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P2P lending hits a speed bump

The P2P lending sector is slowing, but it remains appealing in an era of zero interest rates, says David Stevenson.
3 Sep 2019
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The demise of Lendy, and why P2P can’t reinvent the basics of finance

If you are offered a temptingly high return on anything, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it is because it is illiquid and risky. That’s something that inve…
24 Jul 2019
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Peer-to-peer: cutting out the middleman could cost you

There are a vast array of peer-to-peer lending sites. That’s why you need a company to help research and collate the ones that might suit you.
11 Mar 2019
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P2P car loans for subprime borrowers

A peer-to-peer platform, Buy2Let Cars, claims investors can get a bumper return from leasing cars to people with less-than-perfect credit histories. 
12 Oct 2018
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FCA threatens clampdown on P2P lending

Regulators are considering making peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding less accessible to investors who aren’t professional or very rich, says David …
5 Oct 2018
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Two P2P lenders with tempting rates

David C Stevenson looks at two P2P lenders who warrant attention from investors in search of a decent yield.
3 Nov 2017
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