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Folk2Folk joins the P2PFA

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), recognised as a beacon for good standards of business conduct in the alternative finance sector, has welcomed Folk2Folk into its membership, increasing the number of member platforms to nine. Online lending platforms facilitating peer-to-peer finance...
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Fourth quarter data confirms 2016 as another strong year for peer-to-peer lending

The publication by the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) of lending data for the fourth quarter of 2016 has demonstrated continued growth, with the expansion in lending volumes confirming increasing levels of confidence.   During the final three months of 2016,...
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P2PFA partners with The Economist for ‘Finance Disrupted: Collaborate or Die?’ event

Register with P2P15 for a 15% discount The wave of fintech disruption that is sweeping through the financial services industry is approaching a critical phase. The rise of startups targeting every corner of financial services – from currency transactions to...
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P2PFA response to the FCA’s interim feedback statement

The P2PFA has noted the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) interim feedback statement on their regulatory review of peer-to-peer lending and equity crowdfunding published this morning.   It is welcome that the FCA has recognised that the sector remains relatively small...
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Third Quarter data reveals continued peer-to-peer growth

Investors lending through peer-to-peer platforms have lent cumulatively almost £6.5 billion in data published today by the P2PFA covering the period up to the third quarter of 2016.   The figures show strong and sustained growth in the sector, with...
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Lord Adair Turner’s speech to LendIt Europe 2016

  SPEECH BY LORD ADAIR TURNER TO LENDIT EUROPE 2016 InterContinental Hotel, London: Tuesday 11 October 2016 (11am)   The speech can be watched at: http://www.lendit.com/europe/2016/videos/non-bank-lending-systemic-risk (CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY) It is a pleasure to be here at this LendIt conference and...
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Major study into economics of peer-to-peer lending published

An independent assessment of the economics of the peer-to-peer lending sector undertaken by economic consulting firm Oxera has been published.   The study was commissioned to inform debate through an in-depth investigation of how P2P lending works and associated public...
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P2PFA Letter to Andrew Bailey (FCA) Re: HC HMT SC appearance

Please see below for the text and pdf version of a letter submitted to Andrew Bailey  CEO of the FCA on 26th July 2016. — Dear Mr Bailey, I write, further to your oral evidence to the House of Commons’...
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Peer-to-peer lending data for second quarter 2016

Levels of peer-to-peer lending during the second quarter of 2016 have been published, with cumulative lending by the sector amounting to more than £5.8 billion — £658 million of which took place between April and June 2016. Commenting on the...
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FCA’S post-implementation review of crowdfunding rules is a chance to ensure appropriate balance of regulation

160708 – P2PFA statement on post-implementation of FCA’s crowdfunding rulesThe Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has acknowledged the announcement of the Financial Conduct Authority’s post-implementation review of crowdfunding rules as an opportunity to ensure an appropriate balance of regulation protecting investors and...
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