Tag Archives: P2P

Latest Moves In Platform Lending – Plus Loan Latest

Many commentators, including ourselves, have predicted shake-out in the platform lending sector. Economies of scale, mergers, new lending streams and, in some cases, moves towards banking all look likely to us. Our friends at P2P Finance News report the latest from the platform lending sector. ThinCats has told its customers that it is shutting down […]

Platform Lenders Look Towards a More Managed New Year

The new business year has begun with the usual rash of predictions from pundits talking their own book. One of the less partial and more interesting comes from an opinion piece published in AltFi. The prediction of closer union between mainstream asset management and platform lending is well argued, and such a development will serve […]

Alternative Lending In Review, Part I – Plus Loan Latest

We are going to offer a comprehensive review of lending in alternative finance over the next few days.  This is the first of four instalments. Platforms like ours are relatively new kids on the block in the world of high-yield products. It’s so new the terminology hasn’t settled down. It’s known as platform lending, marketplace […]

Conservative Risk Management Is Way Forward For P2P

Steady as she goes… The peer-to-peer (P2P) sub-sector of alternative finance has suffered some reverses recently. We offer an excerpt from the latest news report from our friends at AltFi, involving a UK fund investing in a troubled French venture, below. Our take on all this is simple: improperly managed risky ventures will fail (and […]

FinTech – Building Bridges To The Mainstream

Our friends at P2PFN report some important but unsurprising news. The alternative finance sector, of which peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is an important part, is growing in importance and size. As it does so, awareness grows of companies such as Money&Co., which brings carefully vetted businesses together with lenders looking for excellent returns on capital. Financial […]

Getting Your Money Back: Access To Cash For P2P Loans Revisited

As the Individual Savings Account (ISA) season gets into full swing ahead of the close of the tax year in April, we’ve been contacting some of our registered lenders – especially those with a chunk of capital parked in their account and not earning interest. It’s our role to vet borrowers very carefully, make sure […]