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Crowd2Fund Review

Here is a Quick Expert Crowd2Fund Review from one of our experts. 4thWay’s Quick Expert Crowd2Fund Review Needs to provide more information to prove its inexperienced team are capable of maintaining good results into the future. When did Crowd2Fund start? Crowd2Fund*, which started small business peer-to-peer lending in 2015, has now lent . What interesting… Read more

The Election Result Is Boosting P2P Lending

Crowd2Fund’s CEO recently expressed strong views on the subject of industry news and forecasts, so we invited him to write about them on 4thWay. 4thWay’s editor (Neil here) added in subtitles and lightly edited. The election result helps the P2P industry grow rapidly Crowd2Fund* is planning rapid expansion during 2020 due to the decisive election… Read more

Do “Sophisticated Investors” Have Less Legal Protection?

Jocelyn, 4thWay subscriber, wrote: “I’m having real problems understanding what the implications are of saying that I am a sophisticated rather than retail investor in the new appropriateness checks, and I wonder whether 4thway will be doing a short piece on this – I tried a brief search of your site and couldn’t see anything.”… Read more

How To Pass The P2P Lending Appropriateness Tests

If you lend through UK-based peer-to-peer lending platforms or through IFISA providers, most of them will now ask you to pass simple, multiple-choice tests of knowledge. These tests are called “appropriateness tests”. The tests help you to understand what it’s like to lend through each specific online peer-to-peer lending or IFISA platform. If you can’t… Read more

The P2P Lending Sites That Spread Your Money Across Every Loan

You can go to this comparison page that is filtered for you to compare peer-to-peer lending platforms that automatically assign you to loans, or that offer you the option to do so. So: Which peer-to-peer lending platforms spread your risks? Most of them do not do spread your risk across the entire book of live… Read more

Growth Street’s Largest Loans Turn Bad

There’s been quite an exciting development at Growth Street. I use the word “exciting” to mean it’s a story with a lot of bang, rather than good news. Certainly not for me, as it reveals a mistake by me. Probably my biggest since co-founding 4thWay. But at least it’s just my reputation and Growth Street’s… Read more

How To Pass LendingCrowd’s Appropriateness Test

LendingCrowd* does lending to small businesses and allows lenders to optionally choose your own loans or auto-lend. LendingCrowd does a good job ensuring that you understand this kind of lending with its appropriateness test. It also offers useful little facts to aid you. I’m here to help you with facts too. How to pass the… Read more

How To Pass Octopus Choice’s Appropriateness Test

You’ll be asked to pass the Octopus Choice appropriateness test (investor test) before lending. This is standard procedure for P2P lending accounts and IFISAs that are regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Who can lend through Octopus Choice? Before I show you how to pass the test, here’s how you can lend through Octopus Choice… Read more

How To Pass Lending Works’ Appropriateness Tests

Lending Works* is one of the simplest P2P lending platforms. On the surface, it’s simple how lenders use it. Behind the scenes, it simple how it works too. For example, in that it has just one category of loan – “personal loans” – and borrowers can largely be assessed automatically. Its appropriateness test is therefore… Read more

How To Pass HNW Lending’s Appropriateness Test

All peer-to-peer lending companies ask you to pass an appropriateness test (investor test) before you lend, including HNW Lending. HNW Lending’s appropriateness test contains some of the easiest questions we’ve seen – but also a couple of real killer questions. Indeed, you won’t find the answers if you go looking for them now on the… 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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