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Secret Investor: RateSetter hit £2bn and both ThinCats and Funding Knight become FCA authorised for IFISAs

Last post: Aug 11, 2017

Having scaled back on wholesale lending, Ratesetter finally make it to the £2 billion lent mark… ThinCats and FundingKnight both get the green light to provide IFISAs after receiving Full Authorisation from the FCA… LendingCrowd offer £150 Cashback


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Secret investor: Crowd2Fund get busier and Lending Works offer investor incentives

Last post: Jul 27, 2017

Ratesetter offer fee-free withdrawals having had to intervene with 3 borrowers who provide credit services to the general public… Lending Works offers up to £200 to those with funds to deposit.


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Secret Investor: Funding Knight to relaunch and busy times for Crowd2Fund

Last post: Jul 13, 2017

Having only listed 1 loan during 2017, FundingKnight are planning a relaunch and rebranding exercise, Crowd2Fund get busy and Funding Circle reverse their decision to default a loan - a first for the Secret Investor!


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When is a Default on a P2P loan not a Default?

Last post: Jul 9, 2017

How to peer to peer lenders treat defaults? Very differently actually and the astute investor will need to be aware that each platform defines a default differently.


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Secret Investor: Records broken at Assetz Capital and technical problems for Thincats

Last post: Jun 30, 2017

A record-breaking fortnight for Assetz Capital… Cash Flow! Don’t mention Cash Flow… Another outage for the ThinCats’ website… Only a single loan has been listed on FundingKnight in the first half of 2017


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Secret Investor: InvestUp launch Robolending and Archover offers higher returns

Last post: Jun 15, 2017

InvestUp introduce RoboLending… Assetz Capital launch yet another managed fund – this one features loans secured against property but the target rate of return is only 5.5% pa… Daring investors can now invest via an IFISA wrapper on the high risk/return ReBuildingSociety platform…


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