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    1. February 26, 2015

      P2P lender Bondora targets Europe

      Peer-to-peer lender Bondora is preparing to launch a pan-European lending platform after securing $5m of financing from one...

    2. February 23, 2015

      P2P lender OnDeck’s shares climb on sales jump

      OnDeck has become the first member of the fast-growing peer-to-peer lending industry to report earnings as a public company,...

    3. February 23, 2015

      P2P firms consider lending limits

      Peer-to-peer lending providers may have to impose temporary limits on new investment when the sector becomes eligible for...

    4. February 23, 2015

      European market for online alternative finance surges

      The European market for online alternative finance grew by 144 per cent last year to almost €3bn and could hit €7bn this...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      What will P2P lending look like 5 years from now?

      One of the silver linings of the financial crisis has been the growth in alternative ways for people to raise money: the...

    6. February 13, 2015

      AngelList equity crowdfunding platform to launch in UK

      AngelList, the US-based equity crowdfunding platform, will launching in the UK on Friday, in the latest sign of interest in...

    7. February 10, 2015

      InvestUp launches crowdfunding supermarket

      A new crowdfunding supermarket has launched which allows people to invest across the sector in one place and provides high...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Pandit-backed P2P lending platform strikes deal with Mainspring

      A peer-to-peer lending platform backed by former Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit is set to announce an agreement to...

    9. February 6, 2015

      Q&A — equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and mini-bonds

      The City watchdog said this week that it had intervened in the marketing of equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and...

    10. February 4, 2015

      Hargreaves to enter P2P lending market

      Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s leading fund supermarket, is to set up its own peer-to-peer lending platform as it seeks a...

    11. February 3, 2015

      FCA rebukes equity crowdfunding companies

      The City regulator is cracking down on equity crowdfunding after finding that most companies in the fast-growing sector were...

    12. February 3, 2015

      Lending Club forms partnership with Alibaba

      Alibaba and Lending Club have formed a partnership that will see the world’s biggest peer-to-peer lender provide small...

    13. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    14. February 2, 2015

      China P2P lending: stealthy revolution

      China’s authorities tend to have little enthusiasm for revolution. They are quietly encouraging one, all the same. If the...

    15. February 1, 2015

      LendInvest set to debut on London Stock Exchange

      LendInvest is set to become the first peer-to-peer platform in the UK to list on the stock exchange in a sign the...

    16. January 29, 2015

      P2P consumer loans given landmark rating

      A bundle of peer-to-peer consumer loans has been given a credit rating by Moody’s, the first time a major rating agency has...

    17. January 28, 2015

      Arianna Huffington joins peer-to-peer company Payoff

      Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group, has become the latest high-profile name to...

    18. January 28, 2015

      Democratising Finance: Big banks eye peer-to-peer lending push

      Democratising finance Two of the world’s leading investment banks are looking at a move into the fast expanding peer-to-peer...

    19. January 28, 2015

      Democratising finance: China’s P2P industry attracts scammers

      When Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hengjin Dai launched last June, it used a three-day promotion to lure investors....

    20. January 28, 2015

      Democratising finance: P2P lenders rebrand and evolve

      Democratising Finance: P2P lending The future of the US peer-to-peer lending industry was decided in a luxurious San...

    21. January 28, 2015

      Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the masses

      Democratising finance There are two popular perceptions of Nigeria. To many, it is the beating heart of Africa’s growth...

    22. January 26, 2015

      FCA to target peer-to-peer marketing

      UK financial regulators are set to clamp down on the marketing of peer-to-peer lending platforms amid concerns that some are...

    23. January 23, 2015

      P2P trust expands share issue

      An investment trust that buys peer-to-peer loans has increased its forthcoming C share issue because of strong demand for...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      A touch of peer-to-peer mania?

      Seven months have ticked by since hedge fund Marshall Wace spun out P2P Global, an investment trust focused on lending...

    25. January 22, 2015

      RBS strikes peer-to-peer alliance

      Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal with two peer-to-peer lending platforms to provide small businesses with wider...

    26. January 15, 2015

      Google in peer-to-peer lending venture

      Lending Club, the world’s biggest peer-to-peer lender, has launched a landmark tie-up with Google to provide small business...

    27. January 9, 2015

      The name is bond — retail bond

      The search for income has been one of the dominant investment themes of the past few years. Rock-bottom official interest...

    28. January 7, 2015

      Insurance: friends with benefits

      Insurance is a grudge purchase. Everyone resents having to buy it. Unless something goes wrong, the purchase price is lost....

    29. January 2, 2015

      Zopa to launch product for retirement savers

      The UK’s largest peer-to-peer lending service, Zopa, is developing a new investment product tailored to people beyond...

    30. January 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender unites with US ally to target unpaid invoices

      The UK peer-to-peer lending market is set for a shake-up with the arrival of US investors targeting companies’ unpaid bills...

    31. December 14, 2014

      PayPal expands lending programme to merchants

      PayPal is pushing to expand into the alternative lending market popularised by faster growing start-ups such as Lending...

    32. December 14, 2014

      Banks are taking a risk by treating peer-to-peer lenders lightly

      People often talk about peer-to-peer lending in the same breath as disruptive new web technologies such as Uber, the...

    33. December 11, 2014

      Lending Club banks 56% surge on debut

      LendingClub slideshow Lending Club, the San Francisco start-up that set out to bypass traditional banking, captured the...

    34. December 10, 2014

      Lending Club valued at $5.4bn in IPO

      Lending Club, the world’s biggest peer-to-peer lender, has priced its initial public offering at $15 a share to give the...

    35. Lex Live

      December 10, 2014

      Lending Club joins public equity market

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:16 on 11 Dec 2014.Lending Club may be the most intriguing...

    36. December 9, 2014

      Lending Club IPO rides easy money wave

      After months of anticipation, the investor roadshow for Lending Club’s initial public offering began on the first day of...

    37. December 5, 2014

      Wall Street regains its old way with words

      One of the consequences of the financial crisis was that people on Wall Street lost their way with words. Old silver-tongued...

    38. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: P2P lenders welcome tax relief boost

      The UK chancellor has revealed a package of measures to support alternative financing as part of a wider plan to inject...

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