Metro Bank is acquiring peer-to-peer lender RateSetter for up to £12M

Incumbent banks acquiring fintechs is nothing new, and amidst the coronavirus crisis, we can likely expect to see that trend continue. The latest such move comes from publicly listed Metro Bank, which

The mercurial nature of P2P lending

The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such as Fun

After Raising £3.5M Pre-Launch, Lending Works Opens Its P2P Loans Business In UK

A new UK startup is giving P2P lending a go. Competing most directly with Zopa, and RateSetter, London-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lendingworks.co.uk/">Lending Works</a> has opened for b

As UK Gov Eyes Up Regulation, P2P Lender Zopa Raises “Multi-Million Pound” Round Led By Augmentum Capital

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.zopa.com/" title="Zopa">Zopa</a>, the oldest of P2P lending sites, certainly in the UK, has announced that it's raised a new "multi-million pound" round led by Augm

RateSetter, the UK P2P lending site, raises further £600k

<img alt="" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/logo10.png" title="RateSetter" class="shot" width="194" height="136" /><a href="http://www.ratesetter.com/">RateSetter</a>, the UK pee

P2P lending site RateSetter sees £1m lent in two months since launch

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/logo10.png" alt="" title="logo" width="194" height="136" class="shot" /><a href="http://www.ratesetter.com">RateSetter</a>, the UK peer-to-pe