August 30, 2020 May 16, 2020 by John. Copyright © 2007-2021 Monevator. The £100, as far as I can tell, is due to appear in my account at the end of the year. I have updated the copy above with a direct excerpt from its discussion of the provision fund. Random checks). At the end of the year you’ll get your £100 bonus along with … RateSetter: P2P Investments £100 Sign Up Bonus Refer A Friend. Less than a week ago I lent in the 5 year market (after clicking through Monevator’s link!) John B March 10, 2016 at 10:12 am I size my exposure accordingly. Could worse happen in the future? Clearly it’s not sustainable for RateSetter to lend your money out at, say, 4%, while paying you an effective rate of nearly 15%. As always: I’m just a bloke on the Internet and certainly nobody’s personal financial advisor. Just to let you know, I used your offer and invested in RateSetter for a year. For example, can losses be used to offset interest gains, or be used to offset capital gains? Over £2.5 billion has now been lent through the RateSetter platform. In a worst case Covid-19 scenario you could lose some of the money invested. Wasn’t the case with me this weekend…. But given the size of the peer-to-peer market at the moment I suspect this would likely fall into the ‘tinkering at the edges’ category. The one-year market is paying 4.7% as I type. So as a time-poor investor that likes to keep things simple, I’ll personally be giving it a miss for now. The rates are also higher, since joining a little over three years ago I have averaged 8.9% at FC vs 5.9% at RS. @ Bruno – I tried with them for a while because it sounded good, but your money can wait [so not earning] for periods when there are no loans, as there are generals few available. Refferal £100 bonus. That would be a much worse situation than with cash, but not a catastrophe. […] The Referred Investor cannot be an existing RateSetter customer and you cannot refer yourself (for example, by using another e-mail address or false details).”. Odd – I’ve had the same experience: a £50 bonus appearing (despite me not referring on to anyone). Also, I know you’re only kidding but to be clear everyone must and should make their own mind up and take full responsibility for any investment. Quite often it’s higher than the one-year rate! 6. The auto-bidding algorithm is really bad, so if you want to be truly diversified it can take a bit of work to spread out your money manually. You have £100/£50. £1k here, £200 a month there. I am happier with the dividends. Lately they’ve had a problem with bot-buying, where if there’s a lot of demand for lending, you can’t physically operate the keypad fast enough to get the deal before it vanishes on the screen. (Like right now, in fact, where it’s quoting at 3.1% versus 2.9% for one year). Full disclaimer and privacy policy. @Mr_Curious — It’s only an ISA if you open it in an ISA. You should also get 50 quid from me! Personally I’m happy with the rolling market with my money in RateSetter (I have less cash knocking about these days after buying my flat! I’m going to do a follow-up post when I get a chance about P2P, contingency funds, and likely an aside about Brexit. I think it adds a very small amount, in real world terms, although as you suggest it could well be not worth the effort from a personal hassle/time factor. HMRC: The payment is not taxable and does not need to be declared. @The Rhino: Ratesetter T&C prohibit multiple refer-a-friend sign-ups via different email addresses – I quote: “1. They supposedly offer 12% guaranteed interest, which seems too good to be true..? Now that Zopa and Ratesetter operate in a similar way, Ratesetter seems to always have better rates. I don’t think I have touched my Ratesetter account since setting it up over three years ago. 7075792) and our registered office is at 6th Floor, 55 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AS. I wonder if signing up now, the sum would be transferable to the IF ISA come April? Could global prime property be the canary in the goldmine? You don’t know what a significant sum is for me, and it might be a lot more or less than it is for you. Once you get over the initial hurdle, peer-to-peer is straightforward. The £100 is non-transferable and no alternatives will be offered. Ratesetter is no different. Not a few Monevator readers have taken advantage of this win-win RateSetter offer over the past couple of years! Future losses would need to be 1.48 times larger than predicted before investors’ initial investment starts to be at risk. I say in the article that I don’t invest more than low single digit percentages of my net worth into any such platforms. I’m finally going to clear one of those from M&G in the next tax year, and have spent forever trying to work out how to keep under CGT allowances when selling tranche after tranche. Then the £7M borrower (unsatisfied) offers implies some sophisticated (big?) that the above guidance would come into affect. Clicking on any of the RateSetter links in this article will take you directly to the sign-up page for the £100 bonus. This is for 1 year until your bonus … @The Investor – Have you or anyone here had a look at Saving Stream? So 300/2,000 and 3.5% interest = £370 or 18.5%. Haven’t found a bargepole long enough to consider p2p before, but I can’t argue with this risk/reward on £1K … and if it should ease the ‘monetization’ gripe, it’s even sweeter It seems there’s a lot of lenders at the moment that have pushed rates down across maturities. This might be a bit high for some – but I have 41% of my net assets in the value