P2P Lending And IFISA Cashback Deals Available Now
A P2P lending site should convincingly pass a lot of tests before you trust it with your money.
Getting a cheap cashback bribe with your ordinary peer-to-peer lending accounts or your IFISAs is usually way, way down at the bottom of that checklist. You want to assess the risks first and the interest rate compared to the risks is much more important.
After you have assessed that, you can then look at nice-to-haves, such as cashback.
P2P and IFISA cashback currently up to 10% or £500!
Cashback is usually a cheap gimmick, but sometimes the reward makes a substantial difference after you have narrowed your list of P2P lending sites down using more important criteria based on risk control and interest rates.
My appetite gets whetted at around 2% cashback or above, or £100 per £5,000 you lend, but some deals can lead to ten times that amount!
Sometimes, P2P lending sites offer 4thWay users exclusively high cashback, because we (well, maybe not me personally, but many of you) have a reputation of having deep pockets and lending a lot of money. Yet we still don't normally have to lend vast amounts to take advantage of those cashback deals. (So thanks to you wealthy folks, we can all benefit – including me!)
Currently, there are unusually good deals available for both new and existing lenders.
Assetz Capital (P2P lending accounts and IFISAs)
New lenders exclusively through 4thWay: £200 cashback if you complete the registration process before the end of 31st October, lend at least £5,000 before 7th November, and keep at least £5,000 in one or more lending accounts for 12 months.
This is the equivalent of up to 4% cashback, making it a very generous offer compared to normal cashback deals and double the offer Assetz is offering lenders outside of 4thWay.
The registration process can include some ID checks, so ensure you allow several days before 31st October to be confident of taking part in the deal.
You need to go to Assetz Capital from a link on the 4thWay site to earn the cashback: visit Assetz Capital*.
You need to keep at least £5,000 in one or more Assetz Capital lending accounts or IFISAs for 95% of the time over the 12 month duration. Its cash account is not included.
You'll receive your cashback within 12 months and 14 days of lending your money.
You have to click on this link* in order to qualify for the Assetz Capital cashback.
LendingCrowd (P2P lending accounts and IFISAs)
New and existing lenders: £100-£500 cashback depending on how much you deposit and lend between 1st September 2018 and 31st October, and keep the money in the account until 31st October 2019.
This is a highly generous cashback offer compared to normal:
- Lend over £2,000 for £100 cashback (the equivalent of up to 5% cashback).
- Lend over £5,000 for £250 cashback (the equivalent of up to 5% cashback).
- Lend over £10,000 for £500 cashback (the equivalent of up to 5% cashback).
You can lend in any LendingCrowd peer-to-peer lending account or IFISA to qualify. You can also transfer money in from other ISAs and, in that case, LendingCrowd will extend the deadline for lending to 14th November for you, if necessary, to allow for the extra time it takes to transfer ISA money.
The cashback is credited to your LendingCrowd account by 30 November 2018. You need to keep the money you put in, plus the cashback, in your LendingCrowd accounts for a year after the cashback arrives.
However, after you have lent the money you have deposited once, it doesn't have to stay on loan, e.g. if a borrower repays some of the money to you, you can keep it as unlent cash in the LendingCrowd account and still be allowed to keep the cashback.
If you withdraw the money early, LendingCrowd will claw back the cashback. However, you might still have earned interest on the cashback in the meantime.
The deal is available to all new lenders, but limited to the first 1,000 existing lenders. In practice, that is such a high number of existing lenders that I don't think the limit will be reached.
You have to click on this link* in order to qualify for the LendingCrowd cashback.
Growth Street (P2P lending accounts; no IFISAs)
New lenders only: £200 cashback if you lend £5,000 or more for a year. You have till 31st December 2018 to sign up and have your account verified and activated, and you must lend within seven days of full activation of your account.
The cashback works out at up to 4% – again, very generous.
You must lend within seven days of your account being fully verified and activated, with full activation by 31st December at the latest. That said, Growth Street has repeatedly extended this offer for many months. I don't really believe there is a genuine end date.
You will receive the cashback automatically within one year and two weeks, provided you lend continuously for year. That includes money that is currently unlent but that you have placed in the queue to be lent.
You need to click on this link to get the cashback*.
Read our expert Growth Street Review.
RateSetter (P2P lending accounts and IFISAs)
New lenders only: £100 cashback if you lend £1,000 for a year. Start lending within eight weeks and lend for one year to qualify.
Getting a bonus of £100 for lending £1,000 is the equivalent of a whopping 10% cashback. The more you lend, the more this is diluted, e.g. lend £10,000 and it's like 1% cashback.
You can lend new ISA money or transfer in from other cash ISA, share ISA or IFISA providers, or you can do both.
You will receive your cashback, paid into your RateSetter account, within 395 days of lending your £1,000 or more. (That's within 30 days after you've been lending for a year.)
The cashback will automatically be lent in RateSetter's short-term “rolling” account, so you will need to sell out to get the cash.
RateSetter currently has no time limit on this offer.
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