Proplend: Now You Can Auto-Lend On 50% LTV Property Loans
Proplend has launched an auto-lend feature for its “tranche A” property loans, whether you lend through its regular account or its IFISA.
Proplend's tranche A loans are for a maximum of 50% of the property's valuation. Many loans are against properties that are earning income for the borrowers by being rented out (which have the highest, +++ Rating from 4thWay). Both those features give lenders huge downside protection.
If you switch on auto-lend, any outstanding funds you have in your Proplend* account will be lent on a daily basis, providing there are loan parts available.
A maximum of 20% of your entire pot will be automatically lent in a single loan. Your money might be allocated to new loan parts or you might buy second-hand parts from other lenders, depending on what is available. Proplend occasionally does four- or five-year loans, but your money will be allocated to loans of three years or less.
As I write, there are four qualifying tranche A loans available, paying an average 7.2%, which is very attractive for the risks involved.
Over time, as more loans become available and you lend more or re-lend repayments and interest, I expect that you will end up with an increasing number of loans that should turn out to be a sufficient number for these low-risk loans. The lower the risk, the less diversification is necessary to reduce your risks, so with Proplend you need far fewer loans than many other P2P lending sites to have good prospects.
The auto-lend feature will help to ensure you don't miss out on lending in tranche A loans. Proplend places lenders' money in £1,000 rounds, ensuring that more lenders can take part in each loan.
Once in a loan, your money won't be reallocated to different loans.
If you want to lend in a specific loan, you can toggle auto-lend off and choose a loan for yourself.
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