The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) has endorsed BondMason’s latest market report – Direct Lending in the UK – for CISI members. As a result, members who read the report can now claim up to two hours of structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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BondMason’s market report is a comprehensive summary of the latest trends in the direct lending market. It shows that the UK direct lending market accounted for £3.2 billion of lending in 2016, up 39% from 2015.


The report also covers:

  • A predicted “flight to quality” within the P2P lending in 2017
  • The risk of platform defaults, leading to a number exiting the market or significantly scaling back operations
  • Managing investment risk and the importance of portfolio diversification
  • The role of regulation and why it doesn’t guarantee protection of investment returns


The CISI, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has over 40,000 members in 116 countries.


BondMason, the UK’s number one direct lending service for investors, spends more time reviewing UK platforms and loans each year than any other market participant. The Direct Lending in the UK report provides clients and readers with unparalleled access and insight into key industry trends and movements.


Stephen Findlay, CEO of BondMason, commented:


“We are delighted to have had our report endorsed as a recognised CPD activity, reflecting our expertise and thought leadership in the field of Direct Lending. At BondMason, we are continuously monitoring and reviewing the different UK direct lending platforms, so that we know exactly what is happening within our industry in order to make the best investment decisions for our clients.”



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About BondMason

BondMason is the UK's number one direct lending service exclusively for investors: sourcing and filtering the very best lending opportunities from across the entire UK direct lending and P2P market. BondMason conducts ongoing due diligence on the UK’s P2P platforms and has reviewed over 80 platforms to date.


Enabling clients to target gross returns of 8%+, BondMason delivers pre-selected loans from its approved direct lending network through a single portal, helping investors to navigate the complex P2P marketplace and making it simple for them to build and manage their direct lending portfolio.


With access to more of the UK’s direct lending market than anyone else, BondMason’s experienced investment team vets every loan using rigorous selection criteria, focusing on asset-backed lending and diversification to minimise risk and achieve maximum performance.