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Zopa Quick Expert Review

This quick review, written by one of our experts, is taken from our comparison tables, where you can see reviews on most P2P lending sites. Quick Expert Review: the oldest P2P lending company and with a fantastic record The first P2P lending website in the world, started in 2005, and with lending measured in billions, Zopa’s very… Read more

Proplend Quick Expert Review

This quick review, written by one of our experts, is taken from our comparison tables, where you can see reviews on most P2P lending sites. Quick Expert Review: fantastically good security Proplend’s biggest strength is in the security, which is always properties that are earning rather greater rent than the monthly loan payments, and whereby… Read more

The Safest Type Of Lending

The safest type of lending is lending to borrowers who own investment properties. This means lending to landlords who own and rent out any of the following: Residential properties (houses and flats). Shops. Offices. Factories. Car parks. Workshops. Other land or properties. What makes investment-property lending so compelling? The loans are secured against very solid, very… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Are Profitable?

We are regularly asked by 4thWay’s users about whether individual P2P lending websites make money. Their concern is that if these websites are not profitable then they will go bust. Or, rather, the concern is that if they go bust it will take much longer to get your money back or that you might not… Read more

Who Owns The P2P Lending Sites?

For fast-growing startup companies – which includes most P2P lending sites – being profitable isn’t usually the best measure of whether it will succeed. This is especially the case since most of them are not profitable. And you don’t expect them to be. They need and want to grow rapidly and to do so they have… Read more

Two Ways That P2P Lending Can Help You To Retire

Making adequate retirement provision is one of the most difficult financial challenges facing British adults today. How high your retirement income will be depends on a number of complex factors and choices, including: Over how long a period you invest How much of your income you set aside The returns your contributions (and those of… 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

Why Growth Street Is Number One

It’s exciting for me to see changes in 4thWay’s comparison tables, but how are the different P2P lending products in those tables ranked from top to bottom? And how has this enabled new entrant Growth Street to go straight to the top of the table? What’s so good about it? How Growth Street shook things… Read more

Major P2P Founder Warns: “Our Industry May Never Be Profitable”

A couple of months ago, towards the end of March, I had a one-to-one meeting with a leading light of the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry. This well-known and globally respected individual co-founded one of the UK’s largest P2P lending websites. During our chat, which lasted less than 40 minutes, we discussed a wide range of… Read more

LendingCrowd Quick Expert Review

Business loans P2P site LendingCrowd* released its IFISA this week. With its instant diversification feature splitting your money automatically between at least 20 loans – and no more than 5% of your money in any loan – here is our experts‘ Quick Expert Review. You can find all our expers’ reviews in our comparison tables…. Read more

Today’s average interest rates

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Showing average expected interest rates for individual lenders after fees and bad debts if you lend today.
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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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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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