UK Surpasses £11B Cumulative Lending Mark | Crowdfund Insider

Orca, an independent whole of market research service for UK P2P lending, has created a comprehensive guide for investors evaluating P2P lending. “Peer-to-Peer Lending Investor Guide: Innovating an Ancient Credit Model” was created by the Orca team and published on their website today, free to download and embedded below. The authors, Orca Director Samantha McBride and Orca Co-founder Iain Niblock, were motivated by what they saw as a lack of accurate and detailed research available providing insight into the P2P lending market, which is still growing in favor with retail investors but often suffers unjust stigma from the broader investor market.

‘We have now surpassed the £11bn cumulative lending mark in the UK, with half of that coming from the past 18 months,’ said Orca’s Samantha McBride. Click To Tweet

“This is an exciting time for the P2P industry. We have now surpassed the £11bn cumulative lending mark in the UK, with half of that coming from the past 18 months, and are witnessing growing diversity in the marketplace,” analyzed McBride. “With the industry poised for further growth, we decided to write this guide in the hope of supporting P2P investors and potential investors to better understand the asset class, by highlighting the benefits and, perhaps more importantly, the risks, while dispelling some commonplace myths.”

Orca’s analytic service recorded a new milestone for the asset class this month – £11bn cumulatively lent, all-time in the UK. With over 200,000 active investors and 30% of market share attributed to institutional investment, UK P2P lending is maintaining its growth trajectory, set for a market value of £15bn by 2020. In 2017 year-to-date, £3.4bn has been invested across P2P lending platforms, which is over £100m more than the 2016 total lent figure, according to the Guide. While the industry has seen significant developments in the past year there’s still reluctance from intermediaries to adopt the…

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