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Compare Peer To Peer Lending

P2P (peer to peer) lending is when investors lend their money via a platform direct to a business, individual or against a property/asset at an agreed rate. There is no guarantee against losses, however some P2P lenders have a provision fund, secure the debt against an asset or spread the risk amongst multiple loans. See our P2P guide.


Lend directly to businesses and enjoy a monthly repayment for the life of the loan. Eligible businesses must have been trading for at least 2 years with a proven ability to meet monthly repayments. Investors pay 1% of all repayments to Crowd2Fund

term: 24 - 48 months min. investment: £100 return: up to 15.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

Loan to a business and the repayments are calculated monthly as a percentage of turnover.If repayments fluctuate the loan term adjusts, the business has to cover the interest and a minimum capital repayment every month.

term: 24 - 48 months min. investment: £100 return: up to 15.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

Invest your money into a business with potential. With a bond you’ll get regular interest-only repayments and the capital is fully repaid at the end of the term. Good for higher returns, and like all of our investment products – tradeable on the secondary market

term: 24 - 48 months min. investment: £100 return: up to 15.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

Invest from £20,000 with fixed interest rate of 4.5% - 9% p.a. paid monthly. Secured against UK land and property. No Lender losses to date* and tax efficient investments possible with their IFISA

term: 6 - 60 months min. investment: £20,000 return: up to 9.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020
  • No annual limit
  • Invest as much as you like
  • Available to all lenders
  • Manual and auto lending options
term: 1+ months min. investment: £10 return: up to 7.80%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

The platform allows investors to view and invest directly into British businesses

term: 18 - 36 months min. investment: £100 return: up to 7.00%*
* provided on 05/02/2020

Invest in individual opportunities via their dashboard.

term: 1 - 60 months min. investment: £10,000 return: up to 15.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

Customers can select which creditworthy small business loans to diversify their investments across.

The minimum investment amount is £20 and interest rates range from 5.95% to 14.25% per year. Loan term is 6 months to 5 years but you can sell your holdings on the Loan Markets for. 0.5% fee. 

There is no fixed term and customers can expect to receive a monthly income of their capital and interest.

term: 6 - 60 months min. investment: £20 return: up to 14.25%*
* provided on 16/01/2020

Unsecured short-term lending against either an R&D tax claim or qualifying grant
For companies with history of successful R&D claims/Grant claims
R&D funds paid direct to ArchOver controlled bank account
R&D claim prepared by third party professionals
Successful Grant history or awarded Grant has achieved first payment/milestone deadlines

R&D Tax Claim

The Research & Development Advance is short-term lending against an identified Research & Development (R&D) claim payable to a company by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or against an Innovative Grant Advance (IGA).

HMRC has made allowance for companies they deem to be undertaking qualifying Research & Development activities. Companies can claim cash repayments of up to 33% of the qualifying R&D expenditure. The claims are made with a company’s tax return (CT600) each year, with claims up to two years in arrears also allowed.

It can take up to three months between a company making a claim and receiving payment from HMRC. ArchOver helps companies ‘bridge this gap’ by facilitating a loan under this RDA lending service. Importantly, the loan can be drawn down up to 12 months before the claim is expected to be received, allowing companies to receive advance funding for their ongoing R&D.

The RDA is available only to companies that can demonstrate a history of successfully claiming R&D tax credits from HMRC with at least two years of successful claims having been made. Additionally, the company must have retained professional advisers to help in the preparation of the R&D tax credit claim. When making the claim, the company seeking the advance must advise HMRC to pay all the funds claimed to an ArchOver controlled bank account. The directors of the company seeking the advance must warrant that the PAYE, CIS, VAT and CT payments are up to date (i.e. that the company has no overdue debts to HMRC) and will be maintained up-to-date throughout the period of the loan.

Qualifying Grant

For an IGA (Innovative Grant Advance) we review previous successful applications for grants and delivery of projects in accordance with the application and receipt of payments substantially as scheduled. However, if no previous IGAs have been delivered on by the Borrower, we need to see the Grant being advanced against has been signed and agreed, they have received the first payment (normally this is on signing) and they have submitted and received at least one payment request for the first period (the length of periods will vary) of the grant.

Furthermore, the directors confirm that, in their reasonable opinion and having made reasonable enquiries, the borrowing business has sufficient funds to trade through the period of the loan and beyond.

All details are listed alongside each loan on the platform. It is recommended that Lenders read and understand the information within the Project Description before investing.

term: 3 - 36 months min. investment: £1,000 return: up to 9.50%*
* provided on 16/01/2020
  • Initial lending with a view to becoming S&I- or S&A-based
  • Bespoke security, usually second Charge against business
  • Some features of Secured & Insured or Secured & Assigned
  • Credit analysis, monthly monitoring

Bespoke loans are made on the same basis as S&I or S&A loans, with the sole exception being the rank of the all-assets charge. Bespoke loans are usually initially secured with a second charge which will transition to a first charge within a short period, usually less than three months. This flexibility allows us to raise larger amounts of money for Borrowers, without initially disturbing existing facilities.

Interest is set to reflect the initial period, during which the security is weaker. The rate remains unchanged throughout the loan term, giving Lenders the opportunity to enjoy a higher rate of interest than is usual for an S&I or S&A or S loan.

All other features of S&I or S&A or S apply, as appropriate.

All security details are listed alongside each loan on the platform. It is recommended that Lenders read and understand the information within the Project Description before investing.

term: 3 - 36 months min. investment: £1,000 return: up to 9.00%*
* provided on 16/01/2020
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