Peer-to-peer lending

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Zopa exits peer-to-peer lending to focus on banking
Company tells its 60,000 existing P2P investors it will be handing them back their money

Rupert Jones

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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RateSetter savers claim investments are being sold off 'on the cheap'
Small investors say the ‘big boys are making the money’ as Metro Bank takes over their loans

Rupert Jones

06, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Peer-to-peer lending: ‘I’m 19,050th in the queue to get my savings back’
A surge of requests to withdraw funds amid the Covid pandemic has led to a huge backlog

Rupert Jones

17, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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UK's biggest peer-to-peer lender cuts rates 50% to prepare for loan defaults
RateSetter borrowers seek payment deferrals because of coronavirus crisis

Patrick Collinson

05, May, 2020 @12:56 PM

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Peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure goes into administration
Pawnbroker’s 3,500 investors waiting to hear how much of £80m in loans will be recovered

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

23, Oct, 2019 @3:45 PM

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Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle warns over revenue amid Brexit fears
Platform reins in riskier loans as confidence falls among small businesses

Jasper Jolly

02, Jul, 2019 @10:02 AM

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Too hot to handle? Don’t be burned on P2P or mini-bond loans
The collapse of LC&F shows that investments boasting high returns also come with big risks

Rupert Jones

06, Apr, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle plans £2bn flotation
Company’s three co-founders in line for combined windfall of £70m

Rob Davies

04, Sep, 2018 @6:32 AM

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Peer-to-peer lending promised 6%, but I’ve been left red-faced and in the red
James Patterson hoped his £1,000 investment in Funding Circle would reap returns 10 times more than his bank offered. But 18 months on, he’s losing money

Miles Brignall

03, Jun, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Savers need a balancing act to beat inflation
Savings rates have never been so low, but with a spread of sensible investments your portfolio can still deliver good returns

Shane Hickey

20, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch?
The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s offering them and how they work

Rupert Jones

18, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Offshore company backs crowdfunding firm run by minister's brother
Balshore Investments invested in Crowd2Fund, owned by Matt Hancock’s brother, as well as owning stake in YouGov

Holly Watt

06, Jan, 2017 @1:55 PM

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