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What We Learned From Kuflink’s First Profitable Accounts

Kuflink* has just reported its first ever profit of about £400,000, off the back of real earnings of about £3 million, for 2021. This is the first profit for the group since it launched its P2P lending arm, after results previously improved from a £3 million loss in 2019 to a loss of just £100,000… Read more

Stock Market Superbubble Suggests Investors Shift More To P2P Lending

Jeremy Grantham of GMO is making the case for investors putting more into “specialized” lending and less into shares today, because we’re currently in superbubble territory. While he’s most concerned about the US stock market, he’s also worried about stock markets in general, especially in many developed markets. GMO is reducing its share holdings GMO… Read more

The Peer-To-Peer IFISA Guide

We have nagged 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 IFISA questions, as well questions you never thought to ask. Here goes: What is an IFISA? An IFISA allows you to lend up to £20,000 per tax year… Read more

Look Outside P2P Lending: Investing In Shares

Recently, for a friend, I returned to my old stomping grounds of share investing to look at the best options for her. I was interested to know how these had changed since I last assessed them in great detail, which would have been early in 2014. Share investing in parallel with P2P lending is an… Read more

Best Lending Works Alternative

Hot on the heals of Zopa, Lending Works has closed for new lending by small investors. Most likely its decision was impacted by damage to its reputation in recent years, some of it justified. With lenders all expected to have their money repaid in full, it’s a shame to see another personal loans P2P lending… Read more

Best Alternatives To Zopa

Here are your best alternatives to Zopa, now that it’s converting to a bank from P2P lending. (Read The Real Reason Zopa Is Closing Its P2P Arm.) Zopa was the oldest P2P lending company in the world, founded in 2005, with an exceptional record. Most lenders made money every year and it lent billions of… Read more

The Real Reason Zopa Is Closing Its P2P Arm

Zopa has closed its P2P arm to focus on its bank. Zopa wrote to its customers: “Sadly, over the last few years, customer trust in P2P investing has been damaged by a small number of businesses whose approach led to material losses for customers investing in those platforms. Linked to this, the changing regulation in… Read more

Zopa Review – An Analyst’s Review Of Zopa For Investors

This is an analytical Zopa review for lenders (otherwise known as investors). You can also visit our peer-to-peer lending comparison tables or IFISA tables to see how Zopa compares. 4thWay’s Zopa Review Still want to read the Zopa Review? We’re keeping the last version of the Zopa Review alive below for a while, in case… Read more

8 P2P Lending Mistakes People Make

While the vast majority of individual lenders have made money on their loans every year since P2P lending started in 2005, some have not done so well. Alternatively, some might have been surprised by other outcomes, such as seeing their money trapped in for longer than they wanted. These unfortunate events usually happen when the… Read more

Invest & Fund Review

Here’s the Invest & Fund review, written by one of our specialists. You can find more reviews in our comparison tables. 4thWay’s Invest & Fund Review Invest & Fund is the only P2P lending company that has a combination of five things, leading to excellent risk-reward balance… Invest & Fund Review: their best-rated product This… 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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