All posts by: peer2peerfa@gmail.com

P2PFA responds to Autumn Statement

Today’s Autumn Statement confirmed that equity crowdfunding will for now, not be a part of the Innovative Finance ISA which launches in April 2016. Commenting on this decision, Christine Farnish, Chair of the P2PFA said: “This decision is welcome. We...
Continue Reading →

P2PFA unveils new transparency standards

The P2PFA today unveils new Operating Principles for its members which strengthen standards of transparency, risk management and governance in the P2P lending sector. This will ensure that P2PFA members continue to set the benchmark of good practice across the...
Continue Reading →

Podcast about the P2PFA by Christine Farnish courtesy of Lend Academy

Interested in hearing about the key stages of how the P2PFA developed and has been working for the UK peer-to-peer lending industry?  Then listen to the P2PFA Independent Chair, Christine Farnish CBE, talk about the journey so far in her...
Continue Reading →

£500 million new P2P loans in last three months

New figures from the P2PFA show over £500 million of new consumer and small business loans have been provided by peer-to-peer platforms since April, the fastest rate of growth yet. Cumulative lending by P2PFA members now stands at over £3.15...
Continue Reading →

Innovative Finance ISA will create more choice for consumers, says P2PFA

The P2PFA welcomes the Chancellor’s statement in the Summer Budget confirming the inclusion of peer-to peer loans in ISAs and confirming the detailed policy proposals. Consumers lending their hard earned cash on P2P platforms should be able to benefit from...
Continue Reading →

Strong growth continues in peer-to-peer lending market

New figures from the P2PFA show the industry lent more than £459 million in the first quarter of 2015, taking cumulative lending to more than £2.6 billion.  The data also shows an increase in lending on the previous quarter (Q4...
Continue Reading →

P2PFA welcomes pledge to deliver on ISA reforms

Following today’s announcement in the Budget outlining further information about reforms to the ISA wrapper, Christine Farnish, Independent Chair of the P2PFA, said: “We are delighted that today’s Budget continues to signal Government support for the inclusion of peer-to-peer lending...
Continue Reading →

Give us a Lending ISA say Peer-to-peer finance consumers

A new survey from the P2PFA shows customers overwhelmingly believe that peer-to-peer lending should be separated from traditional Cash or Stocks & Shares ISAs. The survey, which asked more than 4,500 current peer-to-peer lending investors, comes ahead of the Chancellor’s...
Continue Reading →

P2PFA welcomes growth in European P2P lending market

P2PFA welcomes growth in European P2P lending market UK body urges caution ahead of future regulation Following the launch of a new report into alternative finance by the University of Cambridge and EY, Moving Mainstream: The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking...
Continue Reading →

‘P2P Lending leads the way’ in Europe

A new benchmarking report from The University of Cambridge and EY has assessed the state of play of alternate finance across the EU and found that despite the various hurdles P2P platforms faces outside the UK, in countries where platforms...
Continue Reading →