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The Mind-Blowing Economics Of Rebuildingsociety Lending

At 4thWay, we’re fascinated by the unusual nature of Rebuildingsociety’s loan book. No high-street bank dataset we’ve ever seen comes close to this kind of profile and nor do any other P2P lending companies. The loan book defies belief. Borrower grading has historically sucked. Bad debts are exceptionally high and recoveries of said debt completely… Read more

SoMo Review

One of 4thWay’s specialists has again updated the SoMo Review, summarising the key points. (If you’ve come here for the BridgeCrowd Review, BridgeCrowd has now become SoMo.) It will probably take 9-10 minutes to read the main section. If you want to read the extra detail we go into on some topics underneath, it’ll take… Read more

How Many Small Business Loans Should Lenders Spread Across?

This article covers: What is unsecured small business lending? When do small business loan bad debts occur? How and when do these loans make a profit? What do individual lenders need to do to reach a profit? How much does platform ability, borrower quality and spread of risks matter? How many loans are needed to… Read more

The 6 Best P2P Lending Accounts In 2021

The best P2P lending accounts in 2021 are paying between 4% and 12.15% interest, while doing an incredible job of containing the risks for lenders. Here, I intend to give you a taste of some of the absolute best P2P lending accounts in terms of risk-reward balance. Introduction From 2014, 4thWay’s specialists have been using… Read more

UK Peer-to-Peer Lending For Overseas Residents

Here’s our list of P2P lending companies that you can lend through from overseas, i.e. outside the UK. And there’s another list below of those that you can’t. In addition to any requirements below, you may only open an IFISA if you are a UK taxpayer and have an National Insurance number. Overseas investors allowed… Read more

LendingCrowd Review

4thWay’s LendingCrowd Review: with business loans P2P site LendingCrowd*, you can select loans yourself to earn higher interest or spread your money automatically across many loans. Here’s our specialist’s LendingCrowd Review. (You can find all our reviews in our comparison tables.) Note that LendingCrowd is not currently accepting new lenders or new deposits, because it… Read more

Lendy High Court Result Great News For P2P Lenders

I’m not new to reading long-winded court judgments, so I want to write about some interesting points for lenders that came up in this 83-page High Court judgment on Lendy this month. My thoughts are not specifically for people who lent through Lendy, the disgraced P2P lending company that went bust under a cloud of… Read more

The 10 Key Peer-To-Peer Lending Risks

The main peer-to-peer lending risks are: Yourself (psychological risk). Not enough diversification (concentration risk). Losing money due to bad debts (credit risk). Losing money due to a P2P lending site going bust (platform risk). Losing money due to fraud or negligence. Selling into a loss (crystallising losses). Losses because you can’t sell early (losses from… Read more

Is The Assetz Capital Login Secure?

The Assetz Capital* login page is one of the key focal points for security risks on its website. We have assessed this page – as well as the entire website – for its cybersecurity. Most websites now earn the “secure” symbol next to the website address in your browser window, but this is far cry… Read more

P2P Lending And IFISA Cashback Deals Available Now

There’s not much in the way of generous P2P lending cashback or IFISA cashback deals at present – but one provider is offering up to £4,000 (up to 4%) to new lenders. Further down this article, you’ll see the more modest cashback deals that are available. We’ve also started adding referral schemes or other ways… 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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