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Peer-to-peer lending and financial innovation in the United Kingdom

Written by David Bholat on Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending — direct lending between lenders and borrowers online outside traditional financial intermediaries like banks — first emerged in the United Kingdom and the world with the launch of Zopa in 2005. Our paper provides a quantitative analysis of nearly 14 million loan agreements. We lay bare the history of P2P lending from its beginning, showing the regional geography of P2P lending in the United Kingdom. We suggest that the history of P2P lending can shed light on financial innovation in general. We base our conclusions on four semi-structured interviews with the founders of the three most significant UK P2P platforms (Zopa, RateSetter, and Funding Circle).

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Rethinking Banking

Written by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, 20 April 2016.

1460557301131.2Thousands of new business models are sprouting up in the finance industry; investors are betting billions on the Fintech scene. While it may be surprising at first glance, traditional banks are among those profiting from this transformation.

London: The new hub for entrepreneurs

Written by Julie Meyer on Friday, 11 December 2015.

I arrived in London on 24 July, 1998 with a work permit and an attitude, knowing that what was happening in Palo Alto, where I hail from, would hit like a tsunami on these shores.

Innovation - Invention Is Only Half The Story

Written by Nasir Zubairi on Wednesday, 12 December 2012.

"Innovation" - one of the most hackneyed terms of our era. Though I have perfected the cover-up of the reflexive reaction over time, I silently wince when I hear or read it and am certain the flash in my eyes is susceptible to any astute observer.