Is peer-to-peer lending easy?
With our three stage process, getting started couldn’t be simpler:
The first stage is to register – we’ve recently made this more straightforward and it shouldn’t take you more than five minutes:
- We’ll need you to set up an account with a username and password that you choose, and you’ll fill in your basic information – address, date of birth etc.
- Now you’ll have access to the platform. It’s worth noting that there’s no obligation to invest, so if you want to register, have a look around and then decide that you want to come back to it another time, that’s fine.
- You can log in and view current loan opportunities. If you need help with this, don’t hesitate to call our lending team on 0207 870 1023.
As of March 2015, you can either manually choose companies to lend to or invest through the first of the Assetz Capital Investment Accounts, the Green Energy Income Account. This automatically spreads your money across a number of renewable energy projects and has a target rate of 7%.
2. Start to lend
Once you’re familiar with Assetz Capital, you can transfer money onto the platform from your bank account. The amount of time this process takes will depend on who you bank with, but it can take as little as two hours.
Now you’re re ready to choose which loans to invest in and begin entering your bids.
Once you’ve put bids in, you’re done.
3. Check in
All that remains is to check your investments periodically – some investors check their loans daily while some go months without taking a look, but if any loans have a significant change in status we’ll contact you directly, usually via email.
Much like any investment, there are risks involved in P2P lending and you should always take impartial advice if you’re unsure. However, rest assured that setting up an account and getting started is quick and simple.
- March 18, 2015