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Zopa Finally Receives Full FCA Authorisation for Peer to Peer Lending

The first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK back in 2005 has finally received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Zopa, a trailblazer in the global online lending sector, announced that it has been granted full authorisation for peer-to-peer lending… Read More

Zopa, Funding Circle UK, Lemonade Among Winners of the 2017 LendIt Awards

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, held its first annual awards on Tuesday in New York City. As previously reported, The organization stated out of hundreds of applicants worldwide; the selected finalists were placed in 18 categories, which notably celebrate fintech market leaders, emerging… Read More

Surfing Fintech: Have We Reached the Third Wave?

As an industry, fintech has grown to the point that we can now start analysing its development. Many commentators have divided Fintech’s lifespan into ‘waves’. The first wave is centred around disruption, the second around collaboration, and the third wave – although more disputed –… Read More

Report: Funding Circle Has Topped £2 Billion in Lending

SME lender Funding Circle has reportedly topped £2 billion in lending. The SME marketplace lender is closing in on UK’s largest online lender Zopa that announced in January it had surpassed the £2 billion mark. Of course Funding Circle is an international operation with lending… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Journey is Only Just Getting Started: P2P Lender Zopa Tops £2 Billion in Lending

  Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, has topped £2 billion in lending.  According to information provided by the online lending platform, as of today, Zopa has matched over 246,000 borrowers to 75,000 investors to provide access to capital in the… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana on Partnerships, Banking Services & P2P Lending Trends

Online lending experienced a challenging year in 2016. Regardless of your base of operations, unexpected events created a bumpy ride for many platforms in this sector of finance. Crowdfund Insider last spoke to Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana in mid-2016, just prior to the UK’s decision… 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

Zopa Responds to FCA’s Interim Crowdfunding Review

Following the FCA publishing an interim report on crowdfunding regulations, the team at peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa revealed their thoughts about the report and its findings. As previously reported, the report took into consideration feedback from the leading UK crowdfunding platforms (including peer to peer lenders),… Read More

Zopa Announces Rebranding & Unveils New Website Look

On Tuesday, UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa announced it was rebranding. The company stated that the “new identity” will give it a springboard for its ambitious plans to bring its products to even more UK consumers, and create personalized services for all users. Sharing details about… Read More

Report on Zopa: Too Much Investor Demand Curtails Retail Access to P2P Loans

This may be a case of too much of a good thing. The FT is reporting that Zopa has put a halt to retail investors lending money on their peer to peer lending platform. Allegedly, yield hungry investors are “flooding” the market hunting for better… Read More

Zopa Will Launch Challenger Bank to Compliment P2P Lending

Zopa, the grande dame of peer to peer lending, has revealed its intent to launch a “next generation” challenger bank. Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana stated they have created a scalable, profitable business yet they had only begun; “Launching a bank, to sit alongside our existing peer-to-peer… Read More

Brief: Zopa Announces Zopathon16 Challenge

Earlier this week, peer-to-peer lender Zopa announced it will be hosting Zopathon16, which is described as a 24-hour opportunity to developers, product people, and designers to present their fintech ideas.  The lender revealed: “After last year’s success we decided to replicate it this year with a new… Read More

Brief: Zopa’s Giles Andrews Named One of Digital Banking Club’s Power 50

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa recently announced its co-founder Giles Andrew was named one of Digital Banking Club’s Power 50. The list notably features the most innovative and influential people in European digital financial services. Zopa revealed that the list was selected by members of the Digital Banking… Read More

Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana at LendIt Europe: “We Were Profitable in September & We’ll Be Profitable Moving Forward” (Video)

Earlier this week, CEO of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa Jaidev Janardana took to the stage of the marketplace lending conference, LendIt Europe, to share details about the industry’s growth and development over the past year. During his keynote speech, “2016: Growing Up,” Janardana noted despite… Read More