In the news - 12.08.16

The Marketing Eye Newsletter

The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

UK regulator responds to government questions on P2P regulations


Back in June, Andrew Tyrie, the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, wrote to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) asking how it addresses the risks and opportunities presented by peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and "related markets." (Business Insider)

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CMA issues final report on competition in banking

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - British banks will from 2018 have to share customers' data with third parties who can then show how much could be saved by using other lenders, the competition watchdog said on Tuesday. (Yahoo Finance)

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Challengers lambast competition watchdog's report for focusing on technology and ignoring red tape issues

Challenger banks have lambasted the competition watchdog for squandering a rare opportunity for change in a sector dominated by larger players. (CITY A.M.)

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FundingKnight to boost loan book after acquisition

Gary Mealing, head of property lending at FundingKnight, explained to Bridging & Commercial that the company expects a large increase in activity after GLI Finance acquired its remaining shareholding. (Bridging and Commercial)

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GLI Finance issues 23m new shares

GLI Finance announced that it had placed 23m new ordinary shares at 31p to raise £7.1m. (Digital Look)

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FSCS protection would be spark that ignites crowdfunding and p2p lending growth – and finally levels playing field with banks

MRM's Richard Wheat believes recent proposals by the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), could be catalyst for explosive growth in the alternative finance sector. (AltFi)

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What does a drop in interest rates mean for SME P2P lenders?

Kevin Caley, founder and chairman of ThinCats reveals how he believes lower interest rates will impact p2p lending. (AltFi)

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Britain's fintech sector seeks light at end of Brexit tunnel

Six weeks after Britain's vote to leave the European Union threw London's future as a leading global fintech hub into doubt, there are tentative signs the country's reputation for innovation in financial services will survive. (Reuters)

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