Blend in the Press

Advertising guru Maurice Levy backs Blend Network

High-profile backers such as advertising mogul Maurice Levy and hedge fund tycoon Jean-Philippe Blochet have invested £10m in a British peer-to-peer lending start-up.

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Call for review of Sipp rules to consider emerging assets

Blend Network has called on the Financial Conduct Authority to update the rules governing self-invested personal pensions to take into account emerging assets.

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Top business leaders back UK-based P2P lending site

Publicis Group boss Maurice Lévy and Citigroup Global Markets chairman Cyrus Ardalan are among the investors who have contributed to a £10m funding round for a peer-to-peer property lending platform.

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Meet Frenchman who wants to solve the UK’s housing crisis

Yann Murciano is a man who likes challenges. As Founder and CEO of Blend Network, he is committed to help solve the nation’s most urgent and complex challenge: the housing crisis.

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Former banker helping women get ahead in the investment game

“You are like a bulldog!”, she was once told at the end of a meeting.“‘Bulldog? So what’, I thought, ‘being a sharp-tongued and no-nonsense fighter is perfectly compatible with feeling smart and feminine”.

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Blend Network’s CEO comments on new FCA rules

ISAs now paying 10% a year, but you you can’t open them unless you pass a quiz. “We believe the measures promise to be a positive step forward” says Blend Network CEO Yann Murciano.

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Blend Network’s CEO comments on new FCA rules

Platforms offering loans to small companies in Britain by tapping many investors must comply with tougher rules from December. “We believe these measures will have a significant positive impact on the P2P industry” says Blend Network CEO Yann Murciano.

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Research by Blend Network featured in The Telegraph

Research by Blend Network shows the Nimbys are wrong: new developments actually boost your house price.

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The gender investment gap and how to bridge it

The P2P lending sector in the UK has a problem: it is not catering enough for women. In this article, Blend Network examines the terrain and what should be done about it.

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Blend Network calls for more P2P lending education

Our research shows that a better understanding of peer-to-peer lending risks and regulations could help boost the use of the product within self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs).

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Blend Network targets £30m of lending in 2019

Blend Network provided £5.2m to SME property developers in 2018, its first year of trading. This year, it aims to lend five to six times as much as it did last year across the UK regions.

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Blend Network hires Paul Watson as Head of Origination

Blend Network, a fast-growing peer-to-peer property lending platform, has announced the appointment of highly-experienced property professional Paul Watson as Head of Origination.

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Hampstead property platform in UK top 10

Property lending platform Blend Network has been recognised by the Mayor of London’s TechInvest program as one of the best.

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ExploreP2P: Interview with Blend Network CEO

Blend Network is a new site offering secured loans with high returns. It focuses on smaller developments that few banks are funding right now.

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Peer-to-peer lending on the rise in Northern Ireland

A growing number of property developments in Northern Ireland are being funded by P2P, a London-based firm has claimed.

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A more efficient way

Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network, explains how a passion for efficiency led him to the world of peer-to-peer lending.

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Blend Network chosen for Mayor of London’s TechInvest

Blend Network has been selected as one of the UK’s top-ten FinTech companies by the Mayor of London’s TechInvest program.

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Bank loan referred by Barclays in The Irish News

Blend Network CEO Yann Murciano said: “We’re delighted to have given County Down Developments access to such a landmark deal.

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Government P2P ‘matchmaking’ scheme helps SMEs

A government scheme to refer small businesses rejected for bank funding to alternative finance such as peer-to-peer lenders…

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Northern Irish developer secures £250k from Blend

County Down Developments has received a £250k facility from Blend Network to develop of four apartments in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

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Impact of bank referral scheme gathers pace

HM Treasury’s recent press announcement regarding the performance of the mandatory Bank Referral Scheme (BRS) for SME’s.

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P2P leads fintech charge in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland maybe the smallest province in the United Kingdom, but it is punching above its weight in terms of FinTech.

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Is Northern Ireland the next hotspot for developers?

Northern Ireland could start to see more property developers enter the market in search for value amid signs of steady growth.

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Banks recognising P2P as part of financial ecosystem

Banks are increasingly comfortable using peer-to-peer lenders for property deals, says Yann Murciano, chief executive of Blend Network.

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Northern Ireland

An Interview with Yann Murciano, CEO of Blend Network

Blend Network launched in the summer of 2017 and has grown it’s loan book to over £3 million. We caught up with CEO Yann Murcicano.

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Northern Ireland

Blend Network loan gone in 98 minutes!

Peer-to-peer lending platform aiming to be “Goldman Sachs of Peer to Peer” has reached £2m of lending in less than four months.

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Rising interest rates tipped to boost P2P returns

P2P investors are expected to see better returns once the Bank of England follows through with its long-awaited interest rate rise.

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Northern Ireland

Interview with Yann Murciano, CEO of Blend Network

Blend Network is a property lending marketplace that lends to established property developers in high-growth areas across the UK.

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Northern Ireland

Interview with Blend Network CEO

We interviewed Yann Murciano, CEO of peer-to-peer lending platform Blend Network which launched in January 2018.

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Northern Ireland

Beauty marketplace founder joins Blend Network

A former Morgan Stanley banker turned beauty marketplace founder is among two appointments to the board of a new P2P lending platform.

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Northern Ireland

Why this ex-Morgan Stanley commodities chief is tapping bankers for the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”

Looking for a place to invest your spare cash? Yann Murciano, the former head of metals trading at Morgan Stanley, believes he can help.

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Blend Network on being the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”

A new peer-to-peer property lending platform has launched, with the aim of becoming the “Goldman Sachs of P2P”.

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