Zopa Blog

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

Zopa announces partnership with Metro Bank

20 May 2015

We have today announced that Zopa is partnering with Metro Bank to allow the bank to lend its funds on our platform. This exciting development in the UK's financial services industry is the first partnership between a UK P2P platform and a retail bank. The move will see Metro Bank receive a return by lending millions of pounds each month directly to UK consumers through Zopa.

Bloomberg article explores global P2P growth

19 May 2015

That is the question implied by a recent Bloomberg article which analyses the rapid growth of P2P in the US and around the world.

Yes minister - Consumer champion Ros Altmann named pensions minister

15 May 2015

Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising appointment in David Cameron’s new cabinet this week was that of Dr Ros Altmann as pensions minister.

P2P platform comparisons - AltFi Data

13 May 2015

Earlier this year we wrote that Zopa along with some of its fellow P2P lenders had opened up its loan book to an analyst called AltFi Data.

Zopa partners with Uber to help drivers own their cars

08 May 2015

Zopa has this week announced its first steps into the world of secured lending in a groundbreaking collaboration with Uber, the on-demand car service.

P2PFA members lend over £450m in Q1 2015

01 May 2015

It looks like 2015 is going to be the year when peer-to-peer lending really takes off in the UK if the latest industry statistics are anything to go by.

The fintech revolution is well under way

28 Apr 2015

We often talk about the sharing-economy aspect of peer-to-peer lending on this blog without acknowledging the importance of technological advances to what Zopa does.

The sharing economy generation

24 Apr 2015

The global sharing economy is taking off, and young people are set to be its main drivers. Those are the conclusions of a report published earlier this month by analyst PwC.

Will deflation have an impact on the general election?

21 Apr 2015

Next month’s general election will take place at a strange time for the UK economy. Official figures have just revealed that the main measure of inflation has hit 0% for the first time in half a century.

Bringing great rates and better loans into secured auto-lending

17 Apr 2015

1 in every 600 cars in the UK was financed by an unsecured personal loan from Zopa - in the last 12 months alone Zopa lenders have helped more than 14,000 people buy a car.

Why the electoral roll is important for your credit score

17 Apr 2015

There are less than three weeks to go until this year’s General Election and for people who have not yet signed up to vote, time has almost run out: the deadline for voter registration is next Monday, 20 April.

Bringing great rates and better loans to more UK borrowers

16 Apr 2015

It's 10 years since Zopa matched our first borrower to lenders. Since then we've been on a mission to help everyday people earn more on their money by bringing great rates, and better loans to more sensible borrowers.

How to spring clean your finances

14 Apr 2015

It’s spring and the start of a new tax year, so what better time to have a review of your financial situation.

Zopa meets Create My Case owner Daniel - Video

13 Apr 2015

At Zopa we don't just help out everyday consumers with personal loans we also help some of the 3.5 million sole traders in the UK to get a better deal on a business loan.

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