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FCA to IFAs: P2P due diligence is your responsibility

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instructed independent financial advisers (IFAs) that they are obliged to “form their own opinion” of the r…

Financial advisors cautious ahead of IFISA arrival

Financial advisors are cautious but optimistic about alternative finance ahead of the arrival of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) next month, accordi…

HMRC: P2P loans to be pooled in new IFISA

HMRC has confirmed that financial advisers will after all be permitted to use “aggregator platforms” to diversify loans within the Innovative Finance…

P2P lending increasingly popular, NYHFR report reveals

Alternative investors must embrace peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms if they want to diversify their investments in the banking and financial sectors, acc…

JPMorgan chief hints at growing partnerships with P2P lenders

The CEO of US multinational banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. has signalled that he anticipates growing partnerships between banking leviathans …

FLS business lending falls while P2P hits record high

Business loan volumes from UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders continued to grow vigorously in the fourth quarter of 2015, while net loan flows to SMEs fro…

Other News & Blogs

How To Buy It: Expert Tips on Watches

All watch brands with a very few exceptions will depreciate immediately after purchase. There are a few such as the grand complication Patek Philippes which are in such short supply and high demand that they can immmediately be sold for a profit.

Why peer-to-peer loans are a more intuitive product for retail investors than equity

The peer-to-peer lending sector in the United Kingdom is much larger than the equity crowdfunding sector. There are many reasons for this, not least of which is the significant demand from consumers and small businesses for credit that is not fulfil…

Snuff boxes at the Pawn Shop

For centuries the we have been drawn to the exquisite craftmanship and design of snuff boxes.   As the name suggests, these boxes were made to keep snuff. It kept the product dry and accessible for usage. When snuff first came into use in the 15…

Gold

Can gold be a good investment? Gold is unarguably a perfect metal for designing jewellery; the most obvious reason being the colour, but also as it is easy to work with, does not age or tarnish, alloy well with other metals and can easily be recyc…