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4thWay’s 8 Top IFISA Picks

Neil Faulkner, 4thWay’s co-founder and Head of Research, has picked his top eight IFISA picks, based on his assessment of the risks and rewards. They include: Five selections that are easy to use and are good for both entry-level and expert-level investors. Five selections that are lending to borrowers that have real property (real estate)… Read more

How To Pass Assetz Capital’s Appropriateness Tests

Assetz Capital* has some good questions and additional information in its appropriateness test that are worth reading properly, but I think some additional information from 4thWay will be useful for your education! I’ll get to how to pass the test shortly, but firstly… Who can lend through Assetz Capital? Assetz Capital is available to all… Read more

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

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 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

How To Pass Loanpad’s Appropriateness Test

Loanpad, like all other P2P lending websites and IFISA providers, gives you a little test before you lend to ensure you know what you’re doing. Loanpad* goes further than just about any other P2P lending website to make its lending test a real one, while simultaneously helping you to understand what it does and what… Read more

Is The Zopa Login Secure?

The Zopa login page, as well as Zopa’s cyber security in general, needs to be strong to deter hackers keen to try and take a piece of the billion pounds being lent through this peer-to-peer lending site. As WordFence says, the “secure” symbol in your browser next to the URL does not automatically mean “safe”…. 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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