PLUS500 (LON:PLUS): An Investment Primed For Take-Off?

Having acquired the CFD provider Plus500 roughly two weeks ago, it has to be said this was one of the better trades I have done, admittedly more through luck than judgement. The company were originally on my shortlist when I purchased IG Group, but I also decided to jump in and purchase Plus500 as a hedge against bad news for these firms with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) ruling on some aspects of the products, particularly leverage. 

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Ablrate P2P Lending Experiences – Updated for 2018

Having started at the end of 2014, Ablrate initially began their offering as a niche player, offering crowd-funded loans to the aviation sector. With these deals in short supply, more diverse asset classes followed such as capital equipment, business assets and also the more standard property and land. My brief review here covers only my experiences and is not designed as a particular recommendation to invest (or not).

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Saving Stream/Lendy P2P Experiences – Updated for 2018

If you haven’t heard of Lendy, perhaps you will have heard of Saving Stream, as they changed their name recently. Perhaps this change was forced, because as time has gone on, my experiences at this platform have become less about saving and more to do with speculative investments.

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Ratesetter Review 2018: Lend Money and Earn Interest

If you’re looking to get into the Peer-to-Peer lending game (otherwise known as P2P), you may have heard of Ratesetter. In a nutshell, they take your money and loan it out to individuals in the form of unsecured loans. The rate of interest you’ll receive is dependent on the market rate, and the term of the loan you have chosen. One fascinating thing about the system is that the prevailing interest rates are set by supply and demand – rates have been known to be super-depressed or alternatively way too high (although anomalies are ironed out pretty quickly).

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