Founders' Blog

Why peer-to-peer loans are a more intuitive product for retail investors than equity

The peer-to-peer lending sector in the United Kingdom is much larger than the equity crowdfunding sector. There are many reasons for this, not leas...

The Gold Loan Market: United Kingdom versus India

Borrowing against gold jewellery has been a fairly expensive proposition in the UK.  Yes, there are many tempting offers from bullion dealers and c...

Skin in the Game: Unbolted only makes money when lenders make money

A common criticism of the large peer-to-peer lending platforms is that they have no "skin in the game". For example, John Carney has argued  that ...

Other News & Blogs

How To Buy It: Expert Tips on Watches

All watch brands with a very few exceptions will depreciate immediately after purchase. There are a few such as the grand complication Patek Philippes which are in such short supply and high demand that they can immmediately be sold for a profit.

Gold

Can gold be a good investment? Gold is unarguably a perfect metal for designing jewellery; the most obvious reason being the colour, but also as it is easy to work with, does not age or tarnish, alloy well with other metals and can easily be rec...

Delays in FCA IFISA-approval for most P2P platforms

With the recent launch of the much-awaited Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), it has become clear that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yet to approve a single big peer-to-peer (P2P) lender for involvement in the new tax-free savings vehicle...