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....To get above 2. 3% savers must look to stocks and shares investments or peer-to-peer lenders. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bank of Cyprus UK launches competitive online account paying 1.05% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:15:27 PM
....To get above 2. 3% savers must look to stocks and shares investments or peer-to-peer lenders. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
.... The government has encouraged the growth of the sector, particularly peer-to-peer lending, as an additional source of capital for new businesses. Andrew Bailey, the FCA’s chief executive, said rule tightening would be aimed mainly at peer-to-peer lenders because they have changed a great deal in the past year. ...
What if? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 05:16:20 PM
....Schemes for this don't exist in the mortgage market at the moment. The closest thing is peer-to-peer lenders which allow people to invest small sums of money in the buy-to-let market. ...
Handy bank? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:08:54 PM
....There has certainly been an upturn in the number of new app-based fintech firms attracting serious investment across the world in the last few months. Payments providers, peer-to-peer lenders, "robo advisers", trading platforms, and foreign exchange companies have all been catching investors' attention. ...
Revealed: none of Britain's 'unicorns' openly support Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 06:00:28 AM
....Funding Circle: against Brexit. The largest of Britain’s peer-to-peer lenders, Funding Circle allows individuals to lend money directly to small and medium-sized businesses, getting a higher rate of return than they would from a conventional savings account (while taking on commensurately more risk). ...
2016 tax year: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:00:30 AM
....The annual Isa allowance – £15,240 for 2016/17 – can now be held in a new “innovative finance Isa”. This means that investments in peer-to-peer lenders, like Zopa, Funding Circle and Lending Works, can now earn returns free of tax. ...
How your bank is reacting to competition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 01:04:38 PM
....Meanwhile, these traditional banks also have an eye on the competition. Alternatives to bank loans come in the guise of peer-to-peer lenders, who connect lenders with borrowers directly. ...
Growth in indie finance slumps in 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 05:00:54 AM
. Growth in the alternative finance sector halved last year, according to a new study, as peer-to-peer lenders struggled to find enough credit-worthy borrowers to drive the industry forward. ...
First ever peer-to-peer Isa offers up to 6pc returns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 07:57:57 AM
.... Peer-to-peer platforms have interim permission to operate from the Financial Conduct Authority, but are waiting for the full authorisation, which will allow them to launch their Isas. Mr Lewis said he "fully expects" all peer-to-peer lenders to be fully regulated by the FCA in time to launch the Isa in April. ...
In The City: Big banks are getting ready to fight back against the challengers image
.... Tie-ups with alternative finance firms already exist. Banks such as RBS and Santander refer small firms to peer-to-peer lenders if the bank does not want to give them a loan directly. ...
How to have a Help to Buy Isa and still use the full £15k allowance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 07:49:20 AM
.... . Details of any specific Innovative Finance Isas have not been unveiled by providers, but it would be reasonable to expect a wide variety format wise, ranging from peer-to-peer lenders offering direct access, and others functioning more like a regular Isa. ...
Savers benefit from the battle of the challenger banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 07:01:06 AM
....”. Related: Internet peer-to-peer lenders offer savings rates that are peerless. ...
New 12pc peer-to-peer firm freezes investors' cash image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 01:49:36 PM
.... . All peer-to-peer lenders must be approved by the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, but lenders' money is not protected under the official compensation scheme if a company goes bust, which guarantees up to £85,000 per institution, falling to £75,000 in January. ...
Peer-to-peer business loans to hit £12bn in 2020 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:35:32 PM
. Small businesses could get a serious boost from peer-to-peer lenders and crowdfunding platforms, providing an alternative source of credit to the big banks, according to a study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and payments firm Fiserv. ...
Will the big banks be engulfed by the new wave in London ? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 07:35:19 AM
....Given the strength of London as a financial centre, and its booming tech scene, it is perhaps no surprise that the capital  has made financial technology its own. Fledgling start-ups from peer-to-peer lenders to mobile payments firms are flocking to London, which is fast establishing itself as the “fintech” capital of the world. ...
Where to open the door to the cheapest personal loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of August 2015 06:00:09 AM
....The move comes less than a month after the Bank of England said rates on personal loans had reached the lowest levels since records began. “This is being driven by ferocious competition for the best borrowers from peer-to-peer lenders,” says Neil Faulkner, founder of peer-to-peer lending comparison site 4thway. ...
Atom launches with mission to be the Uber of online banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of July 2015 03:00:10 PM
....Even though a startup like Atom might seem a long way from turning a profit, George Osborne’s new 8% surcharge on bank profits is still a topic for debate. Twiddy, who is a former Treasury man, believes that Osborne has targeted regulated banks rather than other unregulated startups like peer-to-peer lenders and crowdfunders, which are not subject to the new tax, which kicks in when profits hit £25m. ...
OakNorth challenger bank hires Barclays veteran Cyrus Ardalan as chairman image
.... . Mr Ardalan hopes the bank will be quicker and more nimble than the big banks, and be better value than the peer-to-peer lenders that have sprung up to offer alternative sources of loans to small businesses. ...
