Zopa Blog

News, updates and other ramblings, straight from the horse's mouth.

What would a Bank of England interest rate increase mean for lenders?

22 Jul 2014

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, recently suggested during his Mansion House speech that an interest raise rise “could happen sooner than markets currently expect”, leading many analysts to suggest it may happen as early as the end of this year.

Zopa's Summer Party

18 Jul 2014

Recently we celebrated our ninth birthday with over 350 Zopa customers at our annual summer party. We saw a wide range of both lenders and borrowers join our team for a few drinks and nibbles at the Fable Bar close to Zopa’s offices in London.

What's your debt age?

08 Jul 2014

Did you know that the average Briton has £4.5k of credit card debts? These debts can take up to 17 years to pay off, but most of us aren’t aware of our true ‘debt age’.

Five need to know things about peer-to-peer lending

27 Jun 2014

You may have only just heard about peer-to-peer lending (P2P) but it is older than you think as we (Zopa) invented the concept back in 2004, and have been lending other people’s money for over nine years. We therefore like to think we know a thing or two about it. And although we have now been around for almost a decade, there are still some things we think you should know about us.

Zopa does the Moneywise awards double

13 Jun 2014

Brazil weren’t the only triumphant team yesterday evening as Zopa stormed the MoneyWise Customer Service Awards 2014 with a double win. Scooping the award for Most Trusted Loan Provider for a record fifth year in a row, Zopa then took the prize for Most Trusted Specialist as a lender later in the evening.