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Founded: 2005

Type: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Consumer Lending

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Consumer Lending - geography: United Kingdom

CO. no.: Na.

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Regulated as of: 2014

Regulator: Financial Conduct Authority

Regulation: Interim Permissions Reference Number: 563134


Zopa was the world's first peer-to-peer lender launching back in 2005. We offer borrowers competitive low rate loans by matching them to our lenders who get a great return by cutting out the banks. In 10 years of lending we've helped over 200k people get a loan from our 80k lenders. Over 1 billion m has been lent & over 60m in interest returned.


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Founders Zopa

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Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Giles Andrews

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Type: Entrepreneur

Description: Spent the first ten years of his career pursuing all things automotive. This included co-founding Caverdale in 1992, a start-up taken to a 250m revenue motor retailer, renamed Godfrey Davis Motor Group and sold in 1997. He then set up his own consultancy business whose clients included Tesco and Tesco Personal Finance and which also provided start up advice and early stage funding for new businesses, until co-founding Zopa in 2004. Giles is also non-executive Chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator programme for people who want to make social and environmental impact using technology.

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Relevant News for Zopa1

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa saw its revenues double last year as more savers and borrowers used its platform ? but its losses also doubled as the business hired more staff to prepare for its planned future growth.

?We are delighted that we have doubled revenue in 2014, and we are on track to more than double it again this year to in the region of 23m,? said Zopa?s chief executive Giles Andrews.


Events with Zopa

Company (click) Event Date Location
AltFi logo AltFi Europe Summit 2014 11 Mar, 2014 London, United Kingdom
LendIt Conference LLC logo LendIt Europe 2014 17 Nov, 2014 London, United Kingdom
LendIt Conference LLC logo LendIt Europe 20 Oct, 2015 London, United Kingdom

Address Zopa

Zopa Ltd.
90 Fetter Lane
EC4A 1EN London
United Kingdom

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