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CapitalStackers COVID-19 Planning

CapitalStackers recently celebrated £15 million in lending through its platform. CapitalStackers* reports a total of £60 million lent to property developers and other property owners, when you include other lenders, such as Royal Bank of Scotland. CapitalStackers tends to do junior lending. So it arranges for its lenders to lend first, but to sit in… Read more

How COVID-19 Shows That P2P Lending Is A Fairer Investment

I’m a fan of the stock market. I think most people with a long time to invest should have some of their money in it. I’ve written about share investing in various pieces on 4thWay, including in this guide I co-wrote: Peer-to-Peer Lending Vs Other Investments. For all its volatility, the stock market a good… Read more

Peer-to-Peer Lending Vs Other Investments

In this guide, we explain how peer-to-peer lending performs when compared against stocks and other investments. Here’s a short summary: 1. Savings accounts, 2. peer-to-peer lending, 3. buying your own home and 4. the stock market are useful investments. Bonds and gold have been poor “middle ways” between savings and shares. Peer-to-peer lending has a better… Read more

ArchOver Update On COVID-19

By ArchOver. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent societal restrictions enacted by governments to combat this crisis, have brought great uncertainty to the international economy, and have placed many businesses into uniquely challenging situations. ArchOver* has been in close contact with all of our borrowers throughout these proceedings to ensure that they… Read more

Funding Circle Payment Holidays Update On COVID-19 1st April 2020

By Funding Circle. Further actions to protect your returns Last week, we outlined some of the actions we have taken to protect your returns on our platform, including tightening our credit risk parameters and strengthening our Collections and Recoveries capabilities. As this fast-moving situation develops, we will continue to ensure your portfolio is well-positioned to deliver… Read more

CapitalStackers Update On COVID-19 28th March, 2020

By CapitalStackers. So how is it going as we crawl toward the end of the first week of lockdown? Are the hands of your watch moving as slowly as mine? And pure irony, isn’t it – as soon as Boris tells us to stay at home, it stops raining and out comes the sun?! The… Read more

The Investment That’s Better Than P2P Lending

This was my first ever Candid Opinion article for 4thWay, published originally on 25th November, 2014. I’ve just updated it very slightly – mostly as an excuse to get the editor to re-publish it for me and give it some more attention. This is a brief, look at all your quality investment options, and showing… Read more

CapitalStackers Update On COVID-19 25th March, 2020

By CapitalStackers. Financial hygiene is even more important during the COVID-19 crisis Total transparency has always been a core function to us at CapitalStackers*, but in the current climate, just like handwashing, this element of normal housekeeping takes on critical importance. We’re fully aware that our investors will be looking to us to keep them… Read more

Funding Circle Chief Risk Officer’s Update On COVID-19 25th March 2020

By Jerome Le Luel, Funding Circle’s Global Chief Risk Officer. Protecting your returns over the coming months Jerome Le Luel joined Funding Circle as Global Chief Risk Officer four years ago; bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in risk management. His previous roles include Global Head of Risk Analytics at Barclays Bank… Read more

JustUs Update On COVID-19

By Lee Birkett, CEO & Founder of JustUs. A calm head in troubled waters I never believed in my lifetime that I would be writing to a locked down nation, but we are where we are, and I believe we will all get through this crisis if we stick together. “Let us therefore brace ourselves… Read more

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What is the “4thWay”?

There's the savings way, the property way, the stock-market way, and now there's the peer-to-peer lending way. The 4thWay® to save and invest.
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What does 4thWay do?

We help people save and make more money, more safely when they cut out the banks and lend directly to other people and to businesses.

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4thWay® is shaped by investors, bank risk modellers and a senior debt specialist, and we're governed by our users to ensure our comparison services and research are trustworthy and complete.

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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