Archives for: July 2013

P2P regulation - what do you want?

July 24th, 2013
The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take responsibility for peer-to-peer lending platforms from next year, and will be looking to protect both lenders and borrowers on these platforms. The FCA is consulting the industry and c0nsumers on the… more »

Funding Circle clarify postion with Santander

July 23rd, 2013
Funding Circle
Following the article we reported on in the Financial Times, Funding Circle have very kindly clarified their position, stating that the discussions that have taken place are at a very early state. Here is the response from Samir Desai, the CEO of Fundi… more »

Santander eyes move into P2P lending

July 22nd, 2013
Funding Circle
There was a very interesting article in the Financial Times regarding a possible tie up between Santander and Funding Circle. The UK arm of the Spanish bank is in discussions with Funding Circle – one of  the largest peer-to-peer lenders – to join fo… more »

ThinCats join P2P Finance Association

July 13th, 2013
ThinCats, the fourth biggest peer-to-peer company by loans arranged, has joined the P2P Finance Association, a trade body setup by Zopa, Funding Circle and RateSetter. Between these four companies, they have arranged over 97% of all peer-to-peer loans,… more »

ReBuildingSociety cashback

July 12th, 2013
ReBuildingSociety has recently launched a £50 cashback offer, for those lenders who sign-up and lend £5000.  It is also open to existing lenders who have not yet lent £5000.  This offer is now featured on the P2P money cashback site. To qualify, lender… more »