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PODCAST: Zopa Talks Fintech Realities

Launching more than a decade ago, Zopa is a London fintech veteran and the peer-to-peer businesses has now lent more than GBP1.5bn (USD2.2bn) across its platform. Here co-founder and executive chairman Giles Andrews talks about the growing pains of...

Read More07 Jun 16
Fintech Needs To Be More Personal

The personal touch is going to be key to the success of fintech. That’s the view of Nutmeg’s former CEO Nick Hungerford and Zopa’s CMO Amy Miller speaking at the Shift Technology conference. Their point is simple - most financial companies are...

Read More25 May 16
London Bids To Be Fintech World Capital

What are London’s chances of becoming the world’s leading fintech capital? Well if you ask London’s financial executives pretty good. In fact, 92% of them say that they are confident the UK can become the world leader in fintech. "Fintech has...

Read More05 Apr 16
Sinking The Loan Sharks - Online Lending Is Just Getting Started

Another week, another online lender notches up a big investment round. This time it’s Germany’s Kreditech, which is closing its Series C round at USD103m. This is another success for European fintech and further proof that there’s plenty of life...

Read More24 Mar 16
Education Is Online Lending's Biggest Challenge

One of the many consequences of the financial crisis was the swift drop in bank lending to small businesses. Many online lending platforms got their start by filling this gap. For those lending money it offered a healthy return in a time of record low...

Read More01 Mar 16
INTERVIEW: “You have to earn trust,” – Zopa Co-Founder & CEO

From dog walking and ridesharing to financial services, peer-to-peer models are gaining significant traction as consumers and businesses start looking for better deals. It was a different story back in 2005 when Zopa launched its P2P lending business...

Read More18 Jul 14
Share The Wealth - 5 P2P Lending Companies To Watch

From entrepreneur's looking for that little extra boost to get their idea up and running, to businesses seeking a small fund to help growth, the P2P lending market has grown significantly in the last few years. P2P lending is becoming more and more...

Read More30 Jun 14
Zopa bags funding for peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending company Zopa has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by Augmentum Capital, with participation from Forward Venture Partners,  Bessemer Venture Partners and Wellington Partners. The London-based firm lets users...

Read More10 Dec 12
UK lending startup Zopa to launch in US and Italy

UK-based Zopa, the online marketplace where people can lend and borrow money, plans to launch in the US and Italy this week according to TechCrunch UK. The startup, which has raised nearly USD18m in two rounds of VC funding, launched in 2005 and is led...

Read More03 Dec 07
Online P2P money exchange, Lending Club, raises USD10.26m

Online P2P money exchange, Lending Club raised USD10.26m in funding led by Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Lending Club is an online lending and borrowing exchange which claims more than 135,000 members. It says it wants to use the money to...

Read More23 Aug 07

Live Global News 8

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”
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Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana: Here’s Why We’re Building a Bank
Read More01 Apr 17 Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed
UK P2P Platform MarketInvoice Appoints Giles Andrews As New Chairman
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Zopa Celebrates Plus Products 1st Birthday
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Zopa, Funding Circle UK, Lemonade Among Winners of the 2017 LendIt Awards
Read More09 Mar 17 Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed
Superbrand: Zopa is Awarded Superbrand Status
Read More27 Feb 17Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed