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UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Loans Tops Net Lending to SMEs by Banks in Q2

UK Peer to Peer Lending Hurdles £1 Billion During 2nd Quarter The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published their second quarter 2018 numbers from member platforms.  According to their data, the peer-to-peer lending industry contributed more than £1 billion to the UK… Read More

CrowdProperty Joins UK Peer to Peer Finance Association

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), the self regulatory group for the peer to peer lending industry, has added a new member: CrowdProperty. The P2PFA represents the most prestigious online lenders in the UK as well as the majority of online lending volume…. Read More

UK P2PFA says Over £300 Million Invested in Innovative Finance ISAs at Member Platforms

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has shared that member platforms have seen approximately 28,000 Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) opened representing over £300 million in funds under management by their member firms. IF ISAs have seen “significant take-up” according to the P2PFA. IFISAs… Read More

The UK Financial Conduct Authority Looks to Update Rules for Loan Based Crowdfunding which is “Increasingly Complex,” Opens New Consultation

Investment Crowdfunding Rules Deemed Satisfactory. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finally released its long awaited post-implementation review of crowdfunding regulation. As has been widely rumored for quite some time, the FCA is looking to adjust rules governing loan based crowdfunding, also labeled peer… Read More

UK P2PFA Responds to Criticism Leveled by LendingCrowd Regarding Change in Loan Data Requirements

Last week, LendingCrowd CEO and cofounder Stuart Lunn published a pointed blog post addressing recent changes to the “operating principles” as set forth by the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). LendingCrowd is currently not a member of the P2PFA. Lunn stated in the post;… Read More

P2PFA: UK Peer to Peer Lending Industry Nears £9 Billion in Total Lending

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released Q1 data for its member platforms. According to the industry association, P2P lending is nearing £9 billion in loan originations having provided finance for approximately 50,000 business and 221,000 individuals. Total investors stand at around… Read More

Zopa is Raising £50 Million, Shuffles Board as it Preps for Bank Launch

The grande dame of peer to peer lending in the UK, Zopa, is raising £50 million at a valuation of £400 million, according to several reports.  SkyNews states this most recent funding round will be led by current investors including Wadhawan Global Capital out of… Read More

Changing of the Guard: Paul Smee Appointed New Chair of the P2PFA as Christine Farnish Steps Down

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has announced that Paul Smee has been appointed as new Chair of the organization. Smee replaces longtime Chair Christine Farnish who is stepping down after a five-year term. The P2PFA said the transition comes at a time when… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Tops £3.1 Billion in 2017, Q4 Sees Considerable Growth as Borrowers Shift to Online Lending

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published aggregate fourth quarter data for of 2017 for its member platforms. The P2PFA shows that during 2017 £3,145,098,842 in peer to peer loans were facilitated. Cumulative lending transacted through P2PFA member platforms exceeded £8 billion…. Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender Crowdstacker Joins P2PFA

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) announced on Thursday it has welcomed peer-to-peer lender Crowdstacker. According to the organization, the online lending platform concentrates on a select few established businesses looking to secure over £1 million, appealing to businesses seeking to diversify their existing funding strategies. While… Read More

P2PFA Boosts Standards for P2P Lending in UK as Leading Fintech Sector Continues to Grow

The P2PFA has announced revisions to the UK peer to peer lending industry standards it sets for its member platforms. The P2PFA represents the most prestigious online lenders in the country and has been at the forefront of developing a stringent set of principles that… Read More

Quantuma Joins UK Peer to Peer Finance Association

Quantuma, a corporate recovery and business advisory firm that works with several peer-to-peer lending platforms, has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). Earlier this year, the P2PFA announced the creation of Associate Members to broaden its membership beyond strict lending platforms. At… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Exhibits Steady Growth in Q3 2017

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published their quarterly numbers on sector growth for the third quarter of 2017. Covering the period between July and September 2017,  the P2PFA says the numbers confirm continued steady growth in levels of new lending and… Read More

RateSetter Withdraws From the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association [u]

On Friday, P2P lending platform RateSetter announced it has withdrawn from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). This news comes less than a month after the online lender was hit with a series of significant operational challenges as several large loans have struggled. RateSetter stated; “Following our… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Rises in Q2

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) is out with their 2nd quarter aggregate numbers for their member platforms. Robert Pettigrew, Director of the P2PFA, commented on the release pointing to the quarter over quarter increase in lending; “Comparing the performance of P2PFA platforms… Read More

P2PFA Announces New Associate Membership, Publishes Names of First New Members

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has created a new category of membership to boost its ranks and add perspective to the association that represents the UK’s top online lenders. The P2PFA was established in 2011 as the industry gained traction, acting as the representative and self-regulatory… Read More

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published its first quarter peer to peer lending data from its nine member platforms. The P2PFA reports that cumulative levels of lending neared £8.5 billion with loan originations in excess of £1 billion during the first… Read More

Lending Works Reopens Window for ISA Contributions

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Friday it has reopened the window for ISA contributions. The platform claimed it is the first P2PFA member to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) last week and filled its first ISA tranche of £2.5 million within 24… Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Joins Peer to Peer Finance Association

Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).  The P2PFA is acknowledged as a stamp of quality operations as members are held to a high standard and required to follow certain transparency guidelines.  According to the P2PFA website, 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

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