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Zopa looks to re-open platform to new investors

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer giant Zopa is hoping to re-open its platform to new investors by the end of the year.

Zopa customers battle against loan sale delays

Monday, 11 September 2017 | News

Zopa users are reporting significant delays when trying to sell their loans, with the firm battling against slow speeds on its platform.

Peer-to-peer Isa fails to take off

Friday, 08 September 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer Isas failed to gain much popularity in their first year, with just 2,000 Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isas) accounts opened in the tax year 2016/2017, according to the latest statistics from HMRC.

Octopus launches Innovative Finance Isa targeting 4% return

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

Octopus has become the latest provider to launch an Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), targeting returns of 4% on property-based investments.

The success of the Innovative Finance Isa

Thursday, 10 August 2017 | Article

The number of peer-to-peer Isa providers is steadily growing.

Peer-to-peer lender uses own funds to protect investors from losses

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has dipped into its provision fund to ensure its 50,000 investors are not being hit by struggling loans.

Zopa to launch Innovative Finance Isa while axing ‘safeguard’ fund

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Zopa is set to launch its first Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), it’s announced today, although the retirement of its “safeguard” fund could leave investors more exposed to bad loans.

Peer-to-peer lending rises as Moneywise users seek higher returns

Monday, 15 May 2017 | News

Nearly half (48%) of Moneywise.co.uk readers use peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in a bid to earn higher returns on savings, our latest poll results reveal.

I'd use peer-to-peer lending to beat the banks

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | Article

Hunting down attractive income in today’s low interest rate environment is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.

Getting started in peer-to-peer lending

Monday, 07 November 2016 | Article

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has continued to find favour amongst income-hungry investors who are fed up with the low interest rates on offer from deposit accounts.