In the news - 17.06.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Lord Turner to speak at P2P conference

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has announced that Lord Adair Turner will speak at the LendIt Europe 2016 conference. A former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, Lord Turner will address the risks and potential of P2P lending at the London conference on 10th and 11th October. (Bridging & Commercial)

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'Very questionable models': The cofounder of a FinTech start-up addresses the elephant in the room

'Very questionable models': The cofounder of a FinTech start-up addresses the elephant in the room - profitability. ‎Speaking at an SAP event on digital disruption in banking on Tuesday, Stephen Lemon said a lot of FinTech startups have "very questionable models" and would struggle to make money for investors. (Business Insider UK)

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FinTech helps to push foreign direct investment in UK financial services sector to highest level since 2006

Foreign investors can't get enough of the UK's financial services market, with a report out today discovering that FinTech has helped push foreign direct investment (FDI) to its highest level since 2006. (City A.M.)

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Is it time to invest in peer-to-peer lenders?

The UK’s nascent peer-to-peer lending sector has attracted the attentions of a number of high profile fund managers. High profile fund managers, like Neil Woodford are investing more into peer-to-peer lenders. Should investors follow suit? (Morningstar)

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Orca money explains the new Innovative Finance ISA with handy infographic

Orca Money have produced a handy infographic explaining all you need to know about the current state of play with the Innovative Finance ISA, including who currently has an offer on the market. (The Marketing Eye)

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FinTech and blockchain top Mark Carney's Mansion House agenda

Mark Carney has centred a major speech on the subject of FinTech and blockchain technology at the annual Mansion House dinner, his first to address the disruptive sector in his role as top boss of the UK's central bank. (City A.M.)

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Struggling Chinese P2P lender offers to repay investors with baijiu

While China’s state-owned banks plot debt-for-equity swaps to cut bad loans, one struggling peer-to-peer lender has brewed up a more novel plan: repaying its investors in baijiu, the popular Chinese liquor. (FT - subscription required)

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