Building society warns savers against peer-to-peer loan splurge image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 11:50:27 AM
The incalculable costs of ignoring new technologies  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of May 2015 09:27:53 AM
.... These new developments have profound implications for investors. The amount lent and borrowed by peer-to-peer lenders is currently tiny relative to the traditional banks’ business, for example, but this could change. ...
Buy-to-let rules investment market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of April 2015 04:51:00 PM
....He says there are alternatives for savers who want to tap into the UK’s buoyant property market without setting themselves up as a buy-to-let landlord. A number of specialist peer-to-peer lenders, such as Landbay, The House Crowd and Wellesley Finance allow you to invest in UK property by lending money to property developers or buy-to-let investors, from as little as £10 or £1,000, depending on the site. ...
Cash Isas: best rate on easy-access now 1.55pc image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 10:35:04 AM
.... . In the Budget the Chancellor announced that for basic 20pc-rate taxpayers, from April 2016 the first £1,000 interest earned in banks, building societies, credit unions and peer-to-peer lenders will not be taxed (£500 for a 40pc higher-rate taxpayer, and additional 45pc-rate taxpayers don’t get it at all. ...
Martin Lewis: Six reasons why Isas still beat other savings accounts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 07:39:18 AM . In the Budget the Chancellor announced that for basic 20pc-rate taxpayers, from April 2016 the first £1,000 interest earned in banks, building societies, credit unions and peer-to-peer lenders will not be taxed (£500 for a 40pc higher rate taxpayer, and additional 45pc-rate taxpayers don’t get it at all) – giving a £200 maximum annual tax reduction for everyone who qualifies. ...
Small Talk: Britain’s answer to Germany’s famed mid-market sector needs help image
....2bn) by the end of this year, according to a report published today by the accountancy firm EY, with Britain leading the way. Across Europe, niche financial providers ranging from peer-to-peer lenders to invoice finance specialists facilitated funding worth €4. ...
Bond paying 5.25pc claims to be the 'first peer-to-peer Isa' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of February 2015 09:02:41 AM
.... The risks . While longer-established, better-known peer-to-peer lenders such as Zopa, typically lend "personal loans", or loans not secured on property, Wellesley only lends where there is security in the form of a property. ...
Why being lazy and procrastinating could make you wildly successful image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 05:00:28 AM
.... . The explosion in peer-to-peer lenders has also offered lazy people the opportunity to make money by effectively doing nothing - just collecting the interest. ...
RBS says it will send small firms to peer-to-peer lenders image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of January 2015 04:55:06 PM
. Royal Bank of Scotland has teamed up with a pair of peer-to-peer lenders to offer alternative loans to small companies that are rejected by the bank, in the industry's latest attempt to improve access to corporate lending. ...
Tesco's Dave Lewis has a monumental mountain to climb image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of December 2014 08:00:28 PM
Lending Club shares surge in US stock market debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of December 2014 05:28:16 PM
....2bn worth of loans since its founding. The marketplace for peer-to-peer lenders has boomed in recent years, as low interest rates and a tight financing environment has spurred investment. ...
Three directors to leave FCA image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of December 2014 03:25:41 PM
.... . The FCA said the restructuring came as a response to its broadening remit, which has seen it take control of credit card firms, payday loan providers, and peer-to-peer lenders; as well as developments in the market such as an ageing population and more young people being in debt. ...
Bad debt relief – the chancellor’s boost for peer-to-peer lenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 07:00:19 AM
Margareta Pagano: The Chancellor needs to stand up and deliver, or find himself on the end of a punchline image
.... This could turn out to be a big plus for business, particularly those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors that have such shortages of talent. There were some nice quirky measures; tax breaks for children’s TV producers, theatre tax breaks extended to orchestras, tax relief for social investment and bad debt relief for peer-to-peer lenders that will be a big boost for the alternative finance industry which, at last, the Government seems to be championing with more enthusiasm. ...
Can peer-to-peer lenders really give you 10% on your savings? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 07:00:26 AM
We need to talk about pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of July 2014 06:01:01 AM
.... The ground rules aren't that difficult: taking a 4% income from your pensions pot in retirement is sustainable, but 8% isn't. A blend of options at retirement – such as keeping some money on deposit, taking out an annuity to cover essential outgoings, leaving the rest invested in a mix of bonds, equities, property and peer-to-peer lenders, wrapping as much as possible of it in tax-free Isas and maybe deferring the state pension if you can, are all sensible. ...
Credit still a 'roadblock to growth' for small businesses image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 03:08:24 PM
....One in four of smaller businesses in the capital looked at alternative ways to raise finance in the first three months of 2014 — up from 16 per cent a year earlier, according to Western Union Business Solutions’ survey of 270 firms. One in three companies are considering using peer-to-peer lenders. ...
Facebook: socially useful banking image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of April 2014 11:00:00 PM
....WorldRemit and the London companies Facebook has been in talks with are part of a new face of so-called financial technology, or FinTech, start-ups that have sprung up across the UK. Others include peer-to-peer lenders such as Zopa and online invoice financing firm MarketInvoice. ...
You can earn 13pc, they say - but is it safe? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of April 2014 11:02:32 AM
.... It's not. This sort of return is provided by a number of socalled peer-to-peer lenders, which act as middlemen who connect savers directly with borrowers. ...

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