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Flender Review

Flender* is a peer-to-peer business loans and property development loans lending website that has provided us enough information to be listed in 4thWay’s peer-to-peer lending comparison service. This takes place after our experts’ usual exhaustive questioning and data gathering. One of the experts has written a brief summary of their key findings and an own… Read more

The Peer-To-Peer Lending Fraud Checklist

With one 4thWay user describing the ongoing situation at the now closed Collateral UK as seeming “like a right bag of worms”, and with money being removed from its client account and it being shown not to have the required permission from the financial regulator, I thought that it was time to publish a list… Read more

How To Check The Financial Services Register For Monsters

Peer-to-peer lending websites and IFISA providers that do not appear to have the correct permission from the financial regulator are the ones that are most likely to turn out to be the real monsters that cause panic, fear and financial loss to individuals. Below, you will see the most basic way to use the Financial… Read more

HNW Lending Quick Expert Review

Here is one of our experts’ most recent quick expert review’s of HNW Lending. It is available in an IFISA. HNW Lending Quick Expert Review The most secure loans in the industry (if you’re selective), plus highly personalised service HNW Lending has completed tens of millions in loans since 2014. Its key decision maker has… Read more

HNW Lending’s Powerful Risk-Reducing Features

Just for a bit of quick background on HNW Lending*, it does short-term property loans and development loans, as well as asset-backed loans (see info box), to individual borrowers who are rich in assets and property. It pays around 6% to 10% interest. There have still been no losses to lenders in tens of millions… Read more

Wellesley Update Since The 2017 Sell Tip

I’m very much in the “sell Wellesley” camp for the dozens of reasons mentioned in an article on Wellesley by one of 4thWay’s experts early last year, as well as in information elsewhere on the 4thWay site. At every turn, we encounter conflicting, ambiguous or insufficient information from Wellesley & Co.*, which might at least… Read more

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… Read more

The IFISA (P2P ISA) Guide

Don’t be fobbed off with cheap imitations of this guide. We have put our blood and guts into drawing out absolutely all of the details of how IFISAs work from the taxman’s notoriously tight-lipped officials, and chased down accountants, IFISA providers and even 4thWay’s own skilled experts to give you answers to all your questions,… Read more

MoneyThing Review

Here is one of 4thWay’s experts’ quick MoneyThing review: 4thWay Expert’s Quick MoneyThing Review Could be good, but we need more info about bad debts MoneyThing has done tens of millions in lending since 2015. We have sparse information about the two key decision makers, with no real understanding of how much specific, directly relevant banking and underwriting experience… Read more

Quick Expert CapitalRise Review

Here’s a review from one of 4thWay’s experts: 4thWay’s Quick Expert CapitalRise Review Will be surprised if this one isn’t a good’un CapitalRise has completed around £10 million since launch in 2014. The key decision-maker has both a long history heading over 100 developments with a high rate of return, as well as a seemingly keen interest and… Read more

Today’s average interest rates

4thWay® Forecast Returns Index: 4.71%

Showing average expected interest rates for individual lenders after fees and bad debts if you lend today.
Read about the first P2P lending index.

What is the “4thWay”?

There's the savings way, the property way, the stock-market way, and now there's the peer-to-peer lending way. The 4thWay® to save and invest.
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What does 4thWay do?

We help people save and make more money, more safely when they cut out the banks and lend directly to other people and to businesses.

Why use 4thWay?

4thWay® is shaped by investors, bank risk modellers and a senior debt specialist, and we're governed by our users to ensure our comparison services and research are trustworthy and complete.

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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