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Tesla Bonds Prove P2P Lending Is Safer Investment

Many Tesla bond investors are complete lunatics. Today, I read on CNN that Tesla bonds have fallen in price so much that anyone buying its bonds due for repayment in 2025 will now effectively earn 8.6% annual interest. (A falling price for selling your bonds leads to a higher effective interest rate for the buyer.)… Read more

FundingSecure Review

One of our experts has updated this FundingSecure Review: 4thWay’s Quick Expert FundingSecure Review Needs to provide more details and there’s a wide spread of risk in these higher-rate loans FundingSecure’s own total lending figure of on its website overstate its size, but it has still done well over £100 million in lending since 2013…. Read more

Growth Street: Is Its Reserve Fund In Trouble?

4thWay user David Bradshaw had this question for us about Growth Street*: “Firstly, I’d just like to compliment you on your excellent website as it’s been a helpful resource for me as I’m sure many others before me, on starting with P2P investments. I now have investments with most of the major P2P platforms, and… Read more

The Contradiction That Is FundingSecure: Is It Good Or Bad?

FundingSecure has a number of contradictions that lenders need to get their heads around if they are to use it successfully, meaning with a full understanding of the risks that lead to it paying high interest rates. Contradiction 1: borrowers are low on cash, high on property FundingSecure’s borrowers are cash poor, but asset rich…. Read more

ArchOver Review: Secured And Insured Business Loans

Without any ado, here’s my Quick Expert Review under 450 words that you can read in about two minutes, followed by my candid and full ArchOver Review: Full ArchOver Review: introduction One of ArchOver’s* directors made a bold claim shortly after it started matching business borrowers to individual lenders in August 2014: that ArchOver is the safest… Read more

Readers’ Q: Do I Need To Invest In Shares If I Do P2P Lending?

Greg, a 4thWay reader, has asked: “First of all, I must just say how much I’ve appreciated your website as I’ve gone about educating myself in the area of investing over the past few months. “My wife and I have just made our first P2P investment, with more to follow when our house sale goes… Read more

Abundance: A £4 Million Lesson In The Risks Of Green-Energy Loans

The collapse of a green-energy project that was crowdfunded to the tune of £3.9 million gives valuable lessons to individuals funding new and complicated infrastructure products through peer-to-peer lending sites. Here’s what happened followed by 10 lessons for lenders in future. What was the loan for? The project was for a new business to borrow… Read more

Kuflink Review

Here’s the Kuflink review from one of 4thWay’s experts: 4thWay’s Quick Expert Kuflink Review Might be solid, but needs to be more up-front and clear Established in 2016, Kuflink lenders have lent tens of millions to property developers and other property borrowers requiring short-term funding. We don’t yet have as much information about its key… Read more

More LendingCrowd Accounts Earn 4thWay PLUS Ratings

LendingCrowd’s Growth and Income peer-to-peer lending accounts, including the IFISA versions, have now earned “Excellent” 4thWay PLUS Ratings. Previously, just LendingCrowd’s Self Select lending account and IFISA had earned a rating. Why have these accounts been upgraded so soon? The two LendingCrowd* accounts have been awarded ratings just a few weeks after our last assessment…. Read more

How New Ratings Have Shaken Up The P2P Lending Comparison Tables

When is a site allowed a rating? All P2P lending sites and P2P IFISA providers that supply enough information about themselves, and that have a long enough history, are assessed to see if they can earn a rating. We’ve listed the providers that have earned 4thWay PLUS Ratings below, with some information about how they… 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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