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Best Alternative To Funding Circle

The fact of the matter is that Funding Circle is absolutely the stand-out leader in unsecured business lending: It has a very long and large history to assess its record: £2 billion in loans since 2010. No-one else comes close. Its performance has been highly admirable and our severe stress tests Its interest rates are fair… Read more

Where To Lend £50,000-£1,000,000

Whether you have £500 or £500,000 to lend, we mostly have the same requirements. In particular, we want the risks to be low or contained and the interest rates to be high enough to cover those risks even if there’s a big recession or property crash, where more debts go bad. However, the larger your… Read more

Best Easy-Access P2P Lending Accounts – No Fees For Withdrawals

This article is about P2P lending accounts that are categorised as “easy access” and which are the best easy-access accounts: How to use them. What their defects are. Which are the best.   What benefits do easy-access P2P lending accounts offer you? Easy-access P2P lending accounts: Are described as easy access by the P2P lending… Read more

The Best IFISAs Available Now (Reviews Updated Regularly)

The number of IFISAs is growing (the full list of IFISAs is here), so I have narrowed the playing field down to the best IFISAs for low risk as well as the top choices for those people who want to pick individual loans. I regularly update these best IFISAs lists as the existing IFISAs change and… Read more

Difference Between Assetz Capital Products Finally Explained

Update on 19/04/2017. This article was corrected after further information was provided by Assetz Capital on the Quick Access and 30-Day Access accounts. Recently I was a bit confused about the difference between Assetz Capital’s various products, in particular when you want to get early access or get your money lent quickly. After asking Assetz… Read more

The IFISA (P2P ISA) Guide

IFISAs in five bullet points IFISAs offer tax-free lending on contributions of up to £20,000 per tax year (which always starts on 6th April), but most people can lend tax free outside an IFISA anyway. Just one IFISA is allowed to contain new amounts contributed that tax year. This could be an existing IFISA you opened previously… Read more

How To Pick P2P Loans To Boost Returns Or Lower Risks

Welcome to our latest big guide to get you started in peer-to-peer lending. This one is for those of you who want to upgrade to expert status! Why is picking peer-to-peer loans myself a good idea? Selecting individual peer-to-peer loans to lend in yourself is a powerful opportunity to either earn far more interest or… Read more

23 Property Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

A few property peer-to-peer lending websites offer loans that are intrinsically low risk, such as homeowner mortgages, residential buy-to-let mortgages and commercial buy-to-let mortgages. In other words, the properties are receiving rent. Other property peer-to-peer lending websites offer loans that are intrinsically higher risk, such as development loans and bridging loans. (See sidebox, below right, on “What are bridging… Read more

Growth Street Review

I think Growth Street* is the most exciting new P2P lending site in our comparison tables this year and not only because on 12th April it made its entry at the very top of our accurate tables, displacing the very impressive Landbay* for the first time. Comparison table snapshot P2P Lending Site 4thWay PLUS Rating 4thWay… 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: Assetz Capital* Growth Street* Landbay* Lending Works* Lendy Madiston LendLoanInvest RateSetter* Savy Unbolted* Wellesley &… Read more

Today’s average interest rates

4thWay® Forecast Returns Index: 4.39%

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 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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