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High-Rate Loans From rebuildingsociety

Here are the latest high-rate loans that are open for you to bid on from rebuildingsociety, the P2P lending company that finances riskier loans to businesses. C grade loan to spa centre This spa, beauty and health centre wants to borrow £25,000 for five years. The loan is already fully funded, but you can under cut other bidders…. Read more

Hargreaves Lansdown to Enter P2P Lending

Hargreaves Lansdown, a stockbroker as well as the UK’s largest investment fund “supermarket”, has added even more credibility to the P2P movement by confirming it will offer the service to its 675,000 customers. (A fund supermarket is a service that gives you access to lots of investment funds from different investment fund managers.) Hargreaves Lansdown… Read more

Financial Regulator Gives B- Grade to P2P Lending

The Financial Conduct Authority published its first report since it took over regulation of P2P lending. It visited five of the larger P2P lending websites to “assess the governance, management and controls of five market participants to understand the risk that the sector poses to our statutory objectives.” It reported that: “Overall, we were encouraged by what we… Read more

Saving Stream Provision Fund Looks Solid

Saving Stream is a secured loans P2P lending company that has been paying around 12% to lenders, with no losses to its 2,000 lenders. Now, in addition, it has launched the Saving Stream Provision Fund. Saving Stream Provision Fund Not only does Saving Stream lend to a maximum of 70% LTV (see sidebox for definition),… Read more

Lending Works Rate Lock Is All Upside

All of us at 4thWay® missed a very important detail about Lending Works‘ new interest rates last week. We’re not sure if we all need stronger lens prescriptions or if the consumer loans P2P lending company hadn’t explained its “Lending Works Rate Lock” properly to begin with. Probably it was us. We’ll get our eyes tested…. Read more

Zero Complaints About P2P Lending Companies

This morning I took a look through the Financial Ombudsman‘s complaints data to see if customers were complaining about any specific peer-to-peer lending companies. I tried over a dozen of the biggest names, including Zopa, RateSetter, Funding Circle, LendInvest, Wellesley and more. I found no decisions – either for or against any of them –… Read more

Zopa Awards are Piling Up

Looks like it’s money awards season, with the Zopa Awards cabinet needing extra timber to support the latest additions. No sooner had I written about RateSetter’s fair personal loans award than Zopa wins two other awards. Zopa has beaten all the banks in the customer services and personal loans categories for the second year running… Read more

First Great National Steams into P2P

It sounds like a train service, but it’s the latest P2P lending company to offer you the opportunity to do property loans. First Great National is a new peer-to-peer lending company focuses on developer loans with a maximum loan-to-value of between 70% and 80%. First Great national is very heavy on the marketing but low on the… Read more

Earn 5% at Lending Works Over 3 Years

Possibly the safest peer-to-peer lending company of them all, Lending Works, is increasing the interest rates from Monday 26 January. Lenders will then earn 5%. This is up from 4.3%, so it’s a big jump. It’s the interest rate you can expect after fees and bad debts. There are likely to be zero bad debts… Read more

Zopa is Hitting its Targets (Just About)

Recently, Zopa, the P2P lending website that started it all, changed the mix of loans that lenders will have their money allocated to, so that they can get higher rates. At the same time, it removed its rate promise, which means that you could potentially get less than the quoted interest rates. However, Zopa said it was… Read more

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We help people save and make more money, more safely when they cut out the banks and lend directly to other people and to businesses.

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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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