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Report: P2P Lender Zopa Nears Launch of Digital Bank Offshoot in the United Kingdom

Zopa, a peer-to-peer (P2P) money lending platform that allows borrowers and lenders to deal directly with each other (cutting out the banks who serve as intermediaries), is nearing the launch of its new digital bank offshoot in the United Kingdom. The company will conduct a… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

In Advance of Full Banking License, Fintech Zopa Looks to Raise $235 Million

Zopa, the first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK and the only platform to have actually experienced a recession, received a provisional bank license in late 2018 as it looks to transition from an online lender and investment platform to a digital… Read More

Zopa Warns Consumers that 2/3 of Loan Applications Don’t Receive Advertised Interest Rate

Peer to peer lender and digital bank Zopa is out with note highlighting the fact that consumers too frequently do not receive the interest rate they expect when applying for a loan. In fact, Zopa states that an astounding two-thirds of loan applicants are offered… Read More

British Bank Awards: Starling Wins Best Bank, Zopa Recognized as Best Personal Loan Provider

The British Bank Awards, an event that aspires to be the “Oscars of the banking world,” has revealed their 2019 winners. Now in its fifth year of operation, the British Bank Awards are run by Smart Money People a review and insight platform for financial… Read More

Zopa’s Latest Report Reveals 1 in 3 Brits in the Dark on Cash ISA Rate

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Wednesday its new research revealed that millions of people across the UK do not know the rate of interest on their Cash ISA, which means billions of pounds are potentially languishing in accounts earning little or no interest… Read More

Zopa Appoints Former Virgin Management CEO Gordon McCallum As New Chairman

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Thursday it has appointed former Virgin Management CEO, Gordon McCallum as new Chairman as it prepares to take on Britain’s largest banks. This news comes just a couple of months after Zopa announced it has received authorization from both the Financial… Read More

Zopa Receives Banking License, Says it Will Redefine Banking with New Fintech Service

Zopa to Offer “Feel Good Money” Digital Bank Peer to peer lender Zopa has received authorization from both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to operate its much anticipated digital challenger bank. Initially, Zopa will operate with a bank license… Read More

Future Digital Bank & P2P Lender Zopa Raises £60 Million, Plans for Expansion [u]

Zopa, the UK’s largest consumer peer to peer lending platform, has closed on a £60 million funding round – its largest capital raise to date. This most recent funding round was partially announced back in August when Zopa reported it had raised £44 million. The new capital… Read More

HMRC: Investors have Placed £290 Million in Innovative Finance ISAs

A note from Zopa shares the fact that UK investors placed over £290 million into the relatively new Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA. The amount put in IFISAs by investors reached £290 million during the 2017/18 tax year, which is pegged at 8 times more than… Read More

P2P Lender Zopa Funds CommuterClub Loans

Peer to peer lender Zopa is now helping commuters pay for their travelcard in the UK. In a brief note last week, the UK’s largest consumer online lender announced that it has partnered with CommuterClub to provide loans for annual season tickets. The value for… Read More

Digital Bank: Zopa Raises £44 Million to Help Fuel Expansion, “Launching Our Bank is a Key Next Step”

Zopa has raised additional money in a new funding round. The peer to peer lending announced a raise of £44 million to help pay for its expansion and push into new services. Zopa will use the latest round of investment towards the capital needs for the… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana Welcomes FCA Regulatory Review of P2P Lending

This past Friday, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) finally released their review of the crowdfunding industry regulations. While the investment crowdfunding sector (equity crowdfunding) came away mostly unscathed the loan based sector (or peer to peer lending) took a bit of a lashing. The… Read More

Zopa Announces £1.5 Million Profit; Revenues Raise By 40% to £46.5 Million

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced on Monday its 2017 profit after tax of £1.5 million for its online lending business. According to the Fintech, 2017 was a year of strong and sustainable growth, with the year’s revenue being £46.5 million – an increase of 40%… Read More

Report: Goldman Sachs to Enter Online Lending Industry in UK & Germany as Marcus Expands

Marcus, a fast emerging digital only challenger bank, is poised to enter the UK market and then cross the channel to set up operations in Germany. This is according to multiple reports as the erstwhile online lender leverages its successful US tech in other markets…. 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

Public & Private Markets Meet on Seedrs as Investors Gain Access to Augmentum Fintech LSE IPO

Online capital formation and more traditional funding methods continue to converge as Seedrs, a leading UK investment crowdfunding platform, has provided access to the Augmentum Fintech initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. The £100 million IPO saw more than £500,000 of investment… Read More

Fintech TruFin Picks up £70 Million via AIM Listing

TruFin PLC has raised £70 million, before expense, via an AIM listing priced at 190 pence per share. The Fintech focused company has invested in several interesting platforms including a 155 stake in leading consumer peer to peer lender Zopa. TruFin expects admission to trading… Read More

Open for Business: UK’s Largest Consumer P2P Lender Zopa is Once Again Accepting New Investors

Zopa, the largest peer to peer lender servicing consumers, is once again accepting new investors. The UK online lender put a halt to new customers in 2017 as an imbalance occurred as demand outstripped supply. This economic miss-match was said to be due to dramatic… Read More

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