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

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 Announces New Chief Technology Officer

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

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

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

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 CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible… Read More

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

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

  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

P2P Lender Zopa Moves into Auto Loans

UK peer to peer lender Zopa is moving into auto loan refinancing targeting a £12 billion used car loan market.  The new product is as significant expansion for the UKs largest P2P lender by loan volume as it seeks to diversify its offerings. Zopa is… Read More

Report: Zopa Raising £70 Million at £500 Million Valuation

Zopa, the largest peer to peer lending platform in the UK, is reportedly working with JP Morgan to raise £70 million giving the company a £500 million valuation. Zopa was the first P2P lender in the UK and pioneered the concept that has been embraced… Read More

Co-Founder of Capital One, Nigel Morris, Joins Zopa Board

Zopa, the UK’s largest peer to peer lender, has announced the appointment of Nigel Morris as non-executive Board Member. Morris, currently the Managing Partner at QED Investors, is the co-founder of Capital One. QED has invested in well known Fintech companies, including, Credit Karma, Avant Credit,… Read More

Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

Leading peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced an executive shake-up that has removed Giles Andrews as CEO. Effective immediately, Jaidev Janardana is the new CEO of Zopa. Andrews, a Zopa co-founder, will now be Executive Chairman of the fast growing direct lender. Janardana… Read More

Brief: Zopa Appoints Former Capital One Executive as New COO

Peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced a strategic hire with the appointment of Jaidev Janardana who is now the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Jaidev was previously the Chief Marketing Officer for Capital One UK. During Jaideve’s tenure at Capital One he was… Read More

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