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  1. 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?...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 16, 2014

    Congress takes a casual look at the peer-to-peer economy

    A nice spot by Emily Badger of Atlantic Cities: “Do you have to give out 1099s?” wondered Congressman Chris Collins, a...

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