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How To Pick P2P Loans To Boost Returns Or Lower Risks

  Welcome to our latest big guide to get you started in peer-to-peer lending. This one is for those of you who want to upgrade to expert status! Why is picking peer-to-peer loans myself a good idea? Selecting individual peer-to-peer loans to lend in yourself is a powerful opportunity to either earn far more interest… Read more

Waiting Periods for Property Lending Increase

Some P2P lending sites have to make changes to satisfy the financial regulator, which could mean you sometimes have to wait weeks before all your money is lent. The Financial Conduct Authority has frowned upon pre-funded loans in some cases. “Pre-funded” means that either the P2P lending site lends the money to the borrower themselves… Read more

Here’s What Happened When We Did Secret Shopping At Landbay

It’s all very well getting our information and data from P2P lending sites, but what if they lie? Lie detection At 4thWay, we use our skills and experience, including investment analysis and bank risk modelling, to assess P2P lending sites. That requires information that in the first instance comes from the P2P sites themselves. The… Read more

Quick Expert Reviews Of 3 Property Lenders

To make it easier for you to get a quick summary of our experts’ views, we’ve added “Quick Expert Reviews” to our comparison tables. Check it out. Below, we give you our Quick Expert Reviews of three secured property P2P lending sites to coincide with our property lending special newsletter to 4thWay subscribers this week…. Read more

Which P2P Lending Site Offers Very Personal Service?

Peer-to-peer lending sites put loads of time into offering great service to borrowers, but what about service for lenders? Some provide emails that are automatically tailored to what you want or they answer your brief written questions online. But, as far as I know, just one P2P lending site goes way beyond all the rest… Read more

Readers’ Questions: Should I Worry Funding Circle Downgraded Property Loans?

I fielded a call from a lender who wondered, only very mildly worried, about Funding Circle’s changes to its property loans, which it announced a short time ago. There are two changes. Some property loans to get a worse grade Funding Circle is going to start giving some of its property loans a worse grade…. Read more

A Brief Background On Wellesley

I wrote this piece to give those of you new to Wellesley a little background to go with the recent sell alert from my colleague, Neil Faulkner, which you can read here. What Wellesley does Wellesley does development and bridging loans. It has four loans in Spain, but it is not planning to do any… Read more

Why I’d Sell Wellesley Loans

Neil Faulkner says that with low interest rates for lenders, less impressive loan book performance than similar competitors, increased risks from borrowing to lend and not enough of the right kinds of unambiguous information and data, he sets out his opinion that, if he was lending through Wellesley, he would sell Wellesley & Co.’s P2P loans… Read more

Alternatives To Wellesley

In light of the Wellesley article setting out why Neil would sell Wellesley loans, it got me thinking what alternatives are there for our money. Simplicity and low risk I’m guessing that some Wellesley* lenders probably want simple accounts and I think they want low risk. They also want to be able to spread their money… Read more

Property Lending: An Update On Lender Losses And More

I have taken a look at the collective performance of 12 P2P property lending providers. This is under half the total number, because I am focusing on those that truly specialise in property (over 60% of loans are property loans). I have also excluded P2P websites that aren’t authorised by the UK’s own financial regulator,… 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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