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Folk2Folk nominated in alternative finance awards

Folk2Folk, which offers ‘people to people’ lending in the South West, has been nominated for two awards in the prestigious AltFi Awards this month. The awards ceremony taking place in London will see Folk2Folk go head to head with the biggest peer to peer lending companies in the sector. Folk2Folk has been picked by judges for its achievements in both the ‘P2P Property Lender of the Year (UK)’ and the ‘P2P Business Platform of the Year (UK)’ award categories.

In addition, voting is open for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award on the website www.altfi.com/events/altfi_awards_2014/awards/14. Managing Director David Brown said: “We are delighted to be recognised both in the business and property sectors, as we have gained rapid recognition and trust from both our select pool of lenders and borrowers in these areas amongst others including agriculture, renewables and community projects.” “I am confident Folk2Folk is a strong contender for both awards, as we have a unique proposition that serves both sectors very well. It will be interesting to see the results on the night and we look forward to celebrating whether or not we win, along with hitting our recent milestone of £30million of lending, so we’d be delighted if the region could get behind us by voting and put the South West’s alternative finance option firmly on the UK map.”

Judging Folk2Folk’s success at the event will be an expert panel of investors, borrowers, academics, statisticians, journalists, advisors and technology gurus to select the victors across a range of categories. In the property category, James Levy, Ed Gascoigne-Pees, Mark James, Cormac Leech and Rupert Taylor will pick the winner. In the business awards, Simon Champ, Mark James, Kathering Deas, Julia Groves, Yvan De Munck will make the decision. The winners will be announced at London’s Vinopolis on 23rd September.

The awards are run by Altfi.com, a website set up to reflect the changes within the alternative finance sector. It was been set up by David Stevenson, columnist for the Financial Times, Investment Week and Money Week. To register as lender with Folk2Folk apply online now, or telephone 01566 773296 for more details.

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