Ivor Freedman, F&P founder and finance industry statesman, is the subject of an in-depth interview by Sean Feast in the September edition of Credit Management Magazine.
Credit Management is the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), and is distributed to over 8,000 registered subscribers. In the four-page article, Ivor talks about his humble beginnings in the family business, his early career, his dealings with Mohammed Ali and his emergence as a successful pioneer in retail financial services.
At the age of 65, Ivor came out of retirement and got involved in a joint venture with Lehmann Brothers. He formally ‘retired’ when the credit crunch started in 2008, but again became restless. Peer-to-Peer lending was then in its infancy, but it was a market that instantly appealed to Ivor. He soon formed F&P and the rest, as they say, is history.