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Crowdfunding Coming Soon: Have Your Share!

30 August, 2018
This week, we are proud to announce that we will soon be crowdfunding on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform. You will be able to invest when the campaign goes live in the near future.

An Interview with P2PFA New Chair, Paul Smee

29 August, 2018
This is an interview we conducted with the recently appointed new Chair of the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), Paul Smee. Paul Smee discusses the FCA implementation review, whether or not changing P2PFA operating principles was to accommodate Funding Circle, and his background.

P2P Beginners: What Is an Innovative Finance ISA?

23 August, 2018
In this P2P beginners mini-guide, we ask the question: 'What is an Innovative Finance ISA?' find out more about what it is, how it works, and the rules.

Peer to Peer Property Investing: What You Need to Know

22 August, 2018
Octopus Choice provides insight into peer-to-peer property investing, including what to look out for when weighing up if it's right for you. This is a guest post.

Peer to Peer Lending v Balance Sheet Lending

15 August, 2018
Alternative lending covers a broad scope of lending structures, peer to peer lending is one, balance sheet lending is another. While both seem fairly closely aligned, we highlight the key differences: peer to peer lending v balance sheet lending.

P2P Beginners: What Are the Risks in Peer to Peer Lending?

10 August, 2018
This is the third in our mini-guide series for P2P beginners. This week we address peer to peer lending risks, what they are and how P2P lending platforms mitigate these risks.

Ask the Investor: Richard Interview

8 August, 2018
In this new series of 'Ask the Investor' interview posts, we talk to an experienced peer to peer investor about his motivations to invest, perception of the asset class and advice to new P2P investors.

P2P Beginners: Why Invest in Peer to Peer Lending?

27 July, 2018
In this P2P beginners mini-guide we address the question, what are the benefits of peer to peer lending? Read on to find out why people are investing in peer to peer lending.

How Do Platforms Evaluate Peer to Peer Loans?

25 July, 2018
Appraising peer to peer loans is a core function of any peer to peer lending platform. We explore how they evaluate the quality of borrowers to mitigate risk for investors.

P2P Beginners: What is Peer to Peer Lending?

12 July, 2018
In our first in a new series of P2P Beginners mini-guides, we discuss 'what is peer to peer lending?' covering how it works and who is involved.

Ask the Investor: Geoff Interview

11 July, 2018
In this new series of 'Ask the Investor' interview posts, we talk to an experienced peer to peer investor about his motivations to invest, perception of the asset class and advice to new P2P investors.

How much do you know about P2P? Prizes available!

4 July, 2018
Are you a fan of P2P? Are you a fan of quizzes with great prizes? If yes, then Orca’s ‘P2P Lending Challenge' is for you! For the next month, we’re asking “how much do you really know about P2P lending?”, offering prizes to those who demonstrate superior knowledge. What is the challenge? A quiz. Simple, but fun. The quiz is designed to test your knowledge of peer to peer lending (P2P). Varing in difficulty, the questions span the market in terms of the asset class’s history, platforms, produc