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UK Peer-to-Peer Lending For Overseas Residents

Here's our list of P2P lending companies that we are aware of that you can lend through from overseas, i.e. outside the UK. And there's another list below of those that we know you can't.

In addition to any requirements below, you may only open an IFISA if you are a UK taxpayer and have a National Insurance number. (If you leave the UK, you can't make new contributions to your ISA.)

Overseas investors allowed

P2P lending site Known conditions or restrictions
Assetz Exchange*/**
AxiaFunder*/** If you're living in Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland or the Netherlands. If you live in another country, you can ask AxiaFunder to try to set it up.
CapitalRise* UK bank account required.
CrowdProperty.** Open to residents of the EU. UK bank account required.
HNW Lending*/**
Invest & Fund*/** Ordinarily, you need to be a resident of the UK, although on a case-by-case basis Invest & Fund might accept lenders who live overseas. You must have a UK bank account. ID and address verification will need to be certified by a notary public (who Invest & Fund is also able to verify).
Investly (pounds and euros)
LandlordInvest UK bank account required. No US citizens or investors from high-risk/sanction-list countries.
Lendwise*/** UK bank account required.
Loanpad*/** UK bank account required.
Somo* Russia and Belarus excluded. No other restrictions, but investors approved on a case-by-case basis, considering such things as country and whether the investor is a politically exposed person (PEP).
Sourced Capital** UK bank account required. You'll be contacted by relationship director.

More ID checks for overseas lenders

If the P2P lending site is headquartered in the UK you will generally face greater hurdles when trying to open an overseas account, such as more manual checks to try to confirm your identity.

You must be UK resident to open an IFISA

While you can open peer-to-peer lending accounts from overseas, you must be a resident of the UK to open an IFISA.

Overseas lenders not allowed

Downing Crowd**.

Non UK-based P2P lending sites might not always be as secure. Read more: The Peer-To-Peer Lending Fraud Checklist.

*Commission, fees and impartial research: our service is free to you. 4thWay shows dozens of P2P lending accounts in our accurate comparison tables and we add new ones as they make it through our listing process. We receive compensation from Assetz Exchange, AxiaFunder, HNW Lending, Invest & Fund, Lendwise, Proplend and SoMo, and other P2P lending companies not mentioned above either when you click through from our website and open accounts with them, or to cover the costs of conducting our calculated stress tests and ratings assessments. We vigorously ensure that this doesn't affect our editorial independence. Read How we earn money fairly with your help.

**This peer-to-peer lending site is listed in our comparison tables. We always list all P2P lending sites that provide us with enough information and data – well over 100 data points plus interviews by our experts with the key people.

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