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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

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

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

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

Funding Circle Reviews By Investors

I have pulled out all the Funding Circle reviews written by investors (lenders) that I can find on TrustPilot and, I don’t mind telling you, it took a very long time. Because online Funding Circle reviews are usually written by borrowers and not lenders. I don’t know how many hundreds – or was it thousands… Read more

The Shortcomings Of Bad-Debt Provision Funds

It is sensible to plan for disaster and one way to do so is to set aside a pot of money to cover losses from bad debts. Several P2P lending websites offer these bad-debt provision funds as part of their defences, such as: Assetz Capital* Growth Street Lending Works* RateSetter Savy Unbolted These pots have… Read more

Is Institutional Lending In Peer-To-Peer Good For You?

“Financial institutions” have increasingly been lending through peer-to-peer lending websites. But what is peer-to-peer institutional lending, how widespread is it, and, the key question: Is institutional lending a good or bad sign for individual lenders doing P2P? I’ll get to that. I must warn you that this is a very big topic. So make sure you’re… Read more

HNW Lending Update On Its Loans During COVID-19

I want to write up my findings from looking at HNW Lending’s most recent data submission to us. This included extra information at our request to highlight any impact on loans due to COVID-19. A quick summary of what HNW Lending does HNW Lending* does bridging lending, which are short-term property loans. Often called a… Read more

CapitalStackers COVID-19 Planning

CapitalStackers recently celebrated £15 million in lending through its platform. CapitalStackers* reports a total of £60 million lent to property developers and other property owners, when you include other lenders, such as Royal Bank of Scotland. CapitalStackers tends to do junior lending. So it arranges for its lenders to lend first, but to sit in… Read more

How COVID-19 Shows That P2P Lending Is A Fairer Investment

I’m a fan of the stock market. I think most people with a long time to invest should have some of their money in it. I’ve written about share investing in various pieces on 4thWay, including in this guide I co-wrote: Peer-to-Peer Lending Vs Other Investments. For all its volatility, the stock market a good… 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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