Tags: yes-secure

100 peer-to-peer platforms

February 7th, 2017
Zopa
Since the laucnh on Zopa in 2005, there have been over 100 lending platforms allowing individuals from the UK to become peer-to-peer lenders.  A number of these platforms no longer exist, having ceased trading, and a number of others have merged.  Looki… 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 changes anger some lenders

September 8th, 2015
Funding Circle
Funding Circle's recent announcement has certainly angered some lenders.  A poll we put together on the P2P Independent Forum suggested around 85% of lenders voted that they did not welcome this change. So what are Funding Circle are going to do?  It h… more »

How to grow a successful P2P site

April 18th, 2014
Zopa
There are now just under 30 active peer-to-peer companies within the UK.  In five years time, how many of these will actually be around?  What will make one site survive when another does not? If this was a simple question then there companies such as… more »

My peer-to-peer story

February 27th, 2014
I was really looking forward to speaking at the P2P Finance Association conferance on Tuesday, but unfortunately the flu had other plans for me! My peer-to-peer story began in 2005 when I read an article about a new website where you could lend direc… more »