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Alternative lenders boost from Autumn Statement

3 December 2014

Fenton Burgin, Head of UK Debt Advisory at Deloitte, comments:

“Against a backdrop of traditional banks facing increasing capital and regulatory pressures, we fully support today’s moves to support alternative lenders, peer to peer lending platforms and financial technology (fintech) firms.

“Low interest rates mean that retail investors are looking for yield and the Chancellor’s moves to look to include peer to peer loans and other debt based securities in Isas will be welcomed. In addition, investors will now be able to offset any losses through P2P activity against their tax liability in much the same way as banks are able to do. The big picture is that the Chancellor is looking to remove barriers to the growth of alternative lending platforms and this has to be a good thing for mid cap corporates looking to raise growth finance.

The improved landscape should make it easier for individuals to invest in the mid-cap corporate space, which has been traditionally the preserve of traditional lenders.”

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Will Black
Deloitte LLP
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