  Over £100 million has been lent via the site during the first 6 months of 2014 alone indicating significant momentum for the company.  These numbers were driven by the over 5000 businesses that used Funding… Read More

Prosper: Options for Fixing Your Debt (Infographic)

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The graphic elves at peer to peer lender Prosper have put together an interesting infographic on fixing your debt problems. Unfortunately it is true.  Too many people in the United States (and some other countries) spend more than they can afford.  The spending binge is inevitably followed by the payment hangover which is far less… Read More

Dealstruck Hurdles Milestone, Recognizes 100th Small Business Loan

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Crowdlending platform Dealstruck, has now provided more than 100 loans and credit lines to growing, profitable small businesses. The young company shared this accomplishment in a recent company statement. Ethan Senturia, Dealstruck co-founder and CEO commented on this achievement stating; “We’re proud to reach several milestones not even one year after the launch of our… Read More

Crowdnetic Shares Details about “Crowdfinance” Event

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Crowdnetic has announced Wall Street’s second annual Crowdfinance conference to be held in NYC on October 16th at Thomson Reuters’ Conference Center. Crowdfinance is redefining the global equity and debt markets fostered by a surge in financial innovation, shifting trends in communication, advancements in technology and a new regulatory landscape. Asset classes, such as peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending along… Read More

Funding Circle: Closing the Loop on the Small Business Funding Gap

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In the wake of Dodd-Frank and the financial crisis, peer-to-business lending or “P2B” is stepping up to fill the funding gap for small and startup businesses. What is P2B  you may ask and how does it differ from P2P lending? Well, pretty simply, P2B is what it sounds like, people (now interpreted broadly to include… Read More

Millennium Trust Company’s Recent White Papers Reveals Alternative Asset Managers Opportunities

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Millennium Trust Company, a provider of alternative custody solutions to institutions, advisors and individuals, recently launched three new white papers aimed at financial advisors and asset managers to help them identify and understand new opportunities in the alternative asset space. The first white paper, “New Opportunities In The Alternative Asset Marketplace” discusses what alternative assets… Read More

Assetz Capital Advocates Investments in Peer-to-Peer via ISAs

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As investors scramble to take advantage of the new £15,000 NISA allowance, Assetz Capital is urging investors not to be blinkered by the promise of tax-free interest and consider whether they may make greater returns from alternative investments. With even the top instant-access cash ISA paying just 1.5% p/a (1), Assetz Capital believes that investors with greater risk appetite… Read More