Tag Archives: marketplace lending

Keeping The Crowd In Crowdfunding: New Data, Old Problem

Recent research throws new light on an old debate. What’t future of the crowd – the individual lender or equity investor – in crowdfunding? The new research comes via Consultancy.uk: “Alternative finance market for SMEs and personal loans, through marketplace lenders, has in the space of just five years, grown from almost nothing to £2.7 billion,” […]

Uncertainty Is Prime Cause Of Current Marketplace Wobbles

Ryan Weeks, editor of AltFi and a leading journalist in the crowdfunding space, blogs in TechCrunch “in defence of P2P”. It’s excellent to hear a sane, measured voice amid the shrill – indeed, gleeful – hysteria that followed the Lending Club affair. An extended excerpt follows, with our grateful thanks to Ryan and TechCrunch. For […]

Banks Rush To Join P2P Crowdfund Marketplace

It seems that everyone wants to join our sector of crowdfunding. Two of the world’s leading investment banks are looking at a move into the fast expanding peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, also known as marketplace lending, and the space inhabited by Money&Co. Societe Generale and Goldman Sachs, prominent financial institutions both, are racing to embrace […]

P2P Marketing Materials Under Examination

Where next for marketplace lending – or peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending? Trade media outlet crowdfundinsider reports on an impending regulatory clampdown, as covered on this site yesterday. “The peer-to-peer lending industry has widely benefited from a regulatory approach that has been deemed quite progressive.  Lending firms must register and be approved by the FCA but […]