In the news - 19.08.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Treasury set to amend P2P ISA rules to allow bonds


HM Treasury has confirmed debt securities like bonds will be held within the Innovative Finance Isa, as well as the ‘simple’ loans offered by the peer-to-peer (P2P) sector. (FT Adviser)

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P2P Lending Research Firm 4th Way Rates UK Platforms

4thWay, a research and rating firm that wants to be the “Morningstar” of peer to peer lending, has published a list of P2P lenders that have achieved their highest rating of 5/5 stars or “PLUSes”. (Crowdfund Insider)

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Assetz Capital Receives 5-Star Rating From Defaqto

Assetz Capital announced on Monday it received a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto in the independent financial information business’ first “Loan Based Crowdfunding” analysis. The UK-based lender is considered one of only four peer-to-peer finance platforms to have achieved the highest rating awarded by Defaqto. (Crowdfund Insider)

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UK inflation rate rises to 0.6% - ‘savers’ returns are being eaten up by inflation’

The Office for National Statistics has announced that consumer inflation rose to 0.6% in July, up from 0.5% in June, but some lenders see this as an opportunity for investment. (Bridging and Commercial)

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When will private banks offer marketplace lending investments?

James Levy, founder of Clearwater Private Investment, argues there are several benefits to P2P and marketplace lending that institutional investors should take note of. (AltFi)

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UK Is Still a World Leader for Fintech

A recent report by the All-Parliamentary Group (APPG) has reiterated confidence in the U.K.’s entrepreneurship and innovation in the long term despite Britain’s recent vote to exit from the European Union. (Cryptocoin News)

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