Articles

Scalable Capital Review: Loan Book Analysis

2 August, 2017
A comprehensive review of leading UK robo-advisor, Scalable Capital, addressing risk suitability, portfolio composition, fees and more.

Peer-to-Peer Lending: An IFA's Dilemma

2 August, 2017
Peer-to-peer lending is considered unsuitable for their clients by most IFAs in the UK. We explore why, offering our thoughts on some unfair assumptions.

Zopa Review: Loan Book Analysis

2 August, 2017
The following article, Zopa Review, analyses Zopa (founded in 2005), the first peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform to launch in the UK and globally. The platform allows investors to lend money to consumers seeking personal loans to purchase cars, consolidate debt or to fund home renovations. Zopa has facilitated more personal loans than any other provider and in July 2017 had lent a cumulative £2.44bn, marginally behind Funding Circle’s £2.47bn. Zopa currently boasts 60,000 lenders on its pla

Orca Company News: R&D Grant for Orca from Invest NI and the EU

2 August, 2017
Orca Analytics project part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland co financed by the EU Regional Development Fund.

Understanding Peer-to-Peer Lending Liquidity

26 July, 2017
Peer-to-peer lending is considered to be an illiquid asset class, but this can be used to positive effect under best practices. We explore.

P2P Investing: Guidance on Principal Considerations

19 July, 2017
With 12 years of market maturity there are now a range of different P2P investment options. Here are some tips and considerations when researching P2P lending.

P2P Lending: Borrower Classes Explained

12 July, 2017
There are three sub-sectors in P2P lending; consumer, business and property. We take a closer look at these sectors to determine how they are driving P2P growth

Orca Celebrates Peer to Peer Lending UK Surpassing £10 Billion Mark

5 July, 2017
P2P has grown rapidly in 12 years. Orca celebrates this latest milestone through an Infographic, highlighting the diversity within the industry.

P2P Mythbuster: 6 Peer-to-Peer Lending Myths Debunked

28 June, 2017
Peer-to-peer Lending is often misunderstood by media commentators, investors and wider financial services market. Orca is keen to set the record straight.

Peer-to-Peer Lending as an Asset Class

21 June, 2017
P2P is an attractive asset class for investors, institutions and non-institutional investors alike, but where does it fit in a broader investment portfolio?

P2P Risks: Professional analysis of the safety of peer-to-peer Lending

16 June, 2017
'Peer to peer' lending is growing at an incredible rate, but the returns must be carefully weighed against the risks.

Institutional Involvement in UK Peer-to-Peer Lending

14 June, 2017
Institutional involvement in UK peer-to-peer lending remains low relative to the US, where institutions represent more than two thirds of the market.