AltFi News - 17.03.17

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech world

Over 50,000 investors register with RateSetter


Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has announced it now has over 50,000 investors. (Bridging & Commercial)

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Lack of finance causes UK firms to lose £77,651 a year in missed opportunities

The average UK business is missing out on around £77,651 every year in missed opportunities due to a lack of finance, according to the Aldermore Future Attitudes report. (Startups)

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Alternative finance funds beat the sector average for dividend yield

Alternative  finance-focused investment trusts are paying above the average in the Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) debt sector, with some providing investors with returns of up to eight per cent. (Peer2Peer Finance News)

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Now fintech startup Revolut is getting into loans

Fintech startup Revolut has partnered with a peer-to-peer lender to offer loans to users, its newest product in addition to a current account and money transfers. (CITY A.M.)

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P2P lender Zopa introduces waiting list for new investors

Zopa, the peer-to-peer lender in the U.K., has created a waiting list for investors who want to get access to the online marketplace. (

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Starling Bank, a digital-only UK challenger bank, launches beta

Starling Bank, one of a number of digital-only or so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K., is launching a beta of the app that powers its current account, the first time it has been available beyond a very small group of private testers close to the company. (Tech Crunch)

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