Tag Archives: Funding Circle

Market Looking For P2P Improvements

AltFi reports good news on a FinTech outfit which has been – and continues to be, despite this item – surrounded by less than flattering rumours. Below is an excerpt from AltFi’s report (published yesterday) and a share price chart – of purely indicative nature, Googled today – showing a positive market reaction to the […]

Market Moves In Quoted FinTech Sector – Plus Loan Latest

Regular readers will be aware that we monitor the progress – or otherwise – of major players in our own direct-lending sub-sector of FinTech. We offer the following extended excerpt of a news report from our friends at AltFi without further comment. Samir Desai, CEO and founder of listed lender Funding Circle, has purchased over 163,000 shares in the […]

Platform Lending’s Unhappy Romance With Early Mainstream Investors

Here’s some of the fallout from the IPO of platform lender, Funding Circle, as reported by our friends at AltFi. US asset management giant T. Rowe Price has built at 7 per cent stake in Funding Circle following an all-time low for the marketplace lender’s share price.  Rowe Price, which is also a very significant […]

Crowded Out? P2P Player Favours Institutions – Plus Loan Latest

We see that a major player in the peer-to-peer industry appears to be moving further away rom individual investors in favour of institutions. We excerpt a news report below. Our comment on this is twofold. First, we remain committed to keeping the crowd in crowdfunding (see earlier articles). Second, all this is fine, if Funding […]

Latest Moves In Quoted P2P Market – Plus IFISA Primer

Our friends at AltFi report on moves at Funding Circle, after a “third significant fall” in the share price  of the UK’s biggest peer-to-peer (p2P) lender since its recent IPO. We have nothing to add to our comments on the IPO made before the offering became public. “Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle has announced the appointment of Goldman […]

P2P Main Market Listing Announced – Plus 8% Loan Yield Latest

Followers of our peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector of the alternative finance market may well know that the biggest P2P player, Funding Circle, has announced that it will list its shares on the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Cornerstone investment will come from Danish billionaire Anders Povlsen, who has pledged to buy at last 10 percent […]