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Can My Business Lend Through P2P Lending Sites?

UK Limited companies and Limited Partnerships are allowed to lend through P2P lending websites.

The ones we know of where this is allowed are:

Assetz Exchange*/**
CP Capital.
Downing Crowd**.
Invest & Fund*/**.
Sourced Capital.**

Limited companies and LLPs are generally allowed to lend. You'll need to read the print carefully if you have a different type of business.

Sometimes you're not allowed to lend if you are in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Usually, if your main business is lending, you will not be allowed to lend through the online marketplaces, unless the business you set up is solely to lend through one marketplace.

Even so, some P2P lending sites, especially in the property space, use institutions, wealthy individuals or businesses to either prefund loans, or as underwriters, or for “liquidity”.

That all means that they fund loans in advance so the borrower isn't waiting and then resell loan parts (prefunding), or taking up any slack on a new loan that borrowers are not able to fund through individual P2P lenders (underwriting) or buying or selling existing loan parts to enable small investors to buy or sell when they want to (liquidity).

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