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How Peer-to-Peer Lending Works

We try to explain peer-to-peer lending in What the Heck is Peer-to-Peer Lending? However, it can sometimes be easier in an image. So we’ve created one for you called “How Peer-to-Peer Lending Works – For Investors”. Click on it to open it up. There is a mobile-friendly version underneath. These images also explain how P2P… Read more

What Is The Difference Between P2P Lending And IFISAs?

Peer-to-peer lending is lending directly to individuals or businesses, including, sometimes, property owners. IFISAs is usually the same, with the advantage that any interest you earn and gains you make are always tax free. However, there can be a minor catch to watch out for. Some things in the world of investing can seem horribly… Read more

Growth Street Review

Here’s the Growth Street Review from one of our experts. (You can see all their Quick Expert Reviews in our comparison tables. Growth Street Quick Expert Review A professional company with solid defences against losses. Established in 2014 and having lent tens of millions, this innovative P2P lending company has demonstrated pretty good selection of… Read more

Landbay Review

I think a lot of amateurs like me can quickly see the appeal in Landbay, but here’s the latest thinking on Landbay from one of our experts. 4thWay’s Quick Expert Landbay Review Strict lending criteria and low-risk BTL mortgages for lenders Landbay has completed over £100 million in residential landlord mortgages since 2014. Internally assessed by… Read more

Why Should I Do Unsecured Business Lending?

You probably think a better question is “Why on Earth would I want to do unsecured business lending when I can do secured lending? It’s a good question. Secured business lending, after all, means that you are lending to a business that has property, equipment, machinery, cash or other assets that legally can be repossessed… Read more

What Is Secured Business Lending?

Secured business lending is when borrowers have to put up assets as collateral on their loans. Those assets protect the lenders – in this case, I mean individual lenders like you and me, using P2P lending sites. Assets are things of value like properties, machinery, equipment, cash or even invoices that the borrowers’ customers are… Read more

New 4thWay IFISA Comparison Service Now Live!

We’ve provided you with a lot of information on peer-to-peer lending sites in our very detailed comparison service since 2014. And that includes IFISAs since the first one was released. However, we’ve now created a separate IFISA comparison service to make it easier, and added more information on costs, whether you can transfer in from… Read more

Why P2P Lending Is Far Better Than Equity Crowdfunding

What is the one huge difference between equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending? The risks of P2P lending are generally lower than the stock market. Whereas equity crowdfunding – buying shares in startups through websites – is among the riskiest investments this side of a scam, making it highly inappropriate for all but the most expert investors. Lending… Read more

Which Is The Best Lending Works Account?

Both of Lending Works’ lending accounts receive the top rating and a highly favourable review from our experts. But I’ll tell you now that there’s not an ocean’s difference between them. Still, if you’re a keen lender, some small differences in repayment timing, interest rates and the risks might interest you enough to read on…. Read more

Landbay Rates Rise, Risks Remain Low

When high-quality peer-to-peer lending websites first start up, they often pay interest rates to lenders that are too generous compared to the risks involved. The risks can be extremely low because, at that stage, the peer-to-peer lending website is so small that it can be fantastically picky about which borrowers to accept. (Assuming it is… Read more

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There's the savings way, the property way, the stock-market way, and now there's the peer-to-peer lending way. The 4thWay® to save and invest.
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We help people save and make more money, more safely when they cut out the banks and lend directly to other people and to businesses.

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4thWay® is shaped by investors, bank risk modellers and a senior debt specialist, and we're governed by our users to ensure our comparison services and research are trustworthy and complete.

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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