Category: Background

LendIt Europe 2016 Day 1

October 10th, 2016
LendIt
At the end of the first day of LendIt Europe there has been a huge amount of information to go through. We have been actively covering it on Twitter. The conference is around 15% larger than last year with over 900 delegates. Interestingly 10% of tho… more »

RateSetter over the last 6 years

October 4th, 2016
RateSetter
As RateSetter celebrates its 6th birthday this month we take a look at the company over the last years.  RateSetter was by our reakoning the 8th peer-to-peer company to launch in the UK, following Zopa and Funding Circle, and has one of the most recogni… more »

Collateral promoted, Wellesley & Co relegated

August 26th, 2016
Collateral
There are numerous metrics to gauge the growing success or falling favour of a peer-to-peer platform, including loans arranged, current loan book value, reviews or industry awards. How often a company is mentioned in the press or discussed can also be a… more »

Skin in the game

August 18th, 2016
P2P Independent Forum
There has been some discussion on the P2P Independent Forum about peer-to-peer platforms having "skin in the game".  This refers to peer-to-peer companies investing some of their own funds in each loan.  Wellesley & Co became the first peer-to-peer… more »

Funding Circle has helped create 40,000 jobs

August 16th, 2016
Funding Circle
A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research commissioned by Funding Circle has shown that the peer-to-peer platform has arranged loans to over 15,000 UK businesses over the last 6 years. It has been six years since Funding Circle launc… more »