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  • Peer-to-peer lending comes to the high street
  • Peer-to-peer lending comes to the high street
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Peer-to-peer lending comes to the high street

Peer-to-peer lending has surged globally since the recession, and Britain has been no exception, with the amount lent passing £1 billion in 2014. Now, as the industry matures, Metro Bank has begun working with British peer-to-peer platform, Zopa – a partnership that’s the first of its kind.



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