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Scam Alert: Fintech Zopa Warns that Many Fraudsters are Using Emails and Texts to Find and Target Unsuspecting Consumers

Fintech Zopa, which offers online lending services in a fund based fashion, has warned that scammers have been taking advantage of the current situation. According to a report from Action Fraud, victim losses due to the fraudulent activity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in March… Read More

Fintech Zopa Reveals that Most Experts Say Consumer Lending Performance will be Less Volatile than Property Development, Business Lending During Coronavirus Crisis

Fintech Zopa, which provides online lending services in a fund based fashion, notes that during these challenging times, the company has noticed how peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms have taken varied approaches to mitigate the disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Zopa team explains that… Read More

Fintech Zopa Says Customers May Access their Loan “As Usual” Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

Fintech Zopa, which recently celebrated 15 years of operation, says that its services are up and running, even during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Zopa, which provides online lending services in a fund based fashion, notes in a blog post that customers can access their loan… Read More

Once Viewed as Disaggregating, Fintechs Now Re-bundling Financial Services

For a long time, Fintechs were viewed as slicing and dicing various services that banks and other financial services firms provided as part of a cafeteria of offerings. Take online lending for example, marketplaces and direct lenders targeted SME loans and consumer credit as a… Read More

Digital Banking: Starling Bank Recognized as Best British Bank, Other Fintechs Receive Awards

Starling Bank, a digital-only bank, has been voted ‘Best British Bank’ for a third consecutive year at the British Bank Awards. Other Fintechs were on the list too. Revolut, another digital bank, was recognized as the “Innovation of the Year.” Monzo was noted as offering… Read More

Happy Birthday Zopa: Fintech Doyenne Turns 15

Fintech Zopa is celebrating 15 years of operation. Founded in 2005, Zopa was the one platform to launch an entire sector of Fintech as it became the first peer to peer lending platform in the UK. Today, Zopa still offers online lending in a more… Read More

Starling Bank Investing in Zopa Loans: Report

UK based digital bank Starling Bank is investing in P2P loans originated on the Zopa platform, according to a report in AltFi. The write-up quotes a Starling Bank representative that explained the arrangement: “Starling is in a unique position among neobanks of having a very… Read More

£7.4 Million in Equity Funding for P2P Platforms was Secured in 2019 on Seedrs, Meanwhile the P2P Industry Continues to Iterate and Change

Peer-to-peer lenders reportedly raised over £7 million (appr. $9.1 million) to fund the ongoing development of their platforms via crowdfunding in 2018. Overall, Fintech has been a hot sector of crowdfunding with many big names in the emerging financial services sector recognizing the benefits of… Read More

P2P Lender Zopa Raises £140 Million as it Nears Launch of Digital Bank

Peer to peer lending platform Zopa raised £140 million, the company’s largest funding round since launch. According to a note from Zopa, the additional capital will enable Zopa’s banking entity to “fulfill its regulatory capital requirements.” This is key to removing its current restrictions on… Read More

Report: P2P Lender Zopa Nears Launch of Digital Bank Offshoot in the United Kingdom

Zopa, a peer-to-peer (P2P) money lending platform that allows borrowers and lenders to deal directly with each other (cutting out the banks who serve as intermediaries), is nearing the launch of its new digital bank offshoot in the United Kingdom. The company will conduct a… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

In Advance of Full Banking License, Fintech Zopa Looks to Raise $235 Million

Zopa, the first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK and the only platform to have actually experienced a recession, received a provisional bank license in late 2018 as it looks to transition from an online lender and investment platform to a digital… Read More

Zopa Warns Consumers that 2/3 of Loan Applications Don’t Receive Advertised Interest Rate

Peer to peer lender and digital bank Zopa is out with note highlighting the fact that consumers too frequently do not receive the interest rate they expect when applying for a loan. In fact, Zopa states that an astounding two-thirds of loan applicants are offered… Read More

British Bank Awards: Starling Wins Best Bank, Zopa Recognized as Best Personal Loan Provider

The British Bank Awards, an event that aspires to be the “Oscars of the banking world,” has revealed their 2019 winners. Now in its fifth year of operation, the British Bank Awards are run by Smart Money People a review and insight platform for financial… Read More

Zopa’s Latest Report Reveals 1 in 3 Brits in the Dark on Cash ISA Rate

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Wednesday its new research revealed that millions of people across the UK do not know the rate of interest on their Cash ISA, which means billions of pounds are potentially languishing in accounts earning little or no interest… Read More

Zopa Appoints Former Virgin Management CEO Gordon McCallum As New Chairman

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Thursday it has appointed former Virgin Management CEO, Gordon McCallum as new Chairman as it prepares to take on Britain’s largest banks. This news comes just a couple of months after Zopa announced it has received authorization from both the Financial… Read More

Zopa Receives Banking License, Says it Will Redefine Banking with New Fintech Service

Zopa to Offer “Feel Good Money” Digital Bank Peer to peer lender Zopa has received authorization from both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to operate its much anticipated digital challenger bank. Initially, Zopa will operate with a bank license… Read More

Future Digital Bank & P2P Lender Zopa Raises £60 Million, Plans for Expansion [u]

Zopa, the UK’s largest consumer peer to peer lending platform, has closed on a £60 million funding round – its largest capital raise to date. This most recent funding round was partially announced back in August when Zopa reported it had raised £44 million. The new capital… Read More

HMRC: Investors have Placed £290 Million in Innovative Finance ISAs

A note from Zopa shares the fact that UK investors placed over £290 million into the relatively new Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA. The amount put in IFISAs by investors reached £290 million during the 2017/18 tax year, which is pegged at 8 times more than… Read More

P2P Lender Zopa Funds CommuterClub Loans

Peer to peer lender Zopa is now helping commuters pay for their travelcard in the UK. In a brief note last week, the UK’s largest consumer online lender announced that it has partnered with CommuterClub to provide loans for annual season tickets. The value for… Read More

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