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British Banking Group Metro Bank Reportedly in Talks to Acquire P2P Lending Platform Ratesetter

UK-based banking group and lender Metro Bank is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase p2p lending platform Ratesetter. According to Sky News, the duo has entered into exclusive discussions about the acquisition. Founded in 2010, RateSetter states it offers a “simple and accessible way” to… Read More

RateSetter’s CEO Rhydian Lewis Says COVID-19 Is the P2P Lending Sector’s First “Major” Crisis, Its Focus Is “Entirely” on Customers

UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender RateSetter recently revealed that fewer consumer borrowers are asking for more time to pay back their loans. RateSetter said that its loan performance is now consistent with what it had predicted or expected during April 2020 and it claims… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender RateSetter’s Chief Credit Officer, Michael Hoare, Explains how the Platform’s Provision Fund Aims to Buffer Against Credit Losses

UK-based RateSetter, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, notes that its Provision Fund has been designed to assist investors with managing credit risk and to simplify the investment process. As explained by Jonathan Hodge, the chief operating officer at RateSetter, the Provision Fund aims to… Read More

RateSetter Reduces Interest Rate Paid to Investors, Sends Balance to Provision Fund

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Monday it is making changes to its provision fund as well as reducing interest rates. This course of action was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to RateSetter, investors will receive only 50% of their interest with the other… Read More

UK-based RateSetter, a Peer to Peer Lender, Says it’s Still Lending, but at a “Much-Reduced Level” Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Michael Hoare, chief credit officer at UK-based RateSetter, a leading peer to peer (P2P) lender,  recently explained what impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could have on the lending market and what it might mean for credit risk. Hoare is tasked with overseeing the management of… Read More

RateSetter Completes Two Sales Of Non-Performing Loans With Combined Proceeds of £4.65 Million Added Into the Provision Fund

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday it completed two sales of non-performing loans, with the combined proceeds of £4.65m added into the Provision Fund. According to RateSetter, the debt sale process started in December 2019 and the lender was not needing to reduce its… Read More

RateSetter Up For Sale? P2P Lender Says All Options Under Review

Last week, it was reported that RateSetter, a leading UK peer to peer lender, was considering a merger or sale of the business. A report in SkyNews said the COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated a “funding squeeze” compelling the Fintech to approach potential acquirers. RateSetter has… Read More

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Peer to Peer Lending?

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay is out with a short note on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the P2P industry.  According to 4thWay, a minority of investors are selling their loans due to the affiliated risk of the outbreak. The… Read More

Fintech Industry Responds to UK Budget 2020

Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered a speech outlining the UK Budget for 2020. A portion of the speech outlined the Government’s policy moves to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus – an unexpected exogenous shock to the economy that could… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Celebrates RateSetter Innovative Finance ISA’s Second Birthday

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently celebrated RateSetter Innovative Finance ISA’s second birthday. The online lender launched the ISA in February 2018 and claims it has become the UK’s most popular Innovative Finance ISA. As previously reported, RateSetter described the ISA: “The Innovative Finance ISA (IF… Read More

UK: New Peer to Peer Lending Rules Kick in on December 9th: “A Watershed Moment for P2P”

New peer to peer lending rules come into effect on Monday, December 9th. The new rules were the result of a review by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The UK largely created the entire sector of peer to peer lending. One of the most… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender RateSetter Adds Martyn Scrivens as Board member

Peer to peer lender RateSetter has announced the appointment of Martyn Scrivens as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee.  Scrivens officially joins the Board on 1 November 2019. Scrivens commented on his selection: “RateSetter stands out with its unique model, strong reputation… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Reports “Significant Reduction in Losses,” Profitability Nears

Peer to peer lender RateSetter has reported that for the year March 2019 losses have dropped from £27.5 million in the previous year to £4.2 million. The company claims it has taken a “big step towards profitability. Topline revenue was reported at £33 million with… Read More

RateSetter Announces New Investment Products & Increases Liquidity

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday the launch of its new investment products. The lending platform reported that its goal is to deliver the most consistent returns and the most liquid investment in peer-to-peer investing. RateSetter noted that its delivery of consistent returns is… Read More

RateSetter ISA Milestone: Passes £250 Million in Subscriptions

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Thursday its ISA has now passed the milestone of attracting £250 million in subscriptions. RateSetter reported that in under 18 months since its launch in February 2018, the RateSetter ISA has attracted more than £250 million in subscriptions, which… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender RateSetter Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Peer-to-peer investment platform RateSetter has been recognized with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for excellence in innovation. Established in 1965, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious business award in the UK. The Award recognizes the success of innovative businesses which are… Read More

RateSetter ISA Milestone: Passes £200 Million in Subscriptions

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently announced its ISA has now passed the milestone of attracting £200 million in subscriptions. RateSetter claimed that the ISA is considered to be the most popular Innovative Finance ISA in the market. The online lending platform also revealed that one… Read More

RateSetter Reported ISA Exceeded Expectation in First Year By Attracting £175 Million of Subscriptions

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently announced its ISA has exceeded expectations in its first year, having attracted £175 million of subscriptions, and currently accounts for one-fifth of the platform’s £830 million funds under management. RateSetter unveiled its ISA in February 2018. It allows investments in peer-to-peer loans to… Read More

RateSetter Expands Property Development Finance Team in South West England; Appoints Ian Granger as New Business Development Manager

UK based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Friday it is expanding its Property Development Finance Team in South West England with the appointment of Ian Granger as its new Business Development Manager. Granger will reportedly oversee client management and business development in Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall as… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Tops 75,000 Investors

Last week RateSetter reported over £3 billion in online lending. Today, RateSetter says more than 75,000 people have invested on the P2P Platform. RateSette reports that investors have earned returns of £120 million with an average interest rate of 4.4% per year since RateSetter launched in 2010. Mario… Read More

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