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Maximising the benefits of peer-to-peer lending

Monday, 31 October 2016 | Article

Peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms allow investors to lend money directly to individuals and businesses. In return, they receive an attractive yield - provided the borrower does not default.

Not many reasons to be cheerful for savers

Thursday, 27 October 2016 | Article

Despite what some high-profile politicians predicted before the EU referendum vote, the UK economy is rocking along very nicely post 23 June.

Understanding the risks of peer-to-peer lending

Monday, 24 October 2016 | Article

Rates on offer from deposit accounts continue to disappoint, pushing investors beyond the mainstream in search of a healthy yield.

Five reasons to consider peer-to-peer lending

Monday, 17 October 2016 | Article

The UK’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market has grown exponentially since first mover Zopa launched in 2005. P2P allows investors to lend directly to individuals and businesses.

"We used peer-to-peer to boost our savings"

Monday, 26 September 2016 | Article

Seven investors tell Moneywise about their experience of the relatively new peer-to-peer (P2P) sector and how they view the risks involved.

Lifetime Isa vs Help to Buy Isa: which is best?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | Article

The government recently published more details on the next tax-friendly savings scheme, the Lifetime Isa (Lisa), due to launch in April 2017.

Market tracker: Where next for savings and loans?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | Article

Savers are still suffering, and it looks as though rates are going to get much worse before they start to improve.

Savings update: The five top paying easy-access savings accounts

Monday, 19 September 2016 | News

Rates for savers continue to fall on both easy-access and fixed rate accounts.

3.2 million people use Current Account Switching Service in first three years

Friday, 16 September 2016 | News

Over 3.2 million people have moved bank accounts via the Current Account Switching Service (Cass), which launched three years ago today to encourage more people to shop around for better value current accounts.

Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.25%

Thursday, 15 September 2016 | News

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously agreed to keep the base rate at 0.25%, its lowest-ever level.