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Future Digital Bank & P2P Lender Zopa Raises £60 Million, Plans for Expansion [u]

Zopa, the UK’s largest consumer peer to peer lending platform, has closed on a £60 million funding round – its largest capital raise to date. This most recent funding round was partially announced back in August when Zopa reported it had raised £44 million. The new capital… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana Welcomes FCA Regulatory Review of P2P Lending

This past Friday, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) finally released their review of the crowdfunding industry regulations. While the investment crowdfunding sector (equity crowdfunding) came away mostly unscathed the loan based sector (or peer to peer lending) took a bit of a lashing. The… Read More

Zopa Announces £1.5 Million Profit; Revenues Raise By 40% to £46.5 Million

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced on Monday its 2017 profit after tax of £1.5 million for its online lending business. According to the Fintech, 2017 was a year of strong and sustainable growth, with the year’s revenue being £46.5 million – an increase of 40%… Read More

Seen and Heard at LendIt Europe: The Future of Finance

LendIt Europe took place in London earlier this week with around 1000+ attendees participating including a good showing of regular suspects and an emerging group of early stage, aspiring Fintech firms. For both presenters and attendees the backdrop of the Brexit decision and the uncertainties… Read More

Zopa Gets Bricks & Mortar Presence in Partnership with Saffron Building Society

Zopa, the largest peer to peer consumer lending platform in the UK, has revealed a new partnership with Saffron Building Society that will deliver a physical presence for the online lender. The new partnership was announced today with Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardan commenting; “The partnership… Read More

Zopa Reports Diminishing Loss as Revenues Rise for 2016

Zopa, the first peer to peer lender to set up shop in the UK, has filed its annual accounts for 2016, and according to their numbers business is looking better. Top line revenue improved by 61% jumping to £33.2 million for 2016. The operating loss… Read More

Zopa’s Home Improvement Index Reveals: Kitchen Is the Heart of the Home & A New One Can Deliver Homeowners Over 50% Return on Investment

On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa released its latest Home Improvement Index that indicated a quart of British homeowners looking to improve their homes this summer are choosing to renovate their kitchens and are seeing a 51% return on investment as a result. According to research, 25% of… Read More

Becoming a Bank: Zopa Raises £32 Million to Build “Next Generation” Bank

Peer to peer lender Zopa has raised £32 million in a “series of transactions” to finance the creation of a next generation bank.  The funding was led by Wadhawan Global Capital Pvt Ltd (WGC), an Indian financial services group, and Northzone, a European VC fund. As… Read More

Zopa Finally Receives Full FCA Authorisation for Peer to Peer Lending

The first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK back in 2005 has finally received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Zopa, a trailblazer in the global online lending sector, announced that it has been granted full authorisation for peer-to-peer lending… Read More

Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana: Here’s Why We’re Building a Bank

Just a few months after announcing Zopa is creating the next generation challenger bank at AltFi Europe, CEO of the peer-to-peer lending platform, Jaidev Janaradana, revealed more details about the bank’s creation at the AltFi Europe Summit last month. While sharing details about the bank progress,… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Journey is Only Just Getting Started: P2P Lender Zopa Tops £2 Billion in Lending

  Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, has topped £2 billion in lending.  According to information provided by the online lending platform, as of today, Zopa has matched over 246,000 borrowers to 75,000 investors to provide access to capital in the… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana on Partnerships, Banking Services & P2P Lending Trends

Online lending experienced a challenging year in 2016. Regardless of your base of operations, unexpected events created a bumpy ride for many platforms in this sector of finance. Crowdfund Insider last spoke to Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana in mid-2016, just prior to the UK’s decision… Read More

Zopa Will Launch Challenger Bank to Compliment P2P Lending

Zopa, the grande dame of peer to peer lending, has revealed its intent to launch a “next generation” challenger bank. Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana stated they have created a scalable, profitable business yet they had only begun; “Launching a bank, to sit alongside our existing peer-to-peer… Read More

Marketplace Lending: The Challenge of Keeping It Simple And Transparent

LendIt Europe gathered over 900 attendees from 50 countries on the banks of the Thames river to network and hear about the latest trends in online direct lending. The tone of the conference was clearly set by the UK keynote speakers. The UK being 4… Read More

Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana at LendIt Europe: “We Were Profitable in September & We’ll Be Profitable Moving Forward” (Video)

Earlier this week, CEO of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa Jaidev Janardana took to the stage of the marketplace lending conference, LendIt Europe, to share details about the industry’s growth and development over the past year. During his keynote speech, “2016: Growing Up,” Janardana noted despite… Read More

Update: Zopa’s Janardana & P2P GI’s Champ Comment on Europe’s First Securitization of Unsecured Consumer Loans Originated Online

Last week, P2P Global Investments and Zopa teamed up to work on Europe’s first securitization of unsecured consumer loans originated online. dedicated to investing in loans originated via marketplace platforms, and was arranged by Deutsche Bank. “This is an exciting milestone in Zopa’s journey. The securitisation process has… Read More

Getting a Leg Up: P2P Global Investments & Zopa Work on Europe’s First Securitization of Unsecured Consumer Loans Originated Online

P2P Global Investments and Zopa have teamed up to work on Europe’s first securitization of unsecured consumer loans originated online, reported Bloomberg. The £138M ($179 million) transaction is backed by 27,137 loans to individuals, according to Moody’s Investors Service, with a weighted average seasoning of 10 months and a maximum loan… Read More

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

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

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