P2P Weekly: Mainstream Move

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Audrey White
22nd February 2016

“P2P sheds ‘alternative’ label and moves into mainstream,” Financial Times

“This is not just finance ‘by the people, to the people’ any more. Increasingly it’s about big business now,” said Warren Mead, a head of financial technology at advisory firm KPMG.

“Africa’s big banks are betting on fintech startups and bitcoin to beat disruption,” Quartz

Financial technology has been crucial to many Africans for years, as telcos gave many people access to finance for the first time. Now, more banks are working to popularize international fintech solutions like bitcoin and blockchain throughout the continent.

“Peer-to-peer lending: everything you need to know about the leading websites,” The Telegraph

Thorough analysis of Britain’s four biggest lenders from The Telegraph.

“Online P2P lenders eye high street move,” Financial Times

More online lenders are pursuing brick-and-mortar opportunities. For example, mortgage lender LendInvest hopes purchase an existing “offline” lender.

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