The run up to the UK's General Election in early June shows strong interest in the alternative finance and financial-technology (FinTech) sectors.
Our friends at the Mortgage Finance Gazette report on the latest research from Livingstone, an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm, which "shows that the specialist lending market continued its post-referendum recovery between January and May this year with a continuation of the confidence seen in in the second half of 2016.
"Livingstone's research into the specialist lending market revealed that the 15 publicly-quoted lenders surveyed reported an average growth in loan books of 24% year-on-year, with average returns on equity remaining attractive at 19% (post-tax).
"The report also found that private equity activity in the UK specialist lending market increased markedly in the first five months of 2017, with over £3 billion of new capital deployed into a range of verticals, with motor finance (£1 billion) and life time mortgages (£0.3 billion) particularly active."
A new loan offering is just up on the Money&co. site – although there are some temporary display difficulties – and the new offer is only visible to registered users as we write. We're fixing this, and the new loan will be more prominently displayed soon.
Money&Co. P2P loan performance
Money&Co. is in the P2P business-lending sub-sector of crowdfunding. And is part of the fast-growing trend in crowdfunding loans. Money&Co. lenders have achieved returns of almost 9 per cent - before deduction of our one per cent fee - in the three years and nearly £10 million of loans facilitated on our platform.
We shall be posting new loan offerings on site soon. Meanwhile, our secondary loan market, offering existing loans for sale by lenders, is available to registered Money&Co. users. All loans can be held, tax-free, in an Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account, or Innovative Finance ISA.
If you haven't made a loan via Money&Co. before, please read the risk warnings and the FAQ section. You may also wish to consult a financial adviser before making an investment.