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P2PFA comments on the UK Alternative Finance Industry Report

P2PFA comments on the UK Alternative Finance Industry Report Following the publication of Pushing Boundaries – The 2015 UK Alternative Finance Industry Report, Christine Farnish, independent chair of the P2PFA said: “Today’s report shows not only how the market is...
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Christine Farnish’s interview with Today program (10th Feb 2016)

Further to comments made by Adair Turner former chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the P2PFA chair Christine Farnish gave an interview on Radio 4’s Today Programme. To listen to the clip, please click here. (The clip begins at...
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P2PFA reacts to comments made by Adair Turner

Further to comments made this morning on Radio 4’s Today programme about the peer-to-peer lending industry, Christine Farnish, independent chair of the P2PFA said: “Anyone who has followed our industry closely will see that this morning’s comments fly in the...
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Record growth for peer-to-peer lending in 2015

The peer-to-peer lending industry lent more than £2.2 billion in 2015 according to new figures released today from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). The sector has now lent £4.4 billion in total, doubling in size since the end of 2014....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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£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...
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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...
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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...
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