Transparency and trust: alternative finance is anchored in traditional values

It has been another difficult month for the banking sector. Swiss prosecutors have raided the offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC to aid...

Finance ready to evolve in 2015

Lending Club’s successful IPO ensured that 2014 ended on a high note for the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry. The largest platform in the US...

Savings revolution – government consults on game-changing £15,000 P2P ISA

The government has finally published its much anticipated consultation on how peer-to-peer (P2P) loans will be included within Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). It has been...

Barbarians at the gate? Or the making of an industry?

The dam has given way and the large institutions have arrived in UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. Earlier this month – amidst much media fanfare -...

Too big to fail? Barclays takes another hit

In another damaging blow for the "under pressure" banking industry, Barclays recently announced that they will be cutting a total of 19,000 jobs worldwide...

‘Bricks and mortar’ banks facing increasing competition from ‘booming’ internet finance...

In my last blog, I talked about how peer to peer (P2P) lending is making a real breakthrough in 2014 as an attractive alternative...

The Rise of Peer to Peer Lending

Peer to peer (P2P) lending is a simple concept with a growing international appeal, especially in the UK, the US and China. Essentially it is...

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