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Kuflink Enacts Changes In Response To Auditor Concerns On Governance

See the latest update on the subject below in Update On Kuflink’s Financial Results And Auditor Reports. Let’s catch up on 3/3 4thWay PLUS-Rated P2P lending company Kuflink* – which has had a stern ticking off from its former auditors, Ernst & Young, who resigned. Here are the key points: Kuflink’s former auditors found that… Read more

Lending Works Review

Below is the latest Lending Works review given by one of 4thWay’s specialists. On 14th December, 2021, Lending Works changed its business model, so that lending is now only done by financial institutions. Inidividual lenders will see their existing loans steadily repaid. I currently have no concerns about lenders getting their money back, as I… 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

Octopus Choice Review

Here’s the Octopus Choice review from one of 4thWay’s specialists: 4thWay’s Quick Expert Octopus Choice Review Offers something different that could add to your current P2P lending. Established in 2016, lenders using Octopus Choice have lent  to property borrowers. It’s part of the Octopus Investments group, which manages £6 billions pounds-worth of investments and has been… Read more

How Useful Are Borrower Guarantees In Peer-To-Peer Lending?

Borrowers provide personal and even corporate guarantees to say that their own personal or other business assets, including cash and their residences, can potentially be called upon to pay off a business debt. The business debt might be a small business loan or a property loan, such as a property-development loan or a residential buy-to-let… Read more

RateSetter Review – Investment Analysis By 4thWay

4thWay’s RateSetter Review RateSetter is sold to Metro Bank and repays all lenders with a profit RateSetter itself was sold to Metro Bank in 2020 and was no longer available to new lending. In early 2021, RateSetter’s P2P loans were sold to Metro Bank. All lenders in RateSetter made a profit on their lending since… Read more

Sourced Capital Review

One of 4thWay’s specialists has written a Sourced Capital Review, summarising the key points. It will probably take 10-12 minutes to read the whole thing. 4thWay’s Quick Expert Sourced Capital Review Tight core lending standards temper its short history, although less sales talk and more substantial information is needed over the coming months. What is… Read more

Growth Street Review: Lending Successfully Wound Down

Here’s the Growth Street Review from one of our specialists. (You can see all the reviews in our comparison tables.) 4thWay’s Quick Expert Growth Street Review Growth Street has wound down its existing lending Growth Street, established in 2014 with a total lent of , is no longer taking on new borrowers and all lenders… Read more

MoneyThing Review

Here is the quick MoneyThing review by one of 4thWay’s experts: Update at end December 2020: MoneyThing has gone into administration. Administrators have been appointed to wind-down the outstanding book of loans by collecting and chasing payments from borrowers. As of December 2020, the administrators and/or MoneyThing believe that the appointment won’t have a material… Read more

Recent Movements In The 4thWay PLUS Ratings

The 4thWay PLUS Ratings and 4thWay ALT Ratings have been showing their worth during the pandemic and we strongly expect they will continue to do so. P2P lending doesn’t evolve around the world of COVID-19, though, so there have been a few changes to 4thWay PLUS Ratings in recent weeks for more mundane reasons. Kuflink… 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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