“The news article below from our European counterparts is yet another positive indication that peer-to-peer, marketplace, and alternative lending continues to both solidify its staying power on a global scale as well as hold its ground as a legitimate investment instrument. BondMason cites: over half of wealth managers would now recommend direct lending as an alternative to mainstream cash products, growing institutional interest accounts for over half of the money flowing into direct lending — the first time institutional money has topped retail money since the P2P lending industry started, and P2P is predicted to be an ever-increasing component of asset allocations for retail and institutional investors over the next 1-2 years.”
Prime Meridian Capital Management
Bond Mason: Over half of wealth managers would now recommend direct lending as an alternative to mainstream cash products.
BondMason has published its Market Report 2017 reviewing the trends in the UK peer to peer lending market. BondMason is a platform that provides investors a method to diversify their investments across many P2P lending platforms.
According to BondMason’s research, P2P lending is beginning to see a flight to quality as the industry matures and weaker platforms exit the market. BondMason’s numbers indicate that the UK direct lending market totaled £3.2 billion of lending in 2016. This is an increase of 39% versus 2015 but a drop in growth as the industry grew by 91% from 2014 to 2015.