How to get started in P2P lending

You can reap the rewards and mitigate your risks in the peer-to-peer sector by following three key strategies, says David C Stevenson.

Last month, I took my first in-depth look at the fast-growing world of alternative finance, exploring the three main platforms (Zopa, RateSetter and Funding Circle), all of which offer yield-starved investors the chance to boost their income by lending either to small businesses (Funding Circle), or to other consumers (Zopa and RateSetter).

In that article, I said that if you’re going to put money to work in this fast-growing space, you need to think like an investor [...]



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