AltFi News - 06.01.17

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IFAs want to see P2P lenders survive a downturn 


The head of the trade body for independent financial advisers (IFAs) has said that its members will be less cautious about recommending peer-to-peer finance investments to their clients if the industry can survive a downturn. (P2P Finance News)

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Funding Circle secures additional financing from UK government

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has secured £40m from the UK government to support small businesses amid concern that the Brexit vote could constrain credit. (Subscription required) (The Financial Times)

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Landbay Kicks Off 2017 By Launching New Professional Landlord Products

Landbay, a peer-to-peer lending platform, is now offering new products for professional landlords. The lender will now offer standard term tracker at 3.88% to 65% loan-to-value, along with offering fixed rate products from 4.2%, an HMO tracker starting at 3.98% and an expat tracker starting at 4.38%. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Equity crowdfunding's leading founders predict what's in store for the sector in 2017

Equity crowdfunding will look even more grown up by Christmas 2017. More regulation is coming to the sector: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it’ll consult this year on new rules, in a bid to improve protection for retail investors and increase transparency around financial promotions. (CITY A.M.)

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Brexit: banks consider whether to start moving business out of UK

Brexit could have an impact on the City in the coming months as banks decide whether to implement contingency plans to ensure they retain access to the remaining 27 EU member states by moving business out of the UK. (The Guardian)

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UK digital-only bank Monese raises $10 million

The UK's digital challenger banks continue to attract investors' attention, with Monese the latest to raise funding in the form of a £8 million ($10 million) round. This brings the total raised by the firm to £13 million ($16 million). (Business Insider UK)

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