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Consumer Lender Plenti, which Rebranded from RateSetter Australia, Reportedly Planning to Raise AUD 55 Million via IPO

Plenti, a consumer lending platform (previously known as RateSetter Australia), has announced that it will carry out an initial public offering (IPO), in order to secure AUD 55 million in capital. Plenti’s management noted that they’ll offer 33.1 million shares at the rate of $1.66… Read More

UK based P2P Lender RateSetter Wins Award for “Best Loan Provider,” After it Struggled to Maintain Operations and was Acquired by Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer (P2P) lender that was recently acquired by Metro Bank, has confirmed that it won the award for “Best Loan Provider” for loans of £2,500 or more at the Consumer Credit Awards for 2020. The Consumer Credit Awards… Read More

RateSetter’s Australian P2P Lending Platform Rebrands to Plenti Following Acquisition By Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has rebranded its Australian P2P lending platform to Plenti. Head of Marketing at Plenti, Sebastian Paulin, shared more details about the rebranding, by stating: “As Plenti, we want to help our customers make the most of… Read More

Metro Bank Acquires P2P Lender RateSetter, Metro Bank to Use its Deposit Base to Fund New Loans

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has been acquired by Metro Bank. The purchase of RateSetter has long been anticipated as the P2P lender messaged earlier that it was exploring “strategic options” – a euphemism for a sale. In June, there were… Read More

36H Group and the Future of Fintech: We should leverage the innovation in financial services and use it to enable economic recovery

The 36H Group launched in January of 2020 as the unified voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments. 36H replaced the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association, a group that had long been a prominent advocate for the emerging P2P lending sector – a… Read More

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

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