webank: new peer-to-peer finance report


Since the webank event held at NESTA earlier this year, we've certainly noticed how peer-to-peer (p2p) finance has been making a lot of headlines of late – perhaps most notable amongst them was the Harvard Business Review calling P2P finance one of the breakthough ideas of 2009.

Following this inaugural event, we're pleased to announce that the first webank research piece – a p2p overview and number of business model case studies – is now available here.  It is also attached here for your convenience. The full video set from all the presentations and vibrant discussion are also available from the site.

We are interested to hear your ideas for topics and areas for future events around financial innovation enabled by digital technology.  Also if you would like to contribute or suggest new directions and resources for the dedicated webank site – we would love to hear from you.


  1. What’s The Property Financing?
    Property investment is a term that most people are familiar with. People usually invest money when they have a surplus or when they are planning for the future. The very careful ones opt for government securities and the adventurous ones go for stock markets. Where does the property investment stand on this line between the secure and the risky?
    If anybody is thinking long term then property has no parallel as it has been seen that in a larger time frame land never betrays. Property can be used to get rental income or can be used to secure a loan for any business venture alongside the property. Property investment also requires detailed research before the deal is drawn. Bear in mind that if the property is upon a disputed land then there are risks of recurring loss. On the other hand, if the property is situated at a location where many facilities are accessible then the prices will appreciate significantly over time. Any kind of Property Investment has been and shall always be one of the best kinds of solid investment opportunities.

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