Articles

Octopus Choice Review

21 November, 2018
Full loan book analysis of peer to peer lending platform, Octopus Choice, reviewing investor returns, default rates, borrower, security as well as full drill-down into the product and provider.

Growth Street Review

7 November, 2018
Growth Street is a peer to peer lending platform which facilitates short-term, 30 days loans to businesses for lines of credit. The expected return is 5.3% and all loans are secured. Here is our Growth Street review.

Proplend 'Auto-Lend': Overview

1 November, 2018
Proplend has introduced an 'Auto-Lend' product alongside its 'Manual' product. Investors can now manually select loans as well as have any available cash swept and automatically allocated to the least risky loans. Here are the details.

No Trick, Halloween Treat From Orca

26 October, 2018
Orca are giving away free Amazon Echo Dots for those who invest with us from today (26th of October 2018) until midnight on Halloween (31st of October 2018). Invest at any level to receive this treat.

ThinCats ‘Diversified Loan Portfolio’: Overview

24 October, 2018
ThinCats is a well-known, established peer to peer lender in the UK which offers business loans to institutions and retail investors. They've broadened their product-set, launching a pre-built portfolio to accompany their 'self-select' option.

Advising on Peer to Peer Lending: Barriers to Entry

17 October, 2018
We’ve been speaking with financial advisers* for over a year, trying to understand why they struggle to get to grips with peer to peer lending (P2P).

Innovative Finance ISA Showing New Signs of Success

10 October, 2018
The HMRC publishes ISA statistics every August, relating to the previous tax year. The alternative lending industry cry success immediately after any Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) figures are released, while mainstream financial media have reported the arrival of the IFISA as a damp squib.

Crowdfunding Update: Orca’s Plans for Expansion

3 October, 2018
If you haven't been following Orca recently, we launched a crowdfunding campaign mid-September. The funds raised will help us realise our ambitious goals over the coming years. Here are some strategic objectives we’ll address with the funds raised.

An Interview with Propio Co-founder, Tom Buttress

26 September, 2018
This is an interview with the co-founder of Propio, Tom Buttress. Propio is a "crowdfunding platform" offering "ordinary people" the opportunity to invest in property development.