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Peer-To-Peer Lending Risks – The Big Seven

Peer-to-peer lending risks that might actually lead to losing money can be broadly placed into seven different categories. Here is a list in priority order of the key risks of peer-to-peer lending losses, including P2P IFISAs, and some simple but highly effective ways to reduce those risks. P2P lending risk 1: yourself (psychological risk) When… Read more

Peer-to-Peer Lending Guide: It’s All In Here!

The 4thWay® Peer-to-Peer Lending Guide is the most candid and comprehensive guide of its kind. We’ve broken the guide down into: 1) A few key chapters with what everyone needs to know; 2) Then there’s more detail for those who need it; 3) And then there’s just silly amounts of detail for those of you (ok,… Read more

Best P2P Lending Accounts And IFISAs During COVID-19

The past few months have been a strange, rough and disturbing time for many – perhaps most – people in the UK. Investors in the stock market have been slammed dreadfully. P2P lending and IFISAs have been a lot more stable, as you should expect from money lending, but it’s not been completely smooth and… Read more

How Investors Beat The COVID-19 Downturn With P2P Lending

In this special P2P Lending COVID-19 guide, read how savers and lenders can survive and thrive despite the COVID-19 outbreak. You’ll learn about: The history of epidemics and downturns on P2P lending and other investments. The attitude to your investments that you need to adopt now. How to achieve your saving and investing goals in… Read more

Peer-to-Peer Lending vs Bonds

Most peer-to-peer lending sits in the sweet spot with potential rewards considerably above savings accounts and yet risks below the stock market. And its incredibly steady record over the past 15 years certainly supports that. But where exactly does peer-to-peer lending fit compared to bonds? Peer-to-peer lending has a huge number of advantages over bonds…. Read more

Funding Circle New Lending Update On COVID-19 17th April 2020

By Funding Circle. Important update on lending through Funding Circle Today the British Business Bank (BBB) has accredited Funding Circle to the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). This will allow us to help small businesses access crucial government-guaranteed loans during this unprecedented time. To ensure we are helping as many small businesses as… Read more

LendingCrowd Update On COVID-19 16th April 2020

By LendingCrowd. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect all our lives, we want to assure our valued community of borrowers and lenders that we’re doing everything we can support you all at this difficult time. We’ve reached out to every LendingCrowd borrower and asked them to complete a questionnaire to let us know… Read more

Funding Circle Secondary Market Update On COVID-19 9th April 2020

By Funding Circle. Update on the secondary market As part of our ongoing measures to protect investor returns, we have taken the decision to pause the secondary market while we continue to evaluate the potential impact of Covid-19. This forms part of a number of measures introduced recently. Over the last few weeks, we have… Read more

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

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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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