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The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has announced that it will partner with LendIt to co-host its annual conference in London in October.

Focusing on peer-to-peer lending as central to the future of mainstream financial services, the conference will be held against a backdrop of further significant growth in the sector. It is expected to be the largest peer-to-peer lending event in Europe this year, with the number of delegates anticipated to exceed a thousand – including all the main European and UK platforms, policy-makers, regulators and investors.

Christine Farnish CBE, Chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association commented: ‘London is acknowledged as a global leader in the development of innovative finance, and I am delighted that the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association will be co-hosting our annual conference once again this year with LendIt. In the context of the mainstream expansion of peer-to-peer lending, this opportunity to demonstrate just what our sector can do will reach well beyond the conference hall’.

Co-founder of LendIt, Peter Renton, added: “We are delighted to be back in London for our third annual LendIt Europe event, and partnering with the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association again. As the lending industry rapidly evolves, it is important to have regular events to bring together the key constituents in the marketplace and address the opportunities and challenges that come with these changes. LendIt is committed to creating the leading community event where all lending platforms, investors and service providers can gather to network, learn and grow the industry together.”

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Notes to Editors

1. The London conference will be held at the Inter-Continental hotel, London on 10 and 11 October 2016. Full details of the event will be available in due course.  Registration available here.

2. LendIt began in the United States in 2013, and now hosts the three leading annual alternative finance events in Europe, the USA and China.

3. The 2016 conference will be the third to be held in Europe, and the second over which the Peer- to-Peer Finance Association and LendIt will have co-hosted.

About the P2PFA

The UK Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) was founded in London in 2011 by Zopa, FundingCircle and RateSetter as a self-regulatory body for the sector to promote high standards of conduct and consumer protection. Members of the P2PFA are required to meet our robust rules and operating principles for the transparent, fair and orderly operation of P2P finance.

About LendIt

LendIt was founded in New York in 2013 and is the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online and peer to peer lending community. LendIt conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in the lending industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities. LendIt hosts three conferences annually: the flagship conference in the United States–LendIt USA, LendIt Europe in London, and LendIt China in Shanghai.

Contact

Robert Pettigrew (Policy Director, Peer-to-Peer Finance Association) e-mail – robertpettigrew@p2pfa.eu; telephone: 07771-547462