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Will peer-to-peer lending change the personal loans market beyond recognition? Or will increasing regulation and overheads erode its differentiators? Traditional savings products are not attractive at the moment, with typical interest rates for one-year cash ISAs at less than 2%. At the same time, peer-to-peer lenders such as RateSetter and Zopa suggest their lenders can receive long-term returns of 4% or higher. So it is no surprise that the UK peer-to-peer lending market is growing…Continue
On 15th September 2008, Lehman Brothers declared itself bankrupt. In one of the most dramatic events of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, the 160-year old institution collapsed due to its exposure to subprime mortgages. After Lehman's failure, financial markets entered a period of unprecedented volatility and governments spent trillions of dollars attempting to restore confidence in the banking industry. Five years on, how has the banking industry landscape changed?