P2P Lending Has Come Of Age, Declares FT

A university graduation ceremony.

The Financial Times reported on Monday that peer-to-peer lending has come of age as an alternative asset class. Registered subscribers to Another Crowd may already have read the story in yesterday's News Briefing. I

t's a significant endorsement for the industry from an influential newspaper. But what is it mean to lenders and borrowers? Read opn, and we'll tell you.

Call To Crowd - Help SMEs Build Homes

Homes under construction, surrounded by scaffolding

Property crowdfunding platforms may have a role to play solving the crisis in Britain's housing market. We look at recent research by the National House Building Council Foundation (NHBC) and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), and whether there are opportunities for ordinary investors.

Mind The Gap In P2P Lending Data

Mind the Gap sign on platform in front of tube train

If the UK's peer-to-peer lenders want to attract more money from investors, especially into IFISA accounts, they are going to have toimprove the information they make available to potential investors. 

We look at the challenges involved in making PP lending an appealing proposition to independent financial advisers (IFAs) and a proposal to introduce standardised reporting.