Category: Borrowing

isePankur rebrands as Bondora

April 2nd, 2014
The Estonian peer-to-peer provider isePankur has announced it is to rebrand as Bondora.  Here is the email that was sent to customers this morning: During the last 5 years, more than 70,000 borrowers from 4 different countries came to isePankur seeki… more »

Peer-to-peer lending is now regulated

April 1st, 2014
Peer-to-peer lending is now a regulated activity by the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA).  The new regulations require P2P companies to maintain minimum capital requirements, but there is no coverage by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (F… more »

Encash (YES-secure) to close

March 20th, 2014
Encash (YES-secure) has confirmed today that it is to close.  This is not unexpected as the company had not made any loans in 2014 and only made three in 2013. We are writing to advise you that has decided to stop its Peer to Peer lend… more »

How will the FCA regulation affect the investor?

March 20th, 2014
Welcome to first post written by Tom Hayward from FundingKnight, a peer to business lender who arrange crowdlending for businesses. It’s been common knowledge for some time now that the crowdfunding industry is soon to become regulated.  We look at how… more »

Peer-to-peer lending in an ISA

March 20th, 2014
P2P Money
The P2P money website broke the news yesterday on Twitter that peer-to-peer lending was to be included in an ISA. "Thelist of qualifying investments of ISAs will be extended to include peer-to-peer loans" #p2plending #Budget2014 pic.twitter.c… more »