Articles

Comparing and Researching Innovative Finance ISAs

As the end of tax year approaches, we look at the Innovative Finance ISA providers on the market and offer our thoughts on how to research P2P lending platforms offering IFISAs.
Orca
Orca
4 min read

easyMoney: First Look at New P2P Offering

easyMoney is the recent addition to the global easyGroup 'house of brands' founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou. The easyMoney P2P lending platform launched its Innovative Finance ISA in February 2018. We take a look at this new entrant and its IFISA.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
3 min read

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Orca
Orca
4 min read

Collateral UK: Platform Risk Exposed as P2P Lender Enters Administration

Collateral UK entered administration having operated out-with regulatory permissions. This is an early case of potential high profile peer to peer lending platforms collapsing, inviting investors to more closely scrutinise the platform operators when investing.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
3 min read

RateSetter ISA: Tax Relief and Sector Diversification Wrapped in One

The last in the major Innovative Finance ISAs to launch, RateSetter's ISA is now open to everyone. As one of few platforms to diversify capital across all lending sectors, the RateSetter ISA could be an option as end of tax-year approaches.
Orca
Orca
5 min read

Exploring Eligible Tax Incentives in P2P Lending

The Innovative Finance ISA (or P2P ISA) is one of the primary tax incentives for investors considering peer to peer lending. SIPP providers are forging relationships with major P2P lending platforms, and the Personal Savings Allowance makes up the major tax relief incentives in P2P lending UK.
Orca
Orca
4 min read

Stock Market Volatility: How Balanced is Your Portfolio?

After the market correction experienced early February 2018, investors can expect a period of stock market volatility. We explore peer to peer lending as a viable asset class to diversify an investor's portfolio.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
3 min read

The Orca Investment Platform is Open for Business

The Orca Investment Platform is now live. Our investment solution enables investors to build and execute diversified peer to peer investment portfolios, all from one place.
Orca
Orca
3 min read

Funding Circle IPO: Reflective of P2P Lending Mass-market Appeal?

Funding Circle, the UK’s largest peer to peer lending platform (P2P), is preparing to go public in 2018.
Orca
Orca
4 min read

The Quest for Peer to Peer Borrowers

Striking a balance between investor demand and borrower origination is critical in peer to peer lending UK. We explore the dearth in peer to peer borrowing in certain areas of P2P lending.
Iain Niblock
Iain Niblock
4 min read

How P2P Lending Can Complement a Blended Portfolio

As modern portfolio theory goes, investment portfolio diversification is key to maintaining returns while diversifying risk. Peer to peer lending enables investors to complement their portfolio with stable yield.
Orca
Orca
4 min read

Zopa Lending Queue: When Will Zopa Re-open to New Investors?

The Zopa lending queue was introduced in early 2017 and has grown to over 25,000 people, all seeking to open an account with Zopa. We explore the likelihood of access, the reason behind the wait list, and potential effects of Zopa's product changes.
Orca
Orca
5 min read