Tag Archives: P2PFA

Conference ‘Take-Aways’: P2P, Love, And Understanding

The Daily FinTech offers some “take-aways” from the recent Lendit conference in London, which focused on alternative finance and crowdfunding. We offer an extended excerpt below, with the full article available here. THE INDUSTRY NEEDS LOTS OF EDUCATION AND UNDERSTANDING   The P2PFA which was co-hosting the conference, was not the only one, to repeatedly address the […]

P2PFA Research Shows Positive Economic Impact of Lending

Our friends at Crowdfundinsider report on a recently published study, commissioned by the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). The research looks at the economics of the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market in the UK.   “The independent assessment, provided by the economic consulting firm of Oxera, analysed the risks, costs and benefits of peer-to-peer lending and […]

P2P: A Tale Of Two Consolidations

Today, we bring you news of consolidation in the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market. Our tale manifests this in two different ways, on either side of the Atlantic. In the UK, figures from the P2PFA, a trade body representing the larger P2P platforms, show a minor contraction in the rate of lending growth: “The UK marketplace lending sector […]

Silver Linings Amid Lower Lending Volumes

Lending amongst crowdfunding’s biggest (peer-to-peer) P2P operators fell in the second quarter. There’s one clear reason why: it is, paradoxically, uncertainty. Uncertainty is one way of describing the UK’s economic and financial climate, post-Brexit vote. Our friends at Bridging & Commercial report events this way: “A £57m drop in new peer-to-peer lending between Q1 and […]

P2P Lending ‘Brilliantly Innovative’ Says Government Minister

FT Adviser carries a report of welcome words from City minister Harriett Baldwin. Ms Baldwin has branded peer-to-peer lending a “brilliantly innovative new form of finance – which we want to see continue to grow and evolve.” “In a speech to the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) Ms Baldwin said peer-to-peer lending can plug the funding […]

P2P FinTech Paypal App Further Disrupts Banks

Just to remind you, as peer-to-peer (P2P) crowdfunders bringing people and businesses together, we are a FinTech business – that is, a financial technology business.  Christine Farnish of the P2P Finance Association, an industry body that represents some of the older players in the P2P sector, writes in CityA.M. on an innovative P2P-focused app from […]

P2P UK Lenders Rise Above £4bn Level, Says AltFi Data

The rise and rise of crowdfunding in general, and the peer-to-peer (P2P) business-lending sector in particular, continues. New figures from AltFi Data show that UK P2P lenders’ cumulative business now stands at more than £4 billion. Britain is way ahead of the rest of Europe, which together amounts to just over £1 billion. “As we often […]

P2P Lending Scales New Heights

We warmly welcome more good news in our sector. The latest figures from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) show “over £500 million of new consumer and small business loans have been provided by peer-to-peer platforms since April, the fastest rate of growth yet,” says the P2PFA. Cumulative lending by P2PFA members – including eight of […]

The Crowd Must Stay In Crowdfunding – And Conference Latest

We’ve reported several times in this news section on the risk of losing the crowd in crowdfunding. By that, we mean the risk that platforms might favour big lenders – be they high-net-worth individuals or institutions – at the expense of the smaller lender with a few hundred or thousand pounds to commit. Judith Evans […]