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Lending Works Interest Rates: Up Yet Again

This article is updated as and when Lending Works changes its rates. Last updated on 20 July 2015. Lending Works* interest rates don’t change often, but it can be worth paying attention when they do. Today, the “super prime” personal loans P2P lending website has increased its interest rate in the five-year market from 6.4% to… Read more

The Budget: P2P ISAs And Three Other Impacts

Today’s Budget does “just under half” of the £37 billion of cuts that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is attempting in order to clear the deficit. This tax-raising Budget puts pressure on both individuals and businesses: it’s more money going to pay old government debts from over spending than helping us take care of our… Read more

Act Fast! RateSetter Paying Up to £100 Cashback

RateSetter* is going to pay up to £100 cashback to lenders who are signed up before 1 July 2015 – so if you’re not already registered but want to take part, you need to act now. The cashback offer will be on any money you lend up to 6pm on 14 July. Cashback is not… Read more

Property P2P Website First Great National Disappears

First Great National (a P2P lending website, not a train operator!) has joined a small number of other P2P lending website casualties since the industry began in 2005. The other closed P2P lending companies we know about include GraduRates, YES-Secure and Quakle, which I wrote about in What Happened to Lenders When These P2P Firms… Read more

Zopa Interest Rates: Down Today

This article is updated as and when Zopa changes its rates. Zopa*, the “super prime” personal loans P2P lending website, has compressed its rates further today, dropping from 4% in the three-year market to 3.8%. Its interest rates for five-year loans remain at 5%. This is the first time Zopa interest rates have changed in many… Read more

Zopa Lenders Beat Interest Rate Targets

Some Zopa news today, starting with the best bit: Zopa lenders are, on average, achieving higher rates than those projected by Zopa. Lenders exceeding targets Zopa removed its guaranteed rates at the beginning of this year, but its seems to be getting the hang of its new system of target rates Zopa is currently projecting… Read more

Peer-to-Peer Lending Scams

The Financial Conduct Authority – the UK body that regulates financial companies – has issued a warning that scammers are now operating in peer-to-peer. It writes, in its usually over-cautious way, that it “believes” that a company calling itself “Zopa Loans Reviews” is pretending to be the real P2P lending company “Zopa” and attempting to… Read more

Wellesley’s First Bad Debt…Sort Of

Wellesley & Co.*, a property bridging and development loans P2P lending website, is now reporting its first bad debt, although recovery prospects look good. Wellesley & Co., has matched money from individual lenders like you and me to borrowers in nearly 200 large property loans worth over £200 million since it started in late 2013…. Read more

Wellesley & Co. Easy Access Interest Rate Reduced

This is just a brief note to say that, this weekend, Wellesley & Co. has slightly dropped the interest rate on its 30-day notice account, which it calls its Easy Access account, from 3.66% to 3.55%. We wrote about Wellesley & Co’s other interest rate changes on Friday in Wellesley & Co. Increases Interest Rates. That… Read more

Wellesley & Co. Increases Interest Rates

This article was updated on 2 May, to explain an additional interest rate change made by Wellesley on that day. Property P2P lending website Wellesley & Co. has increased interest rates on all its deals as of today, 1 May. Except for one deal which went down slightly on 2 May. The P2P lending website, which… 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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