AltFi News - 14.10.16

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Lord Turner's P2P U-turn: Ex-Regulator Thinks Platforms Will Boost Financial Stability Not Wreck It


If you’re an innovative entrepreneur operating in a marketplace where trust is paramount, new ideas are treated with great caution, and there is both a short and long term history of scandal and collapse, the going can be tough – and you need all the help you can get. (Forbes)

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The ex-finance watchdog who trashed peer-to-peer lending now says it could 'make credit crunches less likely'

Britain's former top financial watchdog has distanced himself from his comments made earlier this year that  "losses which will emerge from peer-to-peer lending over the next five to 10 years will make the bankers look like lending geniuses." (Business Insider)

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UK P2P Finance Association Releases Major Research on Economics of Peer to Peer Lending

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has released a commissioned study on the economics of the peer to peer lending market in the UK. (Crowdfund Insider)

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We need tougher regulation, say peer-to-peer lenders

Peer-to-peer lenders have said there is an “urgent” need for tougher regulation of their own sector to ensure that consumers understand the risks they are exposed to, thus avoiding a future backlash if investments fail to perform. (Subscription required) (Financial Times)

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Unlike banks, peer-to-peer lets us examine the risks

Peer-to-peer lending and borrowing still sounds to many people like something new and incomprehensible and alarming. (The Telegraph)

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Sonovate raises £14m, eyes international expansion

Leading recruitment finance provider Sonovate secures £14m Series B, with £9m in equity. (AltFi)

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P2P outfit LendingWell wins LendIt pitch trophy

LendingWell, a single-platform P2P lending partner, has today been announced the winner of PitchIt @ LendIt, a competition aiming to find a future star within the online lending and fintech space. (Finextra)

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