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RateSetter Borrowers Have Paid Back £1 Billion, Investors Have Earned £63 Million

Online lender RateSetter has said it has now collected £1 billion in capital repayments from borrowers since its first loan back in 2010. Overall, RateSetter has originated approximately £1.75 billion in loans while paying out £63 million in interest.  The average interest rate ranged between… Read More

RateSetter Announces Lender Term Updates

RateSetter, a leading UK peer-to-peer lending platform, announced this week it is updating its lender terms. This news comes just a few months after the company announced it was adding more flexibility into the Provision Fund. The RateSetter team announced: “We believe that a more flexible… Read More

P2P-Banking’s Lehmann: Predictions for 2017 (Infographic)

The following table from P2P-Banking.com shows loan originations in P2P lending marketplaces during December 2016, with Funding Circle (114.1M) significantly leading Ratesetter (68.2M euro), Zopa (60.2 M euro) and LendInvest (24.9M euro). Lendix reports an all time record month at 7.7 million euros in loan origination…. Read More

RateSetter Sells £2.1 Million of Non-Performing Debt to 1st Credit

  RateSetter, a leading UK peer to peer lending platform, has completed the sale of £2.1 million of non-performing debt. RateSetter sold the assets t 1st Credit, a debt purchaser.  Exact terms of the transaction were not revealed but RateSetter said it was the first… Read More

Former PayPal UK’s Chief Credit Risk Officer Joins RateSetter

On Monday, RateSetter announced it appointed Michael Hoare as its new Head of Risk Analytics and Retail Credit. Hoare notably joins from PayPal UK, where he was Chief Credit Risk Officer. Prior to PayPal UK, Hoare also worked at Capital One, where he held various positions… Read More

RateSetter Reports: Investors Have Now Pocketed £50M in Interest

RateSetter, one of the UK’s largest marketplace lenders, reported on Thursday that since its launch in 2010 investors have pocketed more than £50 million in interest, earning an average rate of 4.7%.  According to the lender, investors use its website to lend money to individuals,… Read More

Revenue Up 46% at RateSetter. Pre-Tax Loss Stands at £4.9 Million

RateSetter has released its accounts for 2015 – 2016.  According to their financial results, top line revenue increased 46% to £18.5 million from £12.6 million versus prior period. The increase in revenue was paired with a pre-tax loss of £4.9 million compared to a pre-tax… Read More

RateSetter’s New Milestone: Surpasses £100M in Auto Loans

Earlier this week, RateSetter announced it has surpassed 100 million in car financing. and is considered the first peer-to-peer lending platform to lend the amount through motor partnerships. Sharing details about the new milestone, head of RateSetter Motor Finance, Nick Elkan, reportedly stated: “These are exciting… Read More

Real Estate Agents Disrupted: PurpleBricks Expands into Australia

  Purplebricks Group (AIM: PURP), a UK-based hybrid estate agent providing a new way to buy, sell or let property, has launched its business in Australia, 28th August 2016, with an initial regional focus on Melbourne and Brisbane before rolling out nationally. CEO Michael Bruce… Read More

Bank of England Cuts Rates: Alternative Finance Leaders Respond

  The Bank of England (BoE) has cut its benchmark rate by 0.25% – the first time in 7 years. The pound quickly moved lower reacting to the announcement. The move was telegraphed several weeks back in reaction to Brexit fallout. The interest rate cut… 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

RateSetter Hurdles £250 Million in SME Loans

RateSetter is reporting it has surpassed £250 million in lending to UK businesses.  The benchmark event comes after a series of recent business developments for the marketplace lender. According to RateSetter, participation by the British Business Bank, updated lending limits and a growing executive bench… Read More

RateSetter Adds Chief Risk Officer to Management Team

RateSetter has appointed Cyrille Sallé de Chou as its new Chief Risk Officer. Chou will be migrating over from Lloyds Banking Group where has been the Credit Risk Director of Mortgages. In that role, he was said to have overseen one of the largest loan… Read More

Former HSBC Executives Join RateSetter Team

On the eve of the launch of the IF ISA, RateSetter has announced the appointment of two senior executives; Jim Gunner has joined the RateSetter board ad Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee and Nigel Wilkinson is now Head of Commercial Credit. Both… Read More

Big News: SyndicateRoom & RateSetter Partner Up to Provide Debt & Equity Finance to SMEs

Leading equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom and marketplace lender RateSetter have forged an agreement to partner on providing access to capital for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Recognizing the benefits for enabling both debt and equity capital, the two internet finance portals will… Read More

RateSetter Appoints Richard Bastin as New Chief Technology Officer

Marketplace lender RateSetter announced on Thursday it has named Richard Bastin the new chief technology officer as it prepares for further growth in 2016. Bastin reportedly has 25 years of IT experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce and telecoms, from large… Read More

RateSetter Announces “Easy Access”. Removes All Exit Fees Providing Greater Liquidity to Investor Funds

RateSetter has announced it has removed all early exit fees from its monthly investment market. This means that investors will have better access to their money without having to pay additional fees associated with an exit. RateSetter also states this new “easy access” will also… Read More

RateSetter Tops £1 Billion. Claims Record Pace for UK Marketplace Lending

RateSetter, a UK-based marketplace lending platform, has surpassed £1 billion in loans and is staking a claim in setting a record. According to the company, RateSetter accomplished this milestone in 1,933 days. “The company believes it is now the largest online retail money market in… Read More

Marketplace Lender RateSetter Hires 2X Senior Ex Bankers

Marketplace lending platform RateSetter has hired two former bankers in a move to boost their executive bench. Paul Marston has taken the position of Head of SME Lending and Angela Yotov as Head of Legal. Marston was previously employed by Secure Trust Bank, a challenger… Read More

P2P ISA Challenge: “We Recognize that We as an Industry Need to Work to Persuade Advisers to Embrace P2P Lending”

The Innovative Finance ISA is a huge opportunity for the peer to peer lending industry.  Yet the introduction of the new ISA also highlights an ongoing issue for P2P platforms: The profound need to inform and educate potential investors and advisors of their services. Sure… Read More

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