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  • Understand the Primary investment characteristics and risks of P2P lending
  • Get an overview of history and past performance of the UK P2P sector
  • Review key developments in regulation for the sector
  • Learn about government support and institutional involvement in P2P
  • Find updates on how to give advice on P2P investments
  • Explore the different investment options in the P2P market
  • Earn 2 hours of CPD from the CISI, CII and PFS

Brief Overview

Peer-to-Peer lending has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005. Today the sector is responsible for over £7bn of lending cumulatively, and the UK market transacted just over £3 billion in 2016. This growth is far from over, with many analysts predicting the market will continue to expand over 40% annually, reaching £30.3bn by 2022. This report provides a detailed look at the investment case, the history, the current state of the market and the outlook for the future, so readers will be able to approach the sector from a position of knowledge.

“As an alternative investment, Peer to Peer lending combines the benefits of further portfolio diversification as well as delivering clients a source of steady and predictable returns. Today’s low interest rate and low growth environment means financial advisors must seek to offer client’s a more balanced portfolio that moves away from the traditional equity bond allocation. LendingWell is a proud sponsor of the P2P Lending report which, we hope, will become the go-to point of reference guide for financial intermediaries exploring direct lending strategies for their clients.”

Tim Schlesinger

Chief Executive at LendingWell

Comments on the P2P sector

About the sponsor

LendingWell provides a single platform designed specifically to serve retail investors by allowing them to access analyse
and invest into the broad P2P lending market. The platform will offer simple and innovative structured products, including bonds, secured by a diversified portfolio of loans suitable for a mass market retail investor base.