Iain Niblock

CEO

Iain Niblock

Introducing the Orca ISA

Orca launches a first of its kind Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), allowing investors to spread their money across multiple peer to peer lenders.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
2 min read

Orca Peer to Peer Lending Investor Guide

Orca offer an extensive guide to the UK P2P lending market (peer to peer lending). This guide includes an explanation of peer to peer lending and much more...
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
1 min read

P2P Rates Rising in Consumer Lending

The UK’s three largest consumer lending P2P platforms Zopa, RateSetter and Lending Works have all raised investor rates in the past year.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
3 min read

Growth Street Review

Growth Street is a peer to peer lending platform which facilitates short-term, 30 days loans to businesses for lines of credit. The expected return is 5.3% and all loans are secured. Here is our Growth Street review.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
4 min read

Innovative Finance ISA Showing New Signs of Success

The HMRC publishes ISA statistics every August, relating to the previous tax year. The alternative lending industry cry success immediately after any Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) figures are released, while mainstream financial media have reported the arrival of the IFISA as a damp squib.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
3 min read

Funding Circle Reveals in Preparation for Its IPO

Funding Circle, the largest peer to peer lending platform in the UK, and one of the most recognised brands in the global P2P market, is set to float. We look under the hood of the platform including at its IPO registration document.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
5 min read

Taking the ‘Peer’ out of Peer to Peer Lending

The FCA has proposed changes to the regulatory framework which governs peer to peer lending (and other crowdfunding investments). We respond to changes which may stifle market growth and innovation.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
5 min read

British Pearl: An Interview with Ali Celiker, CEO

British Pearl offers property backed share and loan investments. In this exclusive interview, we talk to British Pearl CEO, Ali Celiker, about his motivations to create British Pearl, how the platform works, what the plans are for the future, and much more.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
6 min read

An Interview Uma Rajah, CEO of CapitalRise

Over the past year we've caught up on numerous occasions with CapitalRise and given their unique approach to the market we wanted to share an interview with their CEO, Uma Rajah.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
5 min read

An Interview with Yann Murciano, CEO of Blend Network

Blend Network launched in the summer of 2017 and have grown it's loan book to over £3 million. Orca recently caught up with CEO of Blend Network, Yann Muricano to learn more about the P2P lending platform.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
4 min read

UK P2P Platforms: Where is the Global Ambition?

The EU P2P market has always been dominated by UK lending, however returns and accessibility for cross-border investing has been a limitation comparative to other P2P Eurozone players. We explore and highlight UK platform requirements for foreign investors.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
4 min read

Landbay Review: Platform Health

Landbay recently closed a £1.25 million crowdfuning round on Seedrs. Landbay specialises in P2P buy-to-let mortgages and recently surpassed £120m cumulatively lent since forming the platform in 2014. We analyse the health of the platform in terms of financials and personnel.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
4 min read