Parent company's latest RNS wasnt great & shares tanked. Rates arent great but buyback looks interesting.
Here's another thats just launched octopuschoice.com. Starting to see financial firms entering the market.
Minor shareholder in AC, BO, FO, CP, WA, Pfi, Ccube, Sdrs, AE, ABL. AC beta test. LAG, MTAG, FSAG
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I've had a little toedip in both (thanks for the link ilmoro it pricked my curiosity as my IFA has previously passed a few other octopus brochures my way, but so far gets very "couldn't possibly comment" where p2p is concerned) Both seem like potentially very nice and boring fire and forgets. Not sure I have a real feel yet as to how the risk/rewards compare to other platforms with similar rates, but so far both pay out when they say they will and answer questions quickly.
Hi I am quite new to P2P and came across their site. My true test is can you actually call these people on the phone and I tend to then get a feel for them as a company that way. I started on SS which seems pretty good but we will see how it goes. I also wanted something that was lower risk and this is the only site I have come across which offers a guarantee. How it works I have no idea but I spoke to a gentleman their who said that if a loan went bad my initial capital invested would be safe albeit I would not get any of the interest. To be honest though if that's all I would lose I would be happy. They seem really nice and pick up the phone when you call so thats good. Site seems pretty easy to navigate so that's quite good also. They don't tell you where the money get's lent to so that's a bit of a concern although they said it's being worked on.
I think I may take a punt with a small investment because they are running a £20 offer at the moment so why not. I will let you know how I get on with them.
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