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RateSetter ISA hits £100 million in record time

03 Jul 2018 @ 11:30
It was reported in June, subscriptions to the RateSetter ISA passed the £100 million mark.  It has taken just four months from launching the ISA to reach this milestone – faster than any other peer-to-peer platform.  So far, more than 10,000 RateSetter ISA accounts have been opened. This is RateSetter’s third major milestone in the […]

Buying Shares in Gambling Companies Is a Sure Bet with The Passing of The New Law

03 Jul 2018 @ 11:24
It’s official, ladies and gentlemen. PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is no more. It’s time for the US to go the way of the UK and get sports betting up and running, regulating an industry that’s been clocking up billions in illegal underground profits for far too many years. PASPA, a US […]

Essential Components of a Winning Forex Trading Strategy

27 Jun 2018 @ 14:02
What is a Forex Trading Strategy? A forex trading strategy is actually a technique or a method utilized by a forex trader which helps the trader to take a decision whether to buy or sell a pair of currency at a given moment of time. These strategies are constructed upon deep technical analysis, chart investigations […]

How does peer to peer lending work

26 Jun 2018 @ 11:45
Peer to peer (P2P) platforms bring together people wanting to invest with borrowers that are looking for a loan, delivering better value to both. Until now, people have not been able to lend directly to borrowers in a meaningful way. Instead they have had to put their money into a bank deposit and the bank […]

Saving Money by Paying Yourself First

22 Jun 2018 @ 12:19
Everyone has heard the term “Pay Yourself First” when it comes to saving money, but many have a hard time understanding how this concept actually works. The thing is, virtually everyone is already practicing this strategy but it’s being done in an indirect way. As such, they never realized they were experts at “Paying Yourself […]

Pearls of Wisdom from the Fed

21 Jun 2018 @ 13:29
Debt like inflation appears hell-bent on an upward trajectory. At the time of writing, the US national debt was hovering around $21.147 trillion, with no relief in sight. The US has an insatiable appetite for expenditure, as evidenced by the Buy Now Pay Later mentality of Western society. Our future-oriented payment regimen makes sense given […]

Advice about Refinancing Your Mortgage

21 Jun 2018 @ 10:45
Most people are considering refinancing their mortgage before the final mortgage term ends. That is understandable because all people want to finish their mortgage payments as soon as possible and without any problems. One good thing about refinancing is that it gives you benefit of getting low interest rates. Some people consider refinancing because it […]

Benefits of peer to peer lending with RateSetter

19 Jun 2018 @ 11:45
Life is complicated enough, so RateSetter aims to make investing as simple and easy as possible. This means that investors simply choose: how much to invest, from £10 upwards the level of access required, from easy access to longer term investments. Find out more about access here.   RateSetter takes care of assessing loan applicants, matching investments […]

What are the main risks of P2P lending and how does RateSetter mitigate them?

12 Jun 2018 @ 11:45
Unlike savings, which are largely covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, investments carry risk.  In return for this risk, people can access better returns. Peer-to-peer lending is an investment in which you lend money to borrowers via a specialist online platform. RateSetter is one of the most established platforms in this sector, having lent […]

How is RateSetter different from other P2P lending platforms?

12 Jun 2018 @ 11:30
Peer-to-peer lending platforms allow investors to lend money directly to borrowers, cutting out the banks. A bank’s primary purpose is to keep people’s savings safe, but this comes at a cost in the form of very low returns.  In contrast, the purpose of peer-to-peer lenders is to help investors access healthy returns, which does not […]
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