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P2P Lending And IFISA Cashback Deals Available Now

Currently, there are unusually good deals available, some for new and some for existing lenders, with cashback of up to £500 or 10%. A P2P lending site should convincingly pass a lot of tests before you trust it with your money. Accepting cashback bribe with your ordinary peer-to-peer lending accounts or your IFISAs is usually way,… Read more

5 Reasons Why Lending to Residential Landlords Is The Lowest Risk

Lending to residential buy-to-let landlords is intrinsically the safest kind of lending available to lenders through P2P. I’ll give you the five reasons for this in no particular order, since it’s all good: The bricks-and-mortar are already there Firstly, since the properties already exist and are not merely building sites with promise (like lending to… Read more

Landbay Suffers First Tardy Borrowers, Changes Lending Standards

Landbay*, which does mortgages for residential landlords, has had a perfect record since it started in 2014, with no peer-to-peer loans falling even one payment late. As of this month, it now has three loans out of 733 – or 0.4% – that have each missed a payment and have therefore fallen just slightly late…. Read more

After Falling 11%, Are Funding Circle’s Shares A Bargain?

Cliff is an experienced freelance investment journalist hired in as 4thWay’s “Chief P2P Cynic” to give you the alternative view on lending. He is also a specialist in buying shares, so he analyses opportunities to buy shares in P2P lending sites or P2P investment funds. Read about Cliff. On Tuesday, 26th November, the UK government… Read more

Can My Business Lend Through P2P Lending Sites?

UK Limited companies and Limited Partnerships are allowed to lend through P2P lending websites. I looked through the terms and conditions of a good number of them and all of them permitted UK businesses to do so. The ones I looked through are: CapitalStackers*/**. CrowdProperty. Downing Crowd**. Funding Circle**. Kuflink**. Landbay*/**. Lending Works*/**. MarketInvoice. Proplend*/**. RateSetter*/**…. Read more

ArchOver Overreaches And Its Bad Debts Are Rising

Recently, one borrower at ArchOver* suffered severe trouble. This borrower is so large that I shall argue it represents something like 8% of ArchOver’s entire historical (corrected) loan book. That is too much. What happened with this borrower? Every borrower and every bad debt has its own story – and it is all too easy… Read more

What Have Failed P2P Lending Sites Got In Common?

Lendy hasn’t failed, but its story today made me think of all the peer-to-peer lending websites or P2P IFISA providers that had either failed, closed down, stopped offering P2P lending products, or needed to be saved or taken over by other platforms. Regulated P2P lending sites that have gone down one of those paths include:… Read more

Lendy Sends Shockwaves But No Surprises

From our point of view, it was never a good start for  Lendy, formerly called Saving Stream. Since the beginning, it never passed the basic, simple tests cited in principles one and three of 4thWay’s 10 P2P Investing Principles. In short, Lendy hasn’t provided enough information about its risks and rewards to be properly assessed… Read more

Downing Crowd Review

One of 4thWay’s experts has written a Downing Crowd Review, summarising the key points in under 450 words, so that you can read it in about two minutes: 4thWay’s Quick Expert Downing Crowd Review Downing Crowd’s simpler loans could make a nice addition to your lending portfolio Downing has been lending investors’ money since 2010. Its… Read more

P2P Pensions Guide

Most people benefit from automatic tax breaks on peer-to-peer lending as explained in our guide: How Is Peer-to-Peer Lending Taxed? However, not everyone does, which can make lending through a pension attractive. And there are other advantages to lending in a pension. There are also cons though, so here’s everything you need to know: The main benefits of… 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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