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In Search Of Contradictory Information

In assessing lending risks, it’s useful when you uncover contradictory information on a P2P lending company. So, today, I’m going to list a variety of very typical contradictions that we see, using real-life examples. I’ll help you learn how to spot them and give you some ideas on what to do with that information. About… Read more

Loanpad Now Profitable After Tripling Loan Book

Loanpad*, the bridging and development P2P lending company with the strictest lending standards in the industry, has tripled the total amount lent through its platform in 12 months to reach profitability in June 2021. It has reached this stage very quickly, as it only approved its first loan in 2018. Are profits stable? Loanpad tells… Read more

Proplend Team Gets Another Upgrade

Every year, or so it seems, one of 4thWay’s specialists conducts an interview with a new head of credit at Proplend*. The 4thWay team then throws in some additional background research. Each time, the conclusion is that the key decision maker in the lending team has been substantially upgraded. This time, 4thWay’s specialists think it’s… Read more

Loanpad Review

Here’s the Loanpad review from one of 4thWay’s specialists: 4thWay’s Quick Expert Loanpad Review An investment that will keep your money safe through everything short of nuclear war Loanpad Review: their best-rated product This account has been paying interest after zero bad debts. Read about the 4thWay PLUS Ratings, compare more peer-to-peer lending accounts or… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Are Profitable?

For many years, 4thWay has had a small, steady stream of requests from our readers to find out which P2P lending companies are profitable – which of them are making money. That’s why we have this guide, which we update kind of regularly. Lenders’ concern is that if these websites are not profitable then they… Read more

What You Need To Know About P2P Bridging Lending

Perhaps half of P2P lending companies in the UK offer bridging lending, so it’s an extremely popular type of property loan to lend in. It’s not only a very distinct kind of lending, but the risks vary massively between different providers. Today, I’m writing about this type of P2P lending’s distinguishing features. So what is… Read more

BLEND Network Review

The BLEND Network review has recently been updated by one of  4thWay’s specialists. BLEND Network Review Interest rates look good and its first few years have got off to a fantastic start What is BLEND Network? Through BLEND Network, you are lending to fund property developments. BLEND Network also does bridging loans, but these are… Read more

The Impact Of Inflation On P2P Lending Results

The UK annual inflation rate has risen to 3%, after dropping below the 20-year average of 2% (or, rather, 1.999%) for 21 months in a row up to April 2021. With many countries have recently seen rising inflation, and with nearby Germany recently reporting a 4.1% annual increase in prices, I thought now was a… Read more

Kuflink Review

Here’s the Kuflink review, written by one of our specialists. You can find more reviews in our comparison tables. 4thWay’s Kuflink Review A profitable property lending record since 2011 and highly satisfactory lending results. Kuflink Review: their best-rated product This account has been paying interest. Read about the 4thWay PLUS Ratings, compare more peer-to-peer lendingRead more

Update On Kuflink’s Financial Results And Auditor Reports

Kuflink* is now up-to-date in publishing all its company accounts at the UK’s companies registrar, after long delays. I’ve looked into its recent financial results, its independent auditor reports – which were especially important this time round – and other matters. Recent results Kuflink’s latest accounts are made up to 30 June 2020, which we… Read more

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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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