Monthly Archives: November 2017

Savers Suffer Petrol Pump-Style Pricing Policy On Cash Accounts

It may seem a somewhat bizarre analogy, but the cash-based savings market operates like petrol-pump pricing. Think of it as a case of commodity pricing. Motorists often complain that reduction in the price of the underlying commodity – oil, in this case – is frequently not passed on. In October, base rates increased by 0.25 […]

Equity Anxiety And P2P Enthusiasm Mount Ahead Of Budget

The Budget is coming – and domestic taxation is one of the few areas where the Chancellor can escape the ideological straitjacket of Brexit. CityA.M. is the latest to carry reports of increasing nervousness – see yesterday’s story on this topic – over the Chancellor’s plans for the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts […]

UK SMEs Still Need Scale-Up Funding – Plus Loan Latest

Word from the risk-analysis team is that several new loan offers are due on site soon. Meanwhile, the current A-rated, three-year, 8 per cent fixed-rate offer is still available. The borrowing small businesses will be getting funding to grow, while the lenders will get good return on capital (subject to risks – remember to read […]

Technology Companies’ Nerve Scrutinised – Plus Loans Latest

The alternative-finance industry is holding its breath. Well, our equity-raising cousins on the other side of the crowdfunding fence certainly seem to be, ahead of the Budget later this month. As we’ve often stated, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a viable asset class with a high yield and low risk, relative to equity crowdfunding. P2P is […]

How To Encourage The Savings Habit: A Shockingly Simple Solution

Today’s income-hungry investors and savers are drastically short of options if they look to the mainstream market. Some £1.4 trillion is currently wasting away on cash deposit earning an average of less than 0.4 per cent, according to Building Society Association figures. Our friends at P2P Finance News bring us a report, excerpted below, that […]

New Loans, New Look, New Hope For Savers And Savings Market

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. We’re part of a savings revolution, of changing the way the public – specifically individual investors – think about how to save and invest. Our latest A-rated peer-to-peer (P2P) loan offering has a gross yield of eight per cent, and is proving popular with investors. Login […]

New A-Rated Loan Offer Is Launched

We welcome the first of a series of new loan offers on site today. Regular lenders will be familiar with this tranche of credit. Below we offer an excerpt from the borrower’s pitch. The usual disclaimers apply: while we have used our best efforts to ensure that the statements below are true, we cannot warrant […]

FCA Keeps Watchful Eye On Consumer Concerns – Plus Loans Latest

The UK’s top financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is quite rightly keeping a vigilant eye on new and fast-growing areas of finance. Above all, it is looking to safeguard the wellbeing of retail consumers of financial products 9roughly translated as investors and savers). It is also taking the simple and bold step of […]