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Zopa Teams Up With Fintech Startup Pariti to Help Millennials Pay Off Credit Cards

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On Tuesday, UK money management app, Pariti, announced it has teamed up with peer-to-peer lending platform, Zopa, to help millennials pay off their credit cards. Pariti, which was authorized by the FCA this June, is currently seeking to be a “pioneer” a new “marketplace banking” model. Its app… Read More

Zopa Cuts Lending Rates Following Bank of England’s Interest Rate Decrease

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On Thursday, peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced it was making changes to its lending rates. This news comes after the Bank of England made the decision to cut interest rates. At the time of the interest cuts, The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) released the following statement:… Read More

Zopa’s 2015 Annual Report Reveals: £8.9M Loss Despite Revenues Almost Doubling

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On Friday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa released its 2015 annual report and financial statements. The numbers revealed that despite loans disbursals more than doubled, rising from £265 million disbursed in 2014 to £532 million, and revenues for the year increased £11.5 million in 2014 to £20.6 million,… Read More

Zopa Relocates: Moves Into New London Bridge Digs

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Last week, the team at Zopa announced they have officially moved from their Chancery Lane office to the peer-to-peer lending platform’s new location in London Bridge. The company shared in a blog post: “This office move is much more than a location change: it’s a statement that Zopa… Read More

Zopa Announces New Chief Technology Officer

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On Tuesday, peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced it has appointed Ronen Benchetrit as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The website shared this hire is considered a strategic hire for its fintech business. Ronen, which is bringing more than two decades of software and management expertise to Zopa… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Industry Comments on FCA’s Call for Input on Rules

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As announced earlier today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has requested feedback from interested parties regarding the regulatory environment for debt and investment-based crowdfunding. The process is part of an anticipated periodic review of this new form of finance. Original rules were enacted in 2014…. Read More

Jaidev Janardana Reveals Zopa’s Reaction to the UK’s Departure from the European Union

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Following the announcement that the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), CEO of Zopa, Jaidev Janardana, shared the peer-to-peer lending platform’s reaction to the shocking exit. Janardana revealed in a blog post: “With the UK voting to leave the EU, we’d like… Read More

Zopa Teams Up With Sphonic to Detect Real-Time Fraud

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On Monday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Zopa, announced it has teamed up with risk management business, Sphonic, to launch the Workflow Manager (WFM) solution for real-time fraud detection. Zopa reported that WFM’s software acts as a context-broker that leverages data points from over 50 of the… Read More

Zopa Dubbed Moneywise Customer Service Awards’ Most Trusted Loan Provider Seventh Year in a Row

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Peer to peer lending platform Zopa announced on Friday that it was named Moneywise Customer Service Awards’ Most Trust Loan Provider for the seventh year in a row. The awards event is described as the “authoritative stamp of approval by the UK consumer,” recognition is given… Read More

Zopa Picks Up Loans for Phones in Partnership with UNSHACKLED

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  Peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced a new partnership with Unshackled to provide 2-year loans for consumers that seek to finance a mobile phone instead of purchasing the device. This new announcement follows news last week that Zopa was moving into the £12… Read More

Neyber Appoints Former Zopa Employee Paul Martin Head of Credit Risk

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Alternative finance provider, Neyber, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former Zopa credit risk director, Paul Martin, as its new head of credit risk. Martin has reportedly 25 years of experience in the financial service sector and has held credit risks roles in various companies including… Read More

The Innovative Finance ISA is Available Today, Meanwhile Some Large P2P Platforms Wait for FCA Approval

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The UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry has been waiting for this day for quite some time. The Innovative Finance ISA (IF ISA) is now available to savers across the country representing a new investment option promoted as driving superior risk adjusted returns for investors.  With… Read More

Improvements to ISA Lauded by Peer to Peer Industry Participants

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There has been a lot of chatter regarding the numerous announcements by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and his budget presentation to parliament this week.  One of the areas that received a government update is the structure of the ISA.  As many people understand, in… Read More

Brief: Zopa Offers Up More Details About New Lender Products

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Last month, peer to peer lender Zopa announced it launched a trio of new products to replace its existing lending offerings. Zopa Access, Zopa Classic and Zopa Plus are designed to offer more choice and flexibility to lenders.  For current lenders, Zopa will retire the existing… Read More

Will Big P2P Lenders Be Regulated in Time for the Innovative Finance ISA?

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The forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) launches on April 6, 2016.  This new savings vehicle is expected to drive value for both investors and peer to peer lenders alike.  For investors, the benefit is a better risk-adjusted return. All peer to peer lenders deliver far… Read More

Ahead of Innovative Finance ISA, Zopa Launches Three New Lending Options

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Peer to peer lender Zopa has announced it will launch a trio of new products to replace its existing lending offerings. The new products; Zopa Access, Zopa Classic and Zopa Plus, are designed to offer more choice and flexibility to lenders.  For current lenders, Zopa… Read More

Zopa Preps for Innovative Finance ISA

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The godfather of peer to peer lending Zopa, has published some information on the forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA.  The long awaited update to ISAs will finally take place this coming April. At that time, savers will be able to add P2P / marketplace lending assets… Read More

Bloomberg Names Crowdcube One of UK’s Most Innovative Businesses

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On Tuesday, Crowdcube announced it was named of UK’s most innovative businesses by Bloomberg in its inaugural Business Innovators List. The equity crowdfunding platform declared in its blog: “Bloomberg unveiled its inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list, naming Crowdcube as one of the breakthrough businesses disrupting the… Read More

UK Fintech Stars Giles Andrews & Samir Desai Receive Recognition from the Queen’s New Year Honours List

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In a sign that Fintech has entered the realm of the establishment two leading entrepreneurs have been recognized by the Queen of England in the annual Honours List which was published yesterday. Samir Desai, co-founder and CEO of Funding Circle, has been honoured as a… Read More