In the news - 27.11.15

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Crowdfunding and P2P sector set to consolidate

A wave of consolidation is set to sweep through the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, as smaller platforms struggle to attract a viable number of investors. (FT)

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P2P platform moves past £1m in Sipp investments


More than £1m has been invested by self-invested personal pension holders through peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter. (FT Advisor)

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Banks rejected up to £392.6m worth of credit applications from small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the South East during the first half of 2015, new analysis has revealed. (insider Media Limited)

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Lack of SME finance awareness ‘could cost economy £20bn by 2020’


A lack of understanding about funding for small businesses could fuel a £20bn black hole in the UK economy by 2020, experts have warned. (The Yorkshire Post)

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OnDeck Reports Striking Results

OnDeck, the US online lending platform for small business, has announced the results of a report that analyses the economic impact of its first $3 billion lent to small businesses in the US. The study was conducted by the economic consulting firm Analysis Group and focuses on the impact of business activity funded by OnDeck loans on U.S. economic output and employment. (altfi news)

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P2P securitisation is coming


Harriet Green speaks to some of the UK’s leading platforms to find out what P2P securitisation will mean. (City A.M.)

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Are P2P platforms ready for Innovative Finance ISAs?


With the Innovative Finance ISA (IF-ISA) launching in April 2016, peer to peer investing is set to become even more attractive to retail investors allowing them to invest up to £15,240 tax free. (The Marketing Eye)

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