Tag Archives: IFA

IFAs: Sound Advice Can Bring Better Returns In Uncertain Times

In many countries, financial products are sold through banks and there is a lack of independent advice.  In the UK, clients rely on Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and the fact that they are independent should mean that they seek out the best products for their clients, leading to better returns.  Many clients are financially unsophisticated […]

IFA Awareness Key To IFISA Success – Plus Loan Latest

THREE quarters of independent financial advisers (IFAs) would recommend peer-to-peer lending to their clients if there were greater client demand, or more independent due diligence tools at their disposal, according to a recent report from our friends at P2P Finance News. We’ll shortly be conducting our own survey and awareness-raising campaign. Meanwhile, see this page […]

Trust In Independent Advice ‘Good News For P2P’ – Plus Loan Latest

Our friends at P2P Finance News report that independent financial advisers (IFAs) s are “the most trusted source of external investment advice, but investors are still more likely to trust their own judgement, new research claims. “A survey by property finance firm Minerva Lending found that almost three quarters (72 per cent) of active investors […]

P2P Market To ‘Crack Open Untapped Capital Reserves’

Today, we review a thoughtful comment from our friends at AltFi: “In a time such as this – with depressed savings rates and a great deal of uncertainty in the markets – one might imagine that peer-to-peer/marketplace [P2P] lending would be seen as something of a silver bullet for financial advisors. Some of the leading platforms have […]

IFAs MIss Out On P2P Crowdfunding At Clients’ Peril

We recently brought you news of the £20 billion of economic loss caused by small and medium-sized enterprises’ lack of awareness of alternative funding sources. The picture only gets bleaker. Ryan Weeks, the editor of AltFi, reports on a survey by Intelligent Partnership, which reveals “an endemic lack of awareness about the alternative finance space […]

Advisers Wary Of P2P Loans – Are They Paranoid?

Crowdfunding is making spectacular advances in popularity and general public acceptance. It’s small wonder, given the attractive yields to be had from peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans. As we’ve reported here before, the growth and learning curves are as steep as they are exciting. But financial advisers can be wary of P2P loans like the ones […]