Tag Archives: direct lending

Property-Backed AltFi Loans In Review

Regular readers of this News section will be aware of Money&Co.’s increasing focus on niche markets, such as music-rights lending, and property-backed loans. Our friends at AltFi report on the current shape of the overall UK alternative-finance lending sector here: LendInvest was responsible for the lion’s share of peer-to-peer property lending in 2019, accounting for a […]

Europe Set To Overtake UK In AltFi Lending – Plus Loan Latest

Today we bring you a snapshot of the volatile alternative-finance lending sector. Our friends at AltFi run a piece on its recently published market report. One of the outcomes seems to be that Europe is catching up and will soon overtake the UK market: European originations among peer-to-peer and marketplace lending platforms soared by 80 per cent […]

Leading Direct Lender Pivots To Focus On Fixed-Term Savings

Times are changing. Regular readers of this News section will know our consistent interest in the relationship between mainstream finance and the FinTech sub-sector of alternative finance. Early mainstream acquisitions of altfi assets were often disastrous, and both sectors are finding a way of getting closer to one another. The latest comes from a founding […]

When Is A Pivot Not A Pivot? When It’s A Smack In The Face!

There are pivots, and then there are abrupt smacks in the face. A pivot is a swift change of business model; such changes, frequently executed without shareholder consultation, can cause disquiet amongst investors. The pivot highlighted today has stirred up business counterparties – in this case, the borrowers on direct lending platform (or rather, former […]