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Cloned P2P Lending Websites on the Way

Trillion Fund, which enables you to lend and invest in energy projects, is to allow other websites to clone its P2P lending services. In a marketing move known as “white labelling”, the company will strip its own logo, branding and any other mention of Trillion Fund away, and allow other websites to rebrand it as their own. This will allow… Read more

Major Report Into RateSetter

Once again, we have a new report into the outstanding P2P lending opportunity that is RateSetter, with interest rates up to 6% and the lowest 4thWay® Risk Rating of 10, which makes it just slightly short of savings accounts in terms of the risk of losing a lot of money in one go. Each of… Read more

December Lending Blues

Zopa, the world’s oldest P2P lending Company, says its lenders set great store in transparency, so it has started to take steps to become much more open on when your money will be lent. This makes sense; we all become much more patient and complain less when we know how long we’ve got to wait in line for. More… Read more

P2P Lending Costs More Than Stock Investing

…But there’s a catch at the end. Cavendish Online, the discount broker of investment and insurance products, has created a fund supermarket providing the cheapest route to buy a share ISA, with all costs included. Cavendish Online will get you spread into a few different funds for between 0.32% and 0.7% pa costs, spreading your risk… Read more

P2P Lending Returns to Average 5%

Ever wondered what the average returns in P2P lending are? We wonder that all the time. We know average doesn’t mean much, but, like most people, we’re curious anyway. We have just launched the 4thWay® P2P Forecast Returns Index, which is the first index of P2P lending returns. It’s not the big one in terms of… Read more

Offset Your P2P Lending Losses from April 2015

Probably from April next year, any losses you make in P2P lending can be offset against your income tax. The news was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today. Currently, losses in P2P lending either can’t be offset in the case of lending to individuals, or they can only be offset against capital gains in… Read more

Wellesley’s Provision Fund Shrinks to 1.3x

Update on 5 December 2014: Wellesley’s bad-debt provision fund jumped back up to 1.8 times as amount on loan and protected by the fund dropped £20 million. Wellesley explained that its figures are entered manually, so the big drop was merely a human error. Wellesley & Co’s bad-debt provision fund now covers expected bad debts 1.3 times… Read more

Zopa: When Will Your Money Be Lent Out?

True to its word, Zopa, the world’s first P2P lending Company, has made the change it had promised to improve information in our online lending accounts. We can can now see what money is queuing and what money is in the process of being matched to new borrowers. Money in the queue is usually lent out within… Read more

Major Report Into Funding Circle

Again, I’m abusing my position and writing a blog about one of our own products – and yet it is something I would have written about if another company had created it. This week we have continued our series of highly detailed, plain English, informative, candid 4thWay® Insight Reports by publishing the next one, which is… Read more

Zopa Provides Unsecured Loans for Money-Saving Boiler

Zopa, the world’s oldest peer-to-peer lending company, has created another source of borrowers for investors to lend to. It is now offering unsecured personal loans to Flowgroup customers who purchase its Flow boiler, a money-saving boiler which generates electricity as it heats a home. FlowGroup customers can now borrow from Zopa to purchase the company’s… 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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