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Pay Tax to Your Borrowers!

According to Assetz Capital, business and property P2P lending company, businesses that borrow through P2P should technically withhold tax from individual lenders. If true, it still doesn’t affect P2P lending companies that have consumer borrowers. Just business borrowers. On the Assetz website it says: One significant area of ambiguity is with regard to repayments. Traditionally, any business… Read more

Pensioners To Get Better Savings Options Than P2P

Generally speaking, savings accounts don’t come close to beating the interest rates being offered by P2P lending companies. However, from time to time you can find good accounts that come close enough to take a look. Great savings accounts for older people National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is launching accounts for people aged 65 and… Read more

New Tax-Free Savings Accounts

HM Treasury has concluded a two-month consultation on the best way to implement the inclusion of P2P loans with ISAs. Various options are being considered including creating a third type of ISA or including P2P lending as an option within a stocks and shares ISA. ISAs are tax-free savings and investment accounts. Before the release… Read more

Funding Circle Loans with Cashback This Week

Funding Circle is currently returning cashback to lenders, taken out of the borrowers’ fees, if you take part in the loan auctions listed below. All the loans are listed as A+, which is Funding Circle’s highest grade. Barely a dozen A+ loans out of more than 1,000 have gone bad since Funding Circle started in… Read more

Landbay Added to P2P Lending Benchmark Index

Landbay, a property P2P lending company with automatic diversification across different regions and a bad-debt provision fund, has been added to the first ever P2P lending benchmark. With the addition of this lower-risk, lower-rate P2P lending company, the 4thWay® P2P Forecast Returns Index has fallen today from 5.04% to 4.86%. The benchmark shows expected returns after fees… Read more

Latest Interest Rates from the Safest P2P Lending Companies

This article was corrected on 14 December. Previoulsy, we had recorded Wellesley’s new one-year rate as 4% (before cashback) when it should have been 3%. On Monday 15 December, Wellesley & Co., a property P2P lending company with a zero bad debt record and a bad-debt provision fund, will change its interest rates for the first time… Read more

Major Report into Lending Works

After lots of last minute punctuation and grammar corrections, we finally released yesterday our huge report into Lending Works. This is the P2P lending company that claims to be the safest and we think it might be right. Please take a look at Lending Works’ 4thWay® Insight Report to find out about this excellent savings and… Read more

Standing Firm Under Pressure

This is the Candid Opinion blog and now it’s time to be candid about the 4thWay® Risk Ratings. We’re proud of our scoring system and we’ll only get more proud as it proves itself and as we improve on it. The feedback we’re getting from the P2P lending industry is that they think what we’re doing… Read more

Your Latest Questions & Answers

We’ve had a few questions from you and so we put them to a P2P lending company so you can get answers right from one of the horses’ mouths. Aldwyn Boscawen of Wellesley & Co.* managed to squeeze out some time to answer your questions. Q. What happens to my money, in particular to the… Read more

Important Information on Bondora’s Grading and Interest Rates

Alongside our article on some very interesting changes coming this week at Bondora, the European P2P lending company, and my blog showing my opinions, here’s our Q&A with the chief executive officer and founder, Pärtel Tomberg. If you struggle with any technical or other difficult bits, you can skip to the end for our summary…. 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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