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eMoneyUnion really DOES Do P2P Homeowner Loans

Update: eMoneyUnion is now JustUs. It appears there has been some confusion both in the press and at the financial regulator as to whether eMoneyUnion is a property lender itself or a P2P company that matches loans for individual lenders. However, the Financial Conduct Authority has recently confirmed its legitimacy, so the eMoneyUnion homeowner loan transaction on 2nd Septenber was… Read more

Landbay Joins the P2P Finance Association

Landbay, the buy-to-let mortgage P2P lending company, has just joined the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). The P2PFA sets minimum standards for all its members, including: Setting high standards in vetting borrowers. This does not mean they cannot arrange high-interest, high-risk loans, but it does mean they need to conduct an appropriately comprehensive assessment to ensure that… Read more

Zopa: From a Barn to £670 Million

Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa, a consumer loans P2P lending company, was at the recent LendIt conference. His presentation, called “Born in a Barn“, showed just how far the world’s first P2P lending company has come. In ist ninth year, it has lent £250 million. Zopa’s bad-debt provision fund has easily covered all losses… Read more

P2P Lending VS Equity Crowdfunding: The Votes Are In!

Research by Peter Baeck, Liam Collins and Bryan Zhang from the University of Cambridge has revealed that £1.6bn has been lent through peer-to-peer lending websites, whereas just £84m has been raised in the higher-risk equity crowdfunding area. Just £26m has been raised in rewards crowdfunding. The research is part of a major study into the… Read more

Funding Circle A+ Loans Are High Interest For Low Risk

Samir Desai, CEO at Funding Circle, the largest P2P lending company focused on loans to UK businesses, did a presentation called “Building A Better Financial World” at industry conference LendIt. Samir said that expected average returns for all Funding Circle loans after fees and bad debts, but before taxes, are 7%. That’s across all loans from… Read more

Lending Works’ Insurance Against Losses

Lending Works*, the prime consumer loans P2P lending company, has clarified what its insurance against losses will cover. Lending Works has taken out insurance to cover borrowers who can’t pay, which is provided by three insurers with assets of more than £2 billion. This is in addition to keeping a well-stocked provision fund against losses… Read more

How Zopa Lends Your Money

Mat Gazeley from Zopa has just published more details about how Zopa matches your money to borrowers in a blog post. The key takeaways Mat explained that, above all else, Zopa lenders who receive loan repayments are ahead in the queue when it comes to re-lending their money compared to any new money from lenders…. Read more

Exit from P2PFA, but Wellesley & Co isn’t slowing down

Spokesperson Aldwyn Boscawen from Wellesley & Co., the P2P lending service, informed 4thWay today: “The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has accepted the resignation of Wellesley & Co. with immediate effect. Following conversations between the P2PFA and Wellesley & Co. it became apparent that Wellesley’s ongoing marketing strategy would be incompatible with the rules of the P2PFA.” Wellesley, joined the… Read more

Financial advice harder to come by if you have £30,000

As financial advisors have had to become more transparent with their costs, it is becoming harder for them to agree fees with clients who have less than £30,000. Independent financial advisors are expected to consider all forms of regulated savings and investment products for their clients, which includes peer-to-peer lending. As a result of the introduction… Read more

Automation gets better at Funding Knight

Funding Knight is the latest peer-to-peer lending company to announce improvements to make it easier for you to spread your risk and diversify across loans. You will notice that when you search for a loan through Funding Knight’s Loan Exchange you will get two options to choose from “Quick Buy” and “Advanced”. “Advanced” allows you to… 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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