News, updates and other ramblings, straight from the horse's mouth.
18 Dec 2014
We’ve all read numerous reports over recent years which state that the government has once again raised the “retirement age”. In six years’ time this will be 66 for both men and women while later in the 2020s it will rise to 67. But in fact, the only thing directly affected by these legislative changes is the age at which you can start claiming your state pension.
17 Dec 2014
This latest release to My Zopa aims to make it easier to understand how lending works so you can make more informed decisions based on how much money is queued, where your money is, and how quickly the queues are moving.
16 Dec 2014
There can be no clearer sign that a trend has crossed over into the mainstream than when the government commissions a report into it.
12 Dec 2014
Yesterday marked a significant milestone in the evolution of peer-to-peer finance with the American P2P firm Lending Club making its Wall Street debut.
09 Dec 2014
If you are reading this, the chances are you are part of the sharing economy. This is a concept that many of us have heard talked about, and it has even been the subject of a recent government review.
04 Dec 2014
The Autumn Statement, or Pre-Budget Report as Labour used to call it, is normally not a time of great excitement. But with a General Election just six months away, it was hardly surprising that George Osborne managed to offer voters a few sweeteners as well as some apparently positive economic news.
02 Dec 2014
Hello and welcome to my first post. From this week, we are going to use the blog to cover a wider range of topics, from economic trends and money management to new developments in technology and the sharing economy.
01 Dec 2014
We are very happy to announce that Zopa has signed a commercial agreement to provide finance to Flow customers on its innovative, money saving and low carbon boiler.
24 Nov 2014
We value transparency regarding your lending here at Zopa and that is why we are working to provide better visibility to see where your money is in the lending queue. We are working on improving this and updates will be introduced to My Zopa over the coming weeks.
10 Nov 2014
A new report. from Nesta and the University of Cambridge highlights how the UK alternative finance sector has more than doubled in the last year and is set to grow to $4.4bn in 2015.
04 Nov 2014
Us Brits love our homes, we consider them to be our castles and the main asset we own. We also love the odd bit of DIY, although most of us would probably admit that we are less handy in reality. With the housing market currently adding huge amounts to the value of homes across the country, at Zopa, we thought it would be good to show which area of your home can provide the most return on investment (ROI) and add the most value to your property.
27 Oct 2014
Over the coming weeks we’ll be making some changes to the logged in account pages for lenders, called My Zopa.
17 Oct 2014
The government has today confirmed plans to include peer-to-peer lending in ISAs following an initial announcement in this year's Budget. The consultation paper published today by the Treasury explores how P2P could be included in the ISA structure and a consultation period is now underway to gather feedback on how to best incorporate P2P into ISAs.
16 Oct 2014
With the costs of bringing up a child spiralling in the UK, British parents could be forgiven for hoping that their offspring will be off their hands (and wallets) by the time they reach adulthood. However, our latest research reveals that children continue to cost their parents an average of £32,664 through early adulthood (between the ages of 18 and 30).
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