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Social lending. A prospectus investment

  • January 2014
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  • 15 pages

Introduction

Social Loans has been developing successfully over few years now. The social lending operation is based on one simple yet revolutionary principle - people lend money to each other.

Features and benefits

* This work presents the development and value of the social lending market in the UK as well as in the US.
* This work focuses on the reasons behind the sudden evolution of the social lending markets.

Highlights

The UK social lending market alone is foreseen to be worth £1bn (approximately $1.6bn) by 2016 according to Bank of England, provided it continues to grow at its current speed.
There are three main players in the UK social lending market. the biggest, and oldest, is Zopa with over £399.2m worth of lending, followed by Funding Circle with £163.4m lent to British businesses and RateSetter with £121m lent since the beginning of their businesses.

Your key questions answered

* What reasons stand behind the great popularity of the social lending?
* What is the present value of the social lending market in the UK?
* How big is the social lending industry in the US?

Table Of Contents

Social lending. A prospectus investment
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
BILLIONS LENT THROUGH SOCIAL LENDING WEBSITES WORLDWIDE
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Social lending is on the rise in the UK
The US social lending market is the biggest in the world totaling to over $2.3bn
SOCIAL LENDING PAYS BETTER INTERESTS RATES THAN BANKS BUT CARRIES MORE RISK
Social lending portals offer much greater percentage rates compared to standard banks accounts.
Social lending is riskier than bank accounts
Social lending offers lower liquidity
Social lending offers mutual benefits
Social lending offer lower then banks loans
SOCIAL LENDING WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
Social lending becomes more convenient than banks
The stream of funds is increasing through social lending
Social lending services are differentiating
The British government invested £100m to small businesses through alternative lending channels
CONCLUSIONS
Social lending is set to continue to grow fast
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