AltFi News - 30.09.16

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London's the best place in the world for fostering Fintech as industry eyes new success measures


London is the best city in the world for fostering fintech, ahead of New York, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong - but it faces a run for its money from Singapore - as the industry pushes for better measures for assessing its contribution to the economy and the government's new industrial strategy. (City A.M.)

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ArchOver Touts Lender Protection Recognition from Independent Research

Peer to peer lender ArchOver is pointing to a recent report from Equity Development regarding investor protection for lenders using their platform. The report calls ArchOver the “pioneer of secured and insured loans” for SMEs. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Zopa issues first securitised loans package

A securitisation of loans originated through financial innovator Zopa has received the highest debut rating globally for any issuance backed by peer-to-peer loans, with a AA- rating from Fitch and Aa3 rating from Moody’s on the most senior notes. (Finextra)

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RateSetter’s investors earn £50m in interest

Investors in peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter have now earned more than £50m in interest. RateSetter investors have had an average return of 4.7% on their money since it launched in October 2010. (Bridging and Commercial)

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FinTech spurring banks and payments companies into active change

In a new report, titled ‘Payments in the Wild Tech World Digitisation and changing customer expectations’, PwC explores the effect of financial technology (FinTech) players on the funds transfer & payments market. (

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The Fintech Race Sees the U.S. Playing Catch up to the U.K

As the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority accepts 24 applicants to take part in its FinTech sandbox, a House bill in the U.S. has been introduced aiming to prevent financial businesses from moving to the U.K. (Cryptocoin News)

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P2P Global Investments continues share buy-backs amid market dip

The P2P and marketplace lending giant fund has entred into another round of own share buy-backs in the past week. The investment managers of the P2P Global Investments trust have initiated another round of share buy-backs over the past seven days in a bid to boost its share price, according to regulatory filings to the London Stock Exchange. (AltFi Credit)

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