UK P2P Lenders More Engaged Than US In Fast-Growing Market


BI Report - P2P

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The UK's peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market is fast-growing and, per capita, draws more commitment from lenders, according to a report from Business Insider. The report draws on a research document compiled by Business Insider, with supplementary data from Cambridge University and Ernst & Young.

"The UK generated nearly $2.3 billion in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans in 2014, making its alternative lending market the largest in the world on a per capita basis. To illustrate, 72 per cent more lending volume is transacted in the UK than in the US per person.

"The UK's success in P2P lending can be largely attributed to a positive regulatory environment and consumer attitudes that are wary of traditional banking. Now, continental Europe is following UK's lead, generating significant activity over the past three years: countries with large economies that weren't generating any revenue in P2P business lending are processing millions."

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