Category: Background

The rise of future finance

December 13th, 2013
Nesta, along with Berkeley University of California and University of Cambridge, have published a report of the rise of future of finance.  This suggests that in 2013 there were £480million of loans made through peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending… more »

P2P statistics Q4 2013

December 7th, 2013
P2P Money
Our recent quarterly update on peer-to-peer bad debt and late statistics have thrown up a few interesting, but also concerning, pieces of information.  Two of the major peer-to-peer companies are no longer publishing their bad debt and late statistics,… more »

Is the term "crowdfunding" applicable to peer-to-peer lending?

November 26th, 2013
P2P Money
The P2P money website are running a poll on the P2P Independant Forum on the term "crowdfunding".  Should this term also be applicable to peer-to-peer lending? The reason for the poll is that we are starting to see the interchange of these two terms, b… more »

New Independent P2P Forum

November 9th, 2013
Following the closing of the Unofficial Funding Circle Forum yesterday which we reported, a new Independent Forum has been launched.  This has been funded by Assetz Capital, who have made the following statement on the forum. Assetz Capital, as a ges… more »

Nicola Horlick to launch crowdlending business

November 4th, 2013
Nicola Horlick, the well-known city investor and business woman, has announced her intention to launch Money&Co, a new crowdlending business aiming to connect investors looking for a better rate of interest on their cash with businesses seeking fina… more »