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Lending Works And HNW Lending PLUS Ratings Updates

HNW Lending PLUS Rating update HNW Lending* now has 3/3 PLUSes – the highest and top 4thWay PLUS Rating – on both its senior loans and junior loans. Previously, its junior loans had a 2/3 PLUS Rating. For junior loans, its 4thWay Risk Score ticked down one to 6/10, i.e. the score got one point… Read more

Latest 4thWay PLUS Rating News

4thWay’s experts are now part-way through their latest reassessment of the P2P lending sites’ (and P2P IFISA providers’) 4thWay PLUS Ratings. As usual, they took the opportunity to make measurable improvements to our ratings methodology. All the improvements make the 4thWay team feel better, because they ironed out a couple of creases. But, on this… 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 6th April to 5th April, and this limits your ability to spread your money and the risks across lots of provider. But you’re wrong! You are actually allowed to open lots of IFISAs in one tax year. The… Read more

The P2P Lending Site You Should Be Lending Through

One of the P2P lending sites that I think is not used enough by lenders is Lending Works*, which does personal loans to creditworthy borrowers – mostly prime borrowers. Why are lenders ignoring Lending Works? I think Lending Works just doesn’t appear, at first site, to tick all boxes for some lenders. Two boxes in… Read more

Landbay Suffers First Tardy Borrowers, Changes Lending Standards

Landbay*, which does mortgages for residential landlords, has had a perfect record since it started in 2014, with no peer-to-peer loans falling even one payment late. As of this month, it now has three loans out of 733 – or 0.4% – that have each missed a payment and have therefore fallen just slightly late…. Read more

ArchOver Overreaches And Its Bad Debts Are Rising

Recently, one borrower at ArchOver* suffered severe trouble. This borrower is so large that I shall argue it represents something like 8% of ArchOver’s entire historical (corrected) loan book. That is too much. What happened with this borrower? Every borrower and every bad debt has its own story – and it is all too easy… Read more

What Have Failed P2P Lending Sites Got In Common?

Lendy hasn’t failed, but its story today made me think of all the peer-to-peer lending websites or P2P IFISA providers that had either failed, closed down, stopped offering P2P lending products, or needed to be saved or taken over by other platforms. Regulated P2P lending sites that have gone down one of those paths include:… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Are Profitable?

We are regularly asked by 4thWay’s users about whether an individual P2P lending site is profitable – whether it is making money. Their concern is that if these websites are not profitable then they will go bust. Or, rather, the concern is that if they go bust it will take much longer to get your… Read more

How Lenders Can Pick The Best Loans at HNW Lending

HNW Lending offers many loans with exceptionally high-quality security to protect you against losses. This means that the borrower owns properties or possessions that are easy to value and that are worth much more than the loan amount. For a good proportion of these loans, lenders are also first in line if the borrower has… Read more

Crowd2Fund Loan Book Published, Sheds New Light

Crowd2Fund*, the business loans P2P lending site, has now started to publish its full loan book with detailed information about every loan that has been made through its website. It’s fair to say I now understand Crowd2Fund far better than I did just two weeks ago. You can see the Crowd2Fund loan book for yourself here,… Read more

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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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