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Zopa

Zopa

Zopa is a Peer-to-Peer lending platform, designed to connect peers willing to invest in individual borrowers.

Zopa is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform designed to connect peers looking to invest their savings to individual borrowers who are thoroughly vetted for responsible financial behavior. These personal loans allow people to make short-term investments with returns and allow clients to continue to grow their business as well as provide borrowers with tools to continue practicing responsible financial decision making.

Timeline

March 20, 2007
Zopa raises a $12,900,000 series C round from Bessemer Venture Partners and Wellington Partners.
March 1, 2006
Zopa raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Balderton Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Wellington Partners.
2005
Zopa announces that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed term savings account, followed by a credit card.
January 1, 2005
Zopa raises a $1,000,000 series A round.

Funding rounds

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Afra Khan

Employee

Amy Cutbill

Employee

Andre Bliznyuk

Investor

Daniel Waterhouse

Investor

Garry Shutler

Employee

Guy Riese

Employee

Jake Silverstein

Investor

Jeffrey Kukesh

Employee

Johan Brenner

Investor

Marie Steinthaler

Employee

Martin Brennan

Investor

Megan Kamil

Employee

Neil Hutchinson

Investor

Niraj Mehta

Investor

Phillip Riese

Board member

Piotr Pisarz

Investor

Rajesh Jayaraman

Employee

Richard Ireland

Employee

Roger Miles

Investor

Ryan Freedman

Investor

Tabreez Verjee

Investor

Thomas Barker

Investor

Tim Levene

Investor

Trevor Oelschig

Investor

Wade Lagrone

Employee

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JD Alois
May 27, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Zopa Tests Work From Home Movement by Allowing Employees to Work from Anywhere Including Abroad. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Omar Faridi
May 25, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Open Banking: UK-based digital bank Zopa has explained how consumers can benefit from financial data-sharing.
Omar Faridi
July 17, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Fintech lender and digital bank Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana claims it's been "business as usual" despite COVID-19 outbreak.
Steve O'Hear
June 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Zopa, the 15 year old peer-to-peer lending company, is announcing that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed term savings account, followed by a credit card. Dubbed "Zopa Bank," the new challenger bank will sit alongside its existing peer-to-peer lending business, under Zopa Group, creating what [...]
Reportlinker
August 27, 2019
www.prnewswire.com:443
NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Peer to Peer Lending Market By Business Model (Traditional P2P Model & Marketplace Lending Model), By End User...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
Zopa, the U.K. peer-to-peer lending company that wants to become a bank, has been awarded a bank license by the U.K.'s financial regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The company wants to expand beyond P2P loans and investments to offer t...

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