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Which P2P Lending Sites Are Profitable?

For many years, 4thWay has had a small, steady stream of requests from our readers to find out which P2P lending companies are profitable – which of them are making money. That’s why we have this guide, which we update kind of regularly. Lenders’ concern is that if these websites are not profitable then they… Read more

Can My Business Lend Through P2P Lending Sites?

UK Limited companies and Limited Partnerships are allowed to lend through P2P lending websites. The ones we know of are: CapitalStackers*/**. CP Capital. CrowdProperty.** Downing Crowd**. EstateGuru. Invest & Fund. Kuflink*/**. LandlordInvest. MarketFinance. Proplend*/**. Sourced Capital*/**. Limited companies and LLPs are generally allowed to lend. You’ll need to read the print carefully if you have a… Read more

List Of All The Peer-To-Peer Lending Companies In The UK

The number and type of P2P lending companies operating from the UK changes regularly. We keep this page updated every quarter. On this page, you’ll find: Full alphabetical list of the peer-to-peer lending companies in the UK. Which includes: – What types of lending they offer. – Whether they provide enough statistics publicly to lenders… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Offer FSCS Protection On Unlent Cash?

Your unlent cash – but not loans – held by a P2P lending site might be covered by the FSCS. I’ll explain when it applies, give my view on how important this protection is, and give you a list of the P2P lending sites that have strongly confirmed in writing that FSCS applies on unlent… Read more

Kuflink Review

Here’s the Kuflink review, written by one of our specialists. You can find more reviews in our comparison tables. 4thWay’s Kuflink Review A profitable property lending record since 2011 and highly satisfactory lending results. Kuflink Review: their best-rated product This account has been paying interest. Read about the 4thWay PLUS Ratings, compare more peer-to-peer lendingRead more

The Peer-To-Peer IFISA Guide

We have nagged the taxman’s notoriously tight-lipped officials, and chased down accountants, IFISA providers and even 4thWay’s own skilled experts to give you answers to all your IFISA questions, as well questions you never thought to ask. Here goes: What is an IFISA? An IFISA allows you to lend up to £20,000 per tax year… Read more

8 P2P Lending Mistakes People Make

While the vast majority of individual lenders have made money on their loans every year since P2P lending started in 2005, some have not done so well. Alternatively, some might have been surprised by other outcomes, such as seeing their money trapped in for longer than they wanted. These unfortunate events usually happen when the… Read more

Why You Might Be Missing Out On Instant IFISA Diversification

We have a guide on 4thWay that shows how you can open as many IFISAs as you want in the space of a few months, saving you on tax and helping you spread your money very quickly. But you might have to educate someone to do it. Because you can’t be certain everyone working at… Read more

In Search Of Contradictory Information

In assessing lending risks, it’s useful when you uncover contradictory information on a P2P lending company. So, today, I’m going to list a variety of very typical contradictions that we see, using real-life examples. I’ll help you learn how to spot them and give you some ideas on what to do with that information. About… Read more

4thWay’s 10 P2P Investing Principles

Throughout this site, we call lending, “lending”. Funnily enough. But that word can sound a bit casual and easy. Like you’re giving some chums, some fellow neighbours or local businesses, a bit of cash in return for a bit of interest. A simple income on the side where everyone’s a winner. There is a social… 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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