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    1. October 22, 2014

      Payoff pokes fun at architecture of America’s financial system

      The message on the walls of Payoff’s offices in Costa Mesa, California – a 15-minute drive from Pimco’s Newport Beach...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Mohamed El-Erian backs peer-to-peer lender Payoff

      Mohamed El-Erian, the former Pimco chief executive, is moving into the peer-to-peer finance industry after agreeing to take...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2014

      Update: moles still largely unwhacked in China

      If there’s one sure bet in China it’s that money, uh, finds a way and that shadow banking (or whatever less objectionable...

    2. October 20, 2014

      RBS clutches adolescent P2P lending to its bosom, regardless of risk

      Peer-to-peer lending seems to be all grown up and ready to settle down. Lending Club, the world’s biggest such business, is...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Lending Club picks NYSE for landmark IPO

      Lending Club, the world’s biggest peer-to-peer lender, has chosen the New York Stock Exchange for its hotly-anticipated...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland to enter P2P lending market

      Royal Bank of Scotland is set to enter the peer-to-peer lending market in the latest sign that alternative finance is...

    5. October 17, 2014

      UK government plans Isas for peer-to-peer lenders

      The government is planning a new individual savings account designed for peer-to-peer lending, in the latest attempt to...

    6. October 7, 2014

      UK’s new finance regulations face their first big test in crowdfunding

      When the UK’s financial watchdog introduced new rules governing crowdfunding in April, there were fears that the fledgling...

    7. October 5, 2014

      Wall Street’s siren song lures P2P lenders into treacherous seas

      There’s an old saying in the financial services industry that if something grows like a weed, it probably is one....

    8. September 26, 2014

      OnDeck Capital eyes joining peer-to-peer IPO drive

      OnDeck Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that specialises in small business loans, is set to file for an initial public...

    9. September 25, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lending comes of age as Wall Street muscles in

      Michael Solomon spent the evening of his 47th birthday partying with Jefferies bankers at the securitisation industry’s...

    10. September 23, 2014

      Lenders struggle to engage with customers

      When TSB, a UK bank, suffered a serious systems failure this year, its chief executive took to Twitter to apologise to...

    11. September 23, 2014

      Banks face competition from start-ups

      Technology is a double-edged sword for banks. Most are focused on providing the latest digital banking applications to their...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Is peer-to-peer a new home for UK property finance?

      Looking for a mortgage in a hurry? Tiny deposit? Not much idea where the capital for repayment is going to come from?...

    13. September 19, 2014

      Technology spells the end for banks’ heyday

      Do you own shares in a bank? You might want to look away. The halcyon days of banks and bankers are over. Returns on capital...

    14. September 12, 2014

      UK peer-to-peer lending reaches £2bn

      The UK’s peer-to-peer finance sector continues to expand quickly, with data showing that cumulative lending has doubled...

    15. August 28, 2014

      Lending Club: neither a borrower nor a lender

      What kind of investor do you want to be? Lending Club, a peer-to-peer platform that matches lenders with borrowers, offers a...

    16. August 27, 2014

      Lending Club seeks to raise more than $500m in IPO

      Lending Club moved ahead with plans for a stock market listing on Wednesday, filing paperwork for an initial public offering...

    17. August 26, 2014

      Property p2p platform to launch

      A new peer-to-peer lending platform is launching next week to provide funding for investors seeking to finance property...

    18. August 15, 2014

      Bitcoin is small change in financial innovation

      When it comes to losing money on a grand scale, George Osborne’s Bitcoin withdrawal last week does not meet the standards of...

    19. August 1, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lending: the risks and rewards

      Growth in peer-to-peer lending passed a new milestone this week. Data revealed that platforms such as Zopa, RateSetter and...

    20. July 28, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lending set to hit £1bn mark

      Peer-to-peer lending is on course to hit £1bn this year after the flow of funds doubled in the first six months of 2014....

    21. July 17, 2014

      Former Wachovia chief executive joins Funding Circle board

      Bob Steel, the former chief executive of Wachovia and deputy mayor to Michael Bloomberg in New York, has joined the board of...

    22. July 10, 2014

      Ratesetter first P2P platform to receive risk rating

      Ratesetter, one of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lenders, is the first platform worldwide to receive a risk rating by a...

    23. July 9, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lender wins landmark rating

      A sliced-and-diced package of peer-to-peer loans has secured a credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, the first time a major...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2014

      The cronut-ification of banking

      Tracy Alloway hosted a session on the “death of a financial intermediary” at last week’s Camp Alphaville. The discussion...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 30, 2014

      Guest post: internet finance drives China banking reform

      By Nicholas Borst, Peterson Institute for International Economics There has been a significant amount of buzz regarding the...

    26. June 27, 2014

      Challengers step up as big lenders lose their sheen in UK

      Challenger firms are stepping up their assault on the UK banking market as established lenders from Barclays to Wonga become...

    27. June 27, 2014

      Lending Club IPO seeks $5bn valuation

      Lending Club is preparing to raise more than $500m from a US initial public offering in what would be a landmark moment in...

    28. June 27, 2014

      Gauging the tax risk – from Isas to Icebreaker

      Minimising taxation is part and parcel of successful investing. But when do the risks outweigh the benefits? At what point...

    29. June 23, 2014

      ‘Debt shy’ entrepreneurs put UK growth at risk

      The growth potential of the UK economy is being put at risk by a generation of “debt shy” entrepreneurs who are unwilling to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: Requests to bring drones to the afterparty will be considered on an individual basis. (Details...

    31. June 17, 2014

      Santander in peer-to-peer pact as alternative finance makes gains

      Santander is to become the first high-street bank to refer its customers to an online peer-to-peer lender, in a sign that...

    32. June 16, 2014

      Into the shadows: Taking another path

      When Jean-Pierre Mustier thinks about shadow banking, he remembers the “dark” days before the 2008 financial crisis. Back...

    33. June 13, 2014

      First p2p scheme through a Sipp

      Personal pension owners can now invest in peer-to-peer lending through a partnership struck between p2p platform ThinCats, a...

    34. June 6, 2014

      Treasury set to launch peer-to-peer Isa consultation next month

      The Treasury is poised to launch a consultation next month on how investors might gain access to the peer-to-peer lending...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      Re-intermediation on track

      Results of placing and intermediaries offer: P2P Global Investment PLC (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that following...

    36. May 23, 2014

      Peer-to-peer trust to launch

      A new investment trust specialising in peer-to-peer lending and other forms of finance is to be launched this month,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      Jumping on the peer-to-peer gravy train

      Hey, how would you like to invest in US credit card debt, via the UK’s tax free regime of individual saving’s accounts? You...

    38. May 15, 2014

      Marshall Wace seeks to launch P2P fund

      Marshall Wace is close to launching a £200m peer to peer lending investment trust listed in London as it seeks to exploit...

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