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Metro Bank Partners with Zopa to Lend Funds: UK Finance Disruptors Join Forces

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Peer-to-peer lending pioneer Zopa today announced a partnership with leading challenger bank, Metro Bank, to lend funds through Zopa’s online marketplace.This innovative deal is the first of its kind in the UK and a clear signal that some parts of the UK banking sector are embracing… Read More

UBER & Zopa Hook Up to Help Drivers Purchase Cars

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Zopa, the first peer to peer lender in the UK, has partnered up with another innovative firm UBER. The now (almost) ubiquitous ridesharing / cab replacement company is entering into a new service.  UBER and Zopa have created a new marketplace that will assist UBER drivers… Read More

Lending Works: CEO Nick Harding Discusses P2P, the Shield, Pensioners, ISAs & UK Regulations

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“Banks are at a huge disadvantage with their high salary bills and antiquated technology systems, peer to peer offers an innovative, simple and better result which costs customers less. That said, I also predict huge opportunities for banks and peer-to-peer lenders to continue to work together… Read More

Zopa Tops £800 Million in Lending. Has Returned £50 Million in Interest to Investors

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The very first peer to peer lending platform to grace the UK has announced a new milestone. Zopa has announced topping £800 in loans (over $1.16 billion for the yanks) and has returned £50 million in interest to investors.  Over a third of the interest… Read More

RateSetter CEO Rhydian Lewis Celebrates Nearly £122M in Q1 Loans & Reflects on “Watershed” Regulation

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Regulation has provided the injection the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) industry needed to take off, according to RateSetter CEO, Rhydian Lewis. As the P2P platform celebrates almost £122 million in loans during Q1 and a year as “number one,” RateSetter cites regulation as a crucial turning point for… Read More

RateSetter Secures £20 Million Investment from Ken Costa, Woodford Investment Management & Artemis

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The investment in the peer-to-peer lender RateSetter, from veteran investment banker, Ken Costa, Woodford Investment Management and Artemis, places confidence in the nascent UK P2P and crowdfunding industry. Costa also led a £25m investment in the online-only challenger bank, Atom Bank, late last year. The £20… Read More

Peer to Peer Lenders Encouraged by Osborne Speech & Tax Break Policy

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Earlier this week George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, took his story up to Parliament to share his view of the UK economy and his strategic vision going forward.  The speech was broadly well-received, and as politicians typically do, there was something for everyone including a… Read More

Also Sprach Zopa: A Decade of Reflection, Current Research Findings & a Slick Video

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2005: A Zopa Odyssey In these weeks, Zopa has celebrated a decade as a innovative and disruptive alternative financial leader.  Led by CEO Giles Andrews,  Zopa has lent over £750 million and predicts it will top £1 billion within the next couple of months.  To recap, in… Read More

Zopa CEO Giles Andrews Clarifies P2P Lending’s Dramatic Growth, P2PFA’s Importance & Alternative Finance’s Relevance

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary in finance,  Zopa, world’s first peer to peer lender has made significant achievements since its founding  “in a barn in Buckinghamshire.”   Zopa, led by CEO and Co-Founder Giles Andrews, launched a disruptive financial industry that enables consumers and businesses to bypass banks. Since… Read More

Zopa: 10 Years of Peer to Peer Lending (Infographic)

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Zopa has just celebrated its birthday of providing loans to consumers for 10 years.  Since the site launched way back in 2005, the peer to peer lending industry has changed and grown dramatically.  This growth continues today with the incorporation of new technology, better customer… Read More

Happy Birthday Zopa. Peer to Peer Lender Celebrates 10 Years of Direct Lending

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Zopa, worlds first peer to peer lender, is celebrating its birthday today.  Ten years ago the innovative company was founded “in a barn in Buckinghamshire”.  While the direct lending industry now has many companies participating around the world much credit should be given to Zopa as… Read More

Innovate Finance to Host Fintech Global Summit in London: March 9th, Guild Hall

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Innovate Finance, the independent membership organisation that represents the voice of Britain’s global fintech sector, is hosting its first global summit on Tuesday, March 9th, 2015 at the Guildhall in London.  The major event will explore the impact of fintech on the financial services sector… Read More

Brief: Zopa System Stops “Sophisticated” Fraud Attempt

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UK peer to peer lender Zopa recently incorporated an automated system to detect fraudulent attempts at accessing their lending system. As a growing number of consumers shift from traditional banks to borrowing online it is inevitable the fraudsters and crooks will attempt to stumble in…. Read More

Zopa: More Brits Using their Platform to Consolidate Debt

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According to peer to peer lender Zopa, the number of Britons consolidating credit card debts using long-term loans through Zopa has increased by 57 per cent year on year, while the value of these consolidation loans has increased by 62 per cent in January compared… Read More

UK Peer to Peer Lending Index Launched by AltFi

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AltFi Data has launched the first Index to track the returns available from the UK peer to peer and marketplace lending industry. The Liberum AltFi Returns Index (LARI) is described as accurately tracking peer to peer lending returns using complete loan-by-loan cash flows provided by the major platforms. Currently, the Index… Read More

Zopa Receives 2X Recognition at MoneyFacts Awards

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Peer to peer lender Zopa received a nice shout out at the 2015 Moneyfacts Awards. Zopa received awards for both “Personal Loan Provider of the Year” and “Best Customer Service”. The latter award is particularly nice as the P2P space continues to grow and service… Read More

Brief: Zopa Signs up C4L to Boost Network & Security

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Peer to peer lender Zopa has contracted with the C4L network for fast and secure circuit connectivity between Zopa’s Data Centres and headquarters. Zipper’s CEO Matt McGuire, was quoted on the arrangement: “We are very pleased with the service we have received from C4L and the solution they… Read More

Simon Deane-Johns Talks Crowdfunding Regulations (Video)

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Zopa co-founder and Keystone attorney Simon Deane-Johns recently participated in several panels at the successful ECN Crowdfunding Convention held in Paris in December.  Zopa was the first peer to peer lending platform so Deane-Johns has been engaged in new forms of finance since the early days and… Read More

Abundance Co-Founder & UKCFA Director Bruce Davis Spotlights Democratic Finance, ISAs & Crowdfunding in the UK

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The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey deadline has been extended until 6 January 2015. In late November  The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest… Read More