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Autumn Statement 2014: Bad Debt Protection for Lenders

People who lend money through peer-to-peer  lenders will be protected from bad debt by new policies introduced in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.

In an effort to make the UK a more attractive place for financial technology companies, the government revealed a plan to support P2P lending and crowdfunding platforms through a package of measures designed to remove regulatory and tax obstacles.

These include a new bad debt relief for lending through P2P platforms – allowing lenders to write off bad debt in a similar way to banks. This is something that has been lobbied for since rebuildingsociety first started, so we’re delighted about this. It makes investing much more efficient and we’ll be looking at ways to change our statements to reflect it.

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