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    1. May 25, 2015

      Retail investors at risk as big business enters P2P lending

      In the past few years, retail investors have turned to peer-to-peer lending as a way to earn better interest rates than...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Peer-to-peer body to ban institutional ‘cherry-picking’

      The trade body for the fast-growing UK peer-to-peer lending industry is preparing to introduce a rule against allowing...

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    1. May 19, 2015

      Metro Bank strikes deal to lend through P2P site

      Metro Bank has struck a deal to become the first British bank to lend through a peer-to-peer platform, fuelling concerns...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      Does China already have the highest level of margins vs free float in market history?

      A Macquarie update, on their previous free floats and nutty Chinese markets work, has landed. With our emphasis: Margin...

    3. May 11, 2015

      China tech mania propels start-up board to record high

      China's technology stock mania scaled new heights on Monday when shares in a Shanghai-listed real estate company rose by the...

    4. May 6, 2015

      Fund managers turn to P2P

      Equity income and multi-asset fund managers are adding peer-to-peer debt to their portfolios after the launches of two...

    5. May 1, 2015

      New alternative loan fund lists on LSE

      A third investment trust investing in alternative loans has launched on the London Stock Exchange. Ranger Direct Lending...

    6. April 23, 2015

      Funding Circle raises $150m in new boost for London tech sector

      Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has raised $150m from some of the world’s leading investment groups, in one of...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Marketplace lenders and the Chinese path to a gift-card economy

      Most of us know it as shadow banking. Others refer to it as non-bank lending. But a whole new nomenclature — “market-based...

    8. April 21, 2015

      Hidden bank fees land UK business with £425m bill

      UK banks are charging businesses that need short-term finance £425m a year in “hidden” extra fees, according to research....

    9. April 9, 2015

      Prosper’s valuation rises to $1.9bn in latest funding round

      Prosper Marketplace, the second-biggest peer-to-peer lender in the US, has closed a new financing round that has boosted its...

    10. April 2, 2015

      Peer-to-Peer parties past talk of credit reckoning

      In about a week the world’s top online lenders will gather in New York for their third annual pep rally. At the conference —...

    11. April 2, 2015

      Temasek eyes £30m stake in Funding Circle

      Temasek, Singapore’s state investment company, is planning to buy a stake in peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle,...

    12. April 1, 2015

      Peer-to-peer forex platforms come of age

      Peer-to-peer foreign exchange platforms are looking to eclipse existing retail currency services in the UK during the next...

    13. March 20, 2015

      Budget 2015: What it means for your wealth

      As he handed out tax cuts to savers, first-time buyers and workers this week, George Osborne told the House of Commons that...

    14. March 19, 2015

      UK banks forced to open up customer data to help challengers

      The government has pledged to force British banks to open up access to customer data in attempt to inject competition into...

    15. March 19, 2015

      Peer-to-peer investors to get savings tax break

      A new tax-free personal savings allowance will apply to income from peer-to-peer lending as well as from cash savings, in...

    16. March 15, 2015

      No need for too much haste in efforts to boost funding for SMEs

      Entrepreneurs and small business owners would be dancing in the streets if they believed that last week’s hullabaloo around...

    17. March 4, 2015

      US banks face profit threat from shadow financing

      US banks could lose more than 7 per cent of their annual profits to the rapidly expanding group of non-bank financial...

    18. March 2, 2015

      Liberum chief Simon Stilwell to leave bank

      Simon Stilwell, chief executive of boutique investment bank Liberum Capital, is leaving the firm he helped establish eight...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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