In the news - 02.09.16

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The latest news from the world of Alternative Finance and FinTech

Zopa doubles lending in 2015, heading to profitable 2017

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Zopa doubled to £532 million the amount of money lent through the platform in 2015 from £265 million in 2014, the company said in a blog post over the weekend. (SMN Weekly)

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Zopa posts £8.9m loss for 2015, up 45 per cent from previous year

The UK’s oldest and largest marketplace lending outfit posted an £8.9m loss in 2015, despite nearly doubling its revenues. (AltFi)

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‘No evidence’ of peer-to-peer investors underestimating risk, says P2PFA

An expected rise in the number of peer-to-peer (P2P) investors since interest rates dropped will not lead to a lack of knowledge regarding the risks involved, the sector’s key association has claimed. (Bridging and Commercial)

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What does the future hold for mutant equity crowdfunding?

For the first time since the industry emerged in 2011, according to Beauhurst data, the number of successful equity crowdfunding campaigns fell in the first half of this year. It is therefore an appropriate moment to reassess what the sector’s future may look like. (City A.M.)

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Peer-to-peer lending: the risks and rewards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has exploded since Zopa pioneered the service in 2005. Since then, 150,000 people have lent about £5.8 billion through P2P platforms. (Money Wise)

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