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The Peer-To-Peer IFISA Guide

We have nagged the taxman’s notoriously tight-lipped officials, and chased down accountants, IFISA providers and even 4thWay’s own skilled experts to give you answers to all your IFISA questions, as well questions you never thought to ask. Here goes: What is an IFISA? An IFISA allows you to lend up to £20,000 per tax year (which… Read more

Which P2P Lending Sites Offer FSCS Protection?

Your cash – but not loans – held by a P2P lending site may or may not be covered by the FSCS. I’ll give my view on how important this protection is, explain why not all sites offer it, and give you a list of the P2P lending sites where the FSCS situation has been… Read more

Who Can Invest In Peer-To-Peer Lending?

Peer-to-peer lending (including P2P IFISAs) is classified as one of the safer alternative investments, which is why it’s available to all who wish to invest by lending directly to other people, businesses and property owners. But, since it’s still a relatively new form of investing, the Financial Conduct Authority wants to encourage most lenders to… Read more

How To Easily Qualify As A Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor To Lend Freely Through Any P2P Lending Website

Most peer-to-peer lending websites and IFISA providers allow anyone to lend. If you’re a beginner, they want you to commit not to lend more than 10% of your savings and investment pot across all your P2P loans. If you want to lend more than that, get yourself upgraded to the status of self-certified sophisticated investor…. Read more

4thWay’s 8 Top IFISA Picks

Neil Faulkner, 4thWay’s co-founder and Head of Research, has picked his top eight IFISA picks, based on his assessment of the risks and rewards. They include: Five selections that are easy to use and are good for both entry-level and expert-level investors. Five selections that are lending to borrowers that have real property (real estate)… Read more

How To Pass Assetz Capital’s Appropriateness Tests

Assetz Capital* has some good questions and additional information in its appropriateness test that are worth reading properly, but I think some additional information from 4thWay will be useful for your education! I’ll get to how to pass the test shortly, but firstly… Who can lend through Assetz Capital? Assetz Capital is available to all… Read more

How To Pass The Seedrs Appropriateness Test

Seedrs has nothing to do with P2P lending, because it is the far higher risk startup crowdfunding. It therefore doesn’t usually show up on 4thWay. However, for ordinary lenders in P2P to upgrade to the status “sophisticated investor”, you sometimes need a few pounds’ worth of experience investing in unlisted companies. That means companies that… Read more

Crowd2Fund Review

Here is a Quick Expert Crowd2Fund Review from one of our experts. 4thWay’s Quick Expert Crowd2Fund Review Needs to provide more information to prove its inexperienced team are capable of maintaining good results into the future. When did Crowd2Fund start? Crowd2Fund*, which started small business peer-to-peer lending in 2015, has now lent . What interesting… Read more

The Election Result Is Boosting P2P Lending

Crowd2Fund’s CEO recently expressed strong views on the subject of industry news and forecasts, so we invited him to write about them on 4thWay. 4thWay’s editor (Neil here) added in subtitles and lightly edited. The election result helps the P2P industry grow rapidly Crowd2Fund* is planning rapid expansion during 2020 due to the decisive election… Read more

Do “Sophisticated Investors” Have Less Legal Protection?

Jocelyn, 4thWay subscriber, wrote: “I’m having real problems understanding what the implications are of saying that I am a sophisticated rather than retail investor in the new appropriateness checks, and I wonder whether 4thway will be doing a short piece on this – I tried a brief search of your site and couldn’t see anything.”… 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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