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Peer-to-peer lending – how it works

Updated: 04th November 2014 - First Published: 25th October 2013 Peer-to-peer lending (or P2P lending) is essentially a hybrid form of saving and investing that can offer much bigger returns than traditional methods. Read More...

Borrowing from a peer-to-peer lending website

Updated: 27th February 2015 - First Published: 24th September 2013 Zopa led the way in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, the internet phenomenon that matches borrowers directly with people who want to lend money – but how does a P2P loan work for you as a borrower? Read More...

Personal loan vs Secured loan

Updated: 04th March 2014 - First Published: 28th August 2013 What is the difference between a personal loan and a secured loan? Personal loans and secured loans both involve borrowing a specific lump sum of money; however, there are some key differences which set these two types of lending apart. Read More...

Unsecured Car Loan

Updated: 17th June 2014 - First Published: 24th August 2013 An unsecured car loan is a personal loan offered solely for vehicle purchases. They usually come with additional benefits such as discounted vehicle inspections, car parts, breakdown cover, etc. Read More...

Personal Loans Guide

Updated: 03rd September 2013 - First Published: 23rd August 2013 A personal loan or unsecured loan is a way of borrowing up to £25,000 from a bank or building society. Read More...

Guide to Payday Loans

Updated: 12th August 2013 - First Published: 12th August 2013 Payday loans are a very expensive way to borrow money. Make sure you’ve considered all the alternatives before deciding whether you want to take one out. Read More...

Secured (homeowner) Loans Guide

Updated: 14th April 2015 - First Published: 06th August 2013 Secured loans are for homeowners or mortgage payers who wish to borrow larger amounts of cash and have equity in their homes to use as security. Read More...

Loan terminology – glossary and jargon buster

Updated: 17th March 2015 - First Published: 29th March 2012 Baffled by loans terminology? Our glossary and jargon buster explains commonly used terms when obtaining credit using a loan. Read More...

Personal loans - key Factors to Consider

Updated: 17th June 2014 - First Published: 26th June 2008 As with any type of borrowing there are some basics to consider to make sure you take out the right unsecured personal loan. Read More...

Rule of 78 Loans Guide

Updated: 16th January 2014 - First Published: 20th June 2008 Rule of 78 is a way in which some lenders will calculate early repayment costs. Read More...


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