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In China, Baidu + Citic Bank To Launch New Online Bank

China’s Internet search giant Baidu will partner with China Citic Bank, part of state-owned conglomerate Citic Group, to launch an online bank, according to the Financial Times. The FT notes that Citic Bank, suspended its shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong on Monday pending announcement… Read More

P2P Marketplace LendInvest To Launch London-Listed Fund

Peer-to-peer marketplace LendInvest will launch a listed fund, the first such vehicle to focus on property-backed P2P lending, according to the Financial Times. Depending on market conditions, the company plans to launch the fund in early 2016. LendInvest seeks to raise £150m for the float of the fund, listed in London,… Read More

Boost Your Credit Score By Playing Online Games? China Rapid Finance, P2P lender, Rates Creditworthiness Based On Social Media Use

    Boost your credit score by social networking and playing online games? Don’t hit the “Back” button–this isn’t clickbait. Instead, it’s what China Rapid Finance, one of China’s largest peer-to-peer lending sites, believes–they’ve just rated 50 million Chinese consumers for creditworthiness using social networking and… Read More

A P2P ‘Land Grab’ Attracts Over 100 Startups In UK–And The Sector Is ‘Still In The Foothills’ In Terms Of Volume

  In the UK, more than 100 peer-to-peer lenders have applied for full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which took over regulation of P2P last year, notes the Financial Times. Nearly 180 companies have interim permission to operate, according to figures obtained from the FCA… Read More

Ratesetter, UK’s Largest P2P Platform, To Launch With Two Self-Invested Pension Providers (SIPPs)

With April’s at-retirement reforms at hand, RateSetter, the UK’s largest P2P platform, is planning to launch into the retirement space with two self-invested pension providers (SIPPs), according to a recent story in the Financial Times. The news comes on the wave of January’s update that RateSetter was nearing a… Read More

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