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P2P news round up June 2016

Here’s our P2P news round-up for June, starting with the month’s biggest news.

The P2P take on Brexit

You can read what our CEO, Jaidev, said in his blog post and also listen to our chairman, Giles, discuss it in a special edition of the London Fintech Podcast. Crowdfund Insider covered Jaidev’s thoughts on Brexit and AltFi news provided a helpful round-up of reactions from the major P2P leaders.

Meanwhile, other publications have been ruminating on the impact of Brexit on P2P and the broader fintech industry. The FT looked at the challenges to funding and recruitment that the economic uncertainty and exit from the single market might bring. The BBC and the Telegraph covered the investment gap facing UK small businesses, and the implications of a potential hiatus of funding into UK platforms from the European Investment Bank.

Meanwhile, at Zopa…

We had an exciting haul of awards in June, and Crowdfund Insider covered that we won the Most Trusted Loan Provider at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards for the seventh year in a row.

Crowdfund Insider also profiled Jaidev, getting his thoughts on service transparency and the future of fintech.

At the beginning of June, we released our research that found people who improve their homes are doing it to live in them for the long term. It was covered by AOL and Moneyfacts.

… and in the world of fintech

The FT Alphaville blog analysed UK peer-to-peer lending volumes and the Memo reported that crowdfunding sites have doubled in popularity, with 27 million Brits visiting their website in the first three months of 2016.