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4thWay PLUS Ratings: March 2021 Changes

Loanpad now rated Loanpad* (read review) has earned the top 4thWay PLUS Rating of 3/3 “Exceptional” on its Premium and Classic accounts/IFISAs, after its history reached enough maturity for our ratings calculations to be meaningful. The 4thWay PLUS Ratings are a measure of both risk and reward. Loanpad has the lowest interest rates (rewards) of… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Are Profitable?

For many years, 4thWay has had a small, steady stream of requests from our readers to find out which P2P lending companies are profitable – which of them are making money. That’s why we have this guide, which we update kind of regularly. Lenders’ concern is that if these websites are not profitable then they… Read more

HMRC Confirms You Can Open Multiple IFISAs In One Year!

We told HMRC that, reading the rules for ISAs, “they don’t actually prohibit people opening multiple IFISAs in one tax year, provided they only subscribe new money to one of them”… Do they? A representative from HMRC has told us this “looks correct”. That’s about as definitive as it gets from HMRC, which is often… Read more

How To Lend Across Multiple IFISAs In One Year!

As you may know, you can only open one IFISA in a tax year, which runs from the 6th of April to the 5th of April, and this limits your ability to spread your money and the risks across lots of providers. But you’re wrong! You’re actually allowed to open lots of Innovative Finance ISAs… Read more

15 Years Of Profitable P2P lending And Beating The Stock Market

We’ve now had 15 full calendar years of P2P lending, which included the Great Recession (albeit for just the one P2P lending company around at the time) and more recently a massive 20% recession coinciding with the first 11 months of the worst pandemic for 100 years. While the stock market has seen five down… Read more

Growth Street Lenders Get Full Return Of All Money And Interest

Today, Growth Street said: “We have recently concluded redemption of our platform investors in full as part of the Resolution Event declared in June 2020. As of 13th January 2021, all remaining funds have been returned to peer-to-peer investors and our investor platform is in the process of closing. Well done to the Growth Street… Read more

Recent Movements In The 4thWay PLUS Ratings

The 4thWay PLUS Ratings and 4thWay ALT Ratings have been showing their worth during the pandemic and we strongly expect they will continue to do so. P2P lending doesn’t evolve around the world of COVID-19, though, so there have been a few changes to 4thWay PLUS Ratings in recent weeks for more mundane reasons. Kuflink… Read more

Which Peer-To-Peer Lending Sites Have Institutional Lending?

Peer-to-peer institutional lending – that’s lending from banks and the like – is becoming a bigger theme as the P2P industry grows. And institutional lending could actually impact individual lenders’ results. Below, I’m listing a lot of the peer-to-peer lending sites that have been the beneficiaries of institutional lending, excluding lending from governmental institutions. Where… Read more

Proplend Hits £100 Million As Loanbook Stands Firm Against Disease

Proplend has just reached £100 million in lending since it started in 2014. This seems to me to be an apt time to take a look at its rate of growth and how it’s changed, especially regarding risk level, as well as to take another look at its results so far. Proplend’s results so far… Read more

4thWay’s Users Rate Us 9.3/10 – It’s All About Our Results

In a poll of our users, we’re rated 9.3 out of 10! One of the most common forms of feedback we receive is to just keep doing what we’re doing. The results have proven our worth It’s mathematically highly probable that anyone lending for a sensible length of time who has spread their money around… Read more

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We help people save and make more money, more safely when they cut out the banks and lend directly to other people and to businesses.

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Why are Wellesley’s interest rates different?

Wellesley’s P2P lending rates appear higher on its own website than on 4thWay®.

This is because we calculate Wellesley’s interest rates the same way most other P2P lending websites do. We do this so that you can compare the rates more easily and so that they show a more accurate picture of what you’ll earn.

Important information before you visit Wellesley & Co.

Wellesley & Co. is primarily a P2P lending website.

But, when you visit the Wellesley website, you’ll see that it also offers “bonds”. Unlike its P2P lending service, its bonds don’t allow you to lend directly to 100+ borrowers.

Instead, you lend to Wellesley and it lends to other borrowers.

We have not risk-rated either of those bonds, but we expect that their structure makes them more risky, particularly because you’re lending to just one borrower.

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Why are Wellesley’s interest rates different?

Wellesley’s P2P lending rates appear higher on its own website than on 4thWay®.

This is because we calculate Wellesley’s interest rates the same way most other P2P lending websites do. We do this so that you can compare the rates more easily and so that they show a more accurate picture of what you’ll earn.

Important information before you visit Wellesley & Co.

Wellesley & Co. is primarily a P2P lending website.

But, when you visit the Wellesley website, you’ll see that it also offers two “bonds”, one of which is available as an ISA.

Unlike its P2P lending service, neither of these bonds allows you to lend directly to 100+ borrowers.

Instead, you lend to Wellesley and it lends to other borrowers.

We have not risk-rated either of those bonds, but we expect that their structure makes them more risky, particularly because you’re lending to just one borrower.

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Why are Wellesley’s interest rates different?

Wellesley’s P2P lending rates appear higher on its own website than on 4thWay®.

This is because we calculate Wellesley’s interest rates the same way most other P2P lending websites do. We do this so that you can compare the rates more easily and so that they show a more accurate picture of what you’ll earn.

Important information before you visit Wellesley & Co.

Wellesley & Co. is primarily a P2P lending website.

But, when you visit the Wellesley website, you’ll see that it also offers two “bonds”, one of which is available as an ISA.

Unlike its P2P lending service, neither of these bonds allows you to lend directly to 100+ borrowers.

Instead, you lend to Wellesley and it lends to other borrowers.

We have not risk-rated either of those bonds, but we expect that their structure makes them more risky, particularly because you’re lending to just one borrower.

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Why are Orchard’s interest rates different?

Orchard’s lending rates appear higher on its own website than on 4thWay®.

This is because we calculate Orchard’s interest rates the same way most other P2P lending websites do. We do this so that you can compare the rates more easily and so that they show a more accurate picture of what you’ll earn.

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Why are Wellesley’s interest rates different?

Wellesley’s P2P lending rates appear higher on its own website than on 4thWay®.

This is because we calculate Wellesley’s interest rates the same way most other P2P lending websites do. We do this so that you can compare the rates more easily and so that they show a more accurate picture of what you’ll earn.

Important information before you visit Wellesley & Co.

Wellesley & Co. is primarily a P2P lending website.

But, when you visit the Wellesley website, you’ll see that it also offers “bonds”. Unlike its P2P lending service, its bonds don’t allow you to lend directly to 100+ borrowers.

Instead, you lend to Wellesley and it lends to other borrowers.

We have not risk-rated either of those bonds, but we expect that their structure makes them more risky, particularly because you’re lending to just one borrower.

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