Haven Investor: Diary of a P2P Lending Investor #2

September 14th, 2015|

Hi all,

It has been a busy period in the peer to peer lending world, following Funding Circle’s announcement to switch from a traditional auction based model to a fixed interest model. Judging by the feedback from investors there is a lot of disappointment with this decision, even Funding Circle have stated that 29% of investors […]

Funding Circle changes lending model

September 6th, 2015|

Funding Circle, the leading peer-to-business provider in the UK, have announced that it is moving away from the current auction model for unsecured loans. This will be replaced with a market with fixed rates per risk band per lending term, and lenders will have to choice whether to lend at the prescribed rate or not. […]

Haven Investor: Diary of a P2P Lending Investor

September 5th, 2015|

Our diarist, has £250k (€370k, $400k) to invest and is wary of the volatility of traditional shares and bonds and disappointed with less than a 1% return from a typical bank’s saving account – as he is seeking a steady, secure income above 10% per year to fund his early retirement. After researching numerous investment […]

Funding Circle is doing so well it hasn’t touched the £97 million it raised in April.

August 29th, 2015|

Funding Circle is doing so well it hasn’t touched the £97 million it raised in April.

Funding Circle, the UK peer-to-peer small business lender, is on track to do over £35 million ($53.8 million) in revenues this year, Business Insider can reveal.

Funding Circle’s online platform lets savers lend directly to small businesses at more favourable interest […]

Do SMEs understand alternative finance?

July 30th, 2015|

The majority of small businesses do not have a clear understanding of alternative finance, with less than 10 per cent of SME owners approaching alternative platforms for funding.

Merchant Money, a finance provider for UK SMEs has released its annual alternative finance guide for SMEs. In conjunction with a Nesta study, the firm has found that […]

Peer to Peer Lending – The pro’s and con’s | FT Business

July 25th, 2015|

Emma Dunkley, FT retail banking correspondent, examines the risks and benefits of alternative peer-to-peer lending platforms, which use technology to match lenders to borrowers directly in an easier and more efficient way than traditional banking.

Peer-to-Peer Lending: The Future of Loans

July 25th, 2015|

Funding Circle Co-Founder Sam Hodges discusses small business loans and peer-to-peer lending. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

Sage partners with MarketInvoice & Funding Circle to expedite P2P finance!

July 25th, 2015|

Sage, a UK business software and services provider, has announced two significant partnerships within the UK’s fast growing alternative finance industry by unlocking finance for SMEs. Lack of finance remains a critical issue for UK companies, with almost 40 per cent stating it holds them back from growing, according to UK Bond Network.

Integrating with one of […]