Zopa, which says it was the world’s first peer-to-peer lending website, was founded in 2004 by chairman Giles Andrews, 51, and managers of the former internet bank Egg. The company generates revenue by charging a fee to facilitate loans between individuals, with £2bn having been advanced through its platform so far. Jaidev Janardana, 38, who succeeded Andrews as chief executive in 2015, oversaw sales of £33.2m in 2016. Indian finance group Wadhawan Global Capital led an investment round of £32m in June, as the company prepares to launch a “next generation” bank.
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