Tagged: stuart law

Assetz Capital Continues to Maintain Defaqto 5-Star Status For Loan-Based Crowdfunding Category

Peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital recently announced it is maintaining its 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ “Loan Based Crowdfunding” category. The online is now one of only two platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto.  Assetz Capital reports that… Read More

Final Spring Budget: Alternative Finance Provides Feedback on Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Announcements [u]

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the final Spring budget today. Many policy questions persist as the UK separates itself from the European Union: Will the UK be able to maintain its leading economic status in Europe? Will the UK hold onto its dominance… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Predicts Boost for P2P Sector in Upcoming Budget

Stuart Law, CEO and co-founder of P2P lender Assetz Capital, expects a boost for the peer to peer lending sector in the upcoming budget. Specifically, Law believes a small business tax rise and IFISA rule change could boost the online lending sector. “In just a few… Read More

Assetz Capital Embraces Local Presence to Boost Online Lending

As traditional banks reduce their physical presence across the country some online lenders are increasing their brick and mortar operations.  Assetz Capital is investing in their regional team and, in fact, grew their numbers by 110% during 2016. Stuart Law CEO and co-founder of the P2P… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

Housing Whitepaper: Government Actions May Boost Online Lenders

The Housing Market is broken in the UK. The demand / supply imbalance has driven up prices of residential property not just in London but across the UK.  While good for sellers, buyers have struggled.  The UK government has recognized the economic challenge and has… Read More

Stuart Law of Assetz Capital Predicts Big Demand for New Investment in Housing

The UK government is expected to publish soon a White Paper on the UK housing challenge. Housing starts are at an all time high but hurdles remain as demand continues to outstrip supply. Expectations are for “radical plans” to be outlined to help the government… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Shares His 2017 P2P Lending Predictions

Nearly one month after ringing in the new year, Stuart Law, CEO and co-founder of peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital, provided his alternative finance predictions for 2017.  Law’s upcoming year’s predictions come just after Assetz Capital announced it originated £200 million in loans since launching in 2013. As previously reported,… Read More

Assetz Capital Hurdles £200 Million in Lending to SMEs

Record Year for Assetz Capital as £108 Million lent to Small Business in 2016. Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lending platforms, has announced having originated £200 million in loans since launching in 2013. The alternative finance platform targets small and medium-sized UK businesses and also helps property… Read More

Assetz Capital Lends £105 Million to UK Businesses During 2016

Assetz Capital is reporting that it has lent approximately £105 million in 2016.   The peer to peer lender is not claiming the title of the UK’s 3rd largest P2P lender for SMEs. Founded in 2013, Assetz Capital says it is now the UK’s fastest… Read More

Assetz Capital’s Record-Breaking Month: Lends £26 million in November 2016

Assetz Capital announced on Friday that November 2016 was officially the peer to peer lender’s most successful month ever. The website confirmed it lent £26 million to users, £100 million for 2016.  Commenting on the online lender’s November success, Stuart Law, CEO of Assetz Capital, stated:… Read More

Assetz Capital Appoints Rob Pailin As New Chief Commercial Officer

UK peer to peer lender Assetz Capital announced on Tuesday it has appointed Rob Pailin as its Chief Commercial Officer and member of the board of directors. Pailin reportedly joins Assetz Capital from RBS Corporate, where he was managing director of the bank’s corporate business in… Read More

CEO of Assetz Capital Stuart Law: NS&I Savings Bond is Ridiculous

The NS&I Investment bond as described in the Autumn Statement was created to provide savers with a higher rate of return. The indicative rate is 2.2% but the rate may be adjusted according to market conditions when it is launched in the spring of 2017. The… Read More

Assetz Capital Reports £15 Million in Interest Paid to Investors

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has reported that investors have now earned £15 million in gross interest since platform launch in 2013.  The P2P lender has focused on provide access to capital for UK SMEs while give investors a viable investment alternative. Assetz Capital… Read More

Assetz Capital Receives 5-Star Rating From Defaqto

Assetz Capital announced on Monday it received a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ first “Loan Based Crowdfunding” analysis. The UK-based lender is considered one of only four peer-to-peer finance platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto. According to Assetz… Read More

Assetz Capital Reports: Peer-to-Peer Lending Expected to Thrive As Bank of England Slashes Interest Rates

Assetz Capital one of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lenders, announced it is predicting that both savers and borrowers will continue to turn to alternative finance companies in increasing numbers as Bank of England slashes interest rates from 0.5% to 0.25%. The website reported, peer-to-peer lending platforms remain largely untouched… Read More

Assetz Capital Says Brexit is Big Opportunity for Investors

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is “optimistic” following the decision by UK citizens to depart the EU.  The leave vote has, in their opinion, created an opportunity; “Brexit will create a big opportunity for Assetz Capital’s investors as bank interest rates on business loan… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Deeper into Real Estate with Five New Property Investment Products

Assetz Capital has formed a strategic relationship with FundBay, a deal matching platform.  As part of the relationship, Assetz Capital has created some new commercial mortgage products. According to Assetz Capital, the company has been collaborating with the Fundbay team in the development these new loan products for… Read More

Assetz Capital Adds 30 Day Access Account to List of Investment Options

Assetz Capital has launched a “30-day access account” or 30DAA to their list of options for investors. According to the online lender, the 30-day account follows on the heels of success of their Quick Access Account (QAA).  Assetz Capital has pushed forward with providing more… Read More

Assetz Capital Updates on Innovative Finance ISA Plans

The Innovative Finance ISA (IF ISA) becomes actionable for all UK savers next month and the peer to peer industry is moving rapidly to embrace the new investment vehicle. Assetz Capital, has announced its plans for the IF ISA. According to Assetz Capital management, both… Read More