P2P Lending

Articles, news and analysis on Peer-to-peer lending (P2P)  and finance.


3 alternative finance companies hiring now

The alternative lending market is one of the fastest growing sectors in UK finance; here are three exciting alternative finance start-ups hiring now

Alternative Finance for Business

Funding Circle urged to tighten lending criteria to small businesses

Small businesses that find borrowing money hard will find it even harder, as Funding Circle restricts credit


Where can you get growth funding for your business?

Grant Bergman of Finncap outlines 6 places where scale-ups and growth companies can turn to for finance

Alternative Finance for Business

Property platform hits £1 million in a day

A Cheshire based peer-to-peer crowdfunding property platform has secured over 120 peer-to-peer loans since it formed in 2012.


Building a P2P legacy from the ground up: ArchOver

Angus Dent on the growth of his P2P lending firm, ArchOver three years since its launch.

Alternative Finance for Business

Is alternative finance still alternative?

Considering the prominence of peer-to-peer lending, invoice finance, crowdfunding and other financing platforms, it may be time to strip the sector of its "alternative" monicker.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Funding Circle acquires German SME lender Zencap

Large finance P2P lending platform expands into European markets.


RateSetter latest P2P lender to get business bank cash

Business finance platform RateSetter has secured £10 million of capital from the British business bank as part of the financial institution's efforts to improve SME lending.

Alternative Finance for Business

The rise of peer-to-peer lending in the UK

As managing director of property finance business Folk2Folk, David Brown explains why peer-to-peer is growing through opening up the finance market, and how his business fits in.

Alternative Finance for Business

The biggest players in the UK alternative finance market

To coincide with new FCA regulations set to influence the direction of the alternative funding market in the coming years, GrowthBusiness profiles seven of the most active crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and invoice-based platforms on the market.

Venture Capital Funding

Kantox nets €6.5 million of venture cash to build out its P2P FX exchange platform

Peer-to-peer currency exchange platform Kantox has turned to venture capital to secure the funds its needs to grow.


Zopa looks to build P2P lending offering after netting £15 million investment

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa has raised £15 million of new investment capital ahead of a projected lending target of £500 million by April 2014.