of my home. In practice, no Ratesetter investor has yet lost a penny. I’ve been repaid £1007.51. On the basis that “bad returns in bad times” come around from time to time I rather suspect that the peer to peer lending model may be severely tested in “bad times” and less well informed investors than Monevator readers may regard it more like a bank account. @Moongrazer — Yes, the rate varies over time. The Investment Trust ‘P2P Global Investments’ has been around for a couple of years now, and maybe not generally realised, was ISA-able from day one! Ts & Cs apply. So things clearly a little volatile, but I think premature to suggest more persistently depressed? Many many thanks and keep up the brilliant work. Thanks for all the great writing over the years. Date effective: 25th October 2019. This £1,000 minimum investment can be made up of new subscriptions and/or transfers from other ISA providers.1. Apparently my maths is poor: a friend pointed out I’ve earned less than 1% over the year without the promotion, so I should be underwhelmed. Have I been singled out for special treatment here? If I had just £1k (or £10k for that matter) the last thing I’d do is put it all in P2P. For the demand side I can see a reason, if it’s a business that needs to avoid refinancing risk. Presumably if one signed up now, there wouldn’t be any interest payment received until the next financial year anyway right? Future losses would need to be 0.23 times larger than it predicts before investors’ interest income starts to be at risk. With the new IF ISA, money could flood in and therefore reduce rates. As you probably know everything has been tightened up following the laws brought in to watch the flows of money (to curb funding to terrorists etc). Your slightly troll-ish sounding comment seems to presume some particular high or low sum would be interesting, but it should have nothing to do with your own situation whatsoever. I think most people would agree that period was a fairly decent test of the credit checks and so forth the company has in place. Anyone else get this that followed Monevator’s link? Update in Spring 2020: As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, all peer-to-peer lenders are having liquidity problems – in other words investors are not able to immediately get their money out even from so-called ‘Instant Access’ or similarly branded accounts. Though I do accept this could make sense if you’re trying to maximise the returns on debt instruments in a small portfolio (as the bonus will skew them). Usually RateSetter makes the bonus … You’re right, it got lent at 3.9% in 18 hours! I have signed up with £1000 and been matched at annual rate of 4.2%, using your link so hopefully you will benefit too. If the latter was exhausted and you did sustain a capital gains loss, then it’s my understanding (and I’m not a tax accountant etc!) I invest in Zopa, Rate Setter and Funding Circle – circa £20k. The promoter of this offer is RateSetter (a trading name of Retail Money Market Ltd), 6th Floor, 55 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AS and we reserve the right to amend, suspend or withdraw the offer at any time and for any reason. In this instance, it may take longer than expected for investors to receive their money back and access to funds may be restricted. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/peer-to-peer-lending. Interest I assume is taxed as normal interest income, but what about the £100 bonus? That’s the whole point of this article. They are a p2p … @arty True, until one of your borrowers repays the loan early. (Instructions). I haven’t got to the bottom of how the new 1k allowance interacts with paying tax on interest in your kids accounts – if anyone has then I am all ears. After that interest payments could be redirected to repaying capital. A bit basic but if anyone can clear this up I’d appreciate it. Me: I have received a £50 “refer-a-friend” payment from a company. are the legal lender at the time when its agreed that the loan has gone bad. Future losses would need to be 2.48 times larger than predicted before investors’ initial investment starts to be at risk.”. Authorised and regulated … It’s worth a pretty good slap up meal for two to me. As well as the sweet bonuses, provision fund, and stable rate of return, RateSetter … RateSetter says: “This intervention was an exception and will not happen again.”, As I understand it, RateSetter has since withdrawn from the wholesale funding operations that produced this situation. Haven’t tried Funding Circle yet, may have a poke about. Thanks for using the link! When putting money into the riskier alternative options, I only invest a low single-digit percentage of my net worth with any particular platform. I think people are getting a bit too worked up about asset allocation. Obviously I don’t think that’s at all likely, otherwise I wouldn’t have put any money into RateSetter. I think peer-to-peer and other cash alternatives are interesting additions to our arsenal as private investors. Expect another little reward coming your way over the weekend! So after one year you’d have your 4.7% interest on your £1,000 and you’d also receive your bonus, which works out as a return of 14.7% on your £1,000. You can still refer friends to RateSetter and earn ‘referrer’ bonuses. Still, RateSetter and Zopa were young/small once I guess. But as always I am not prescriptive nor responsible for others’ actions, and readers will need to make up their own minds. That said the access isn’t guaranteed, so if one had second thoughts in say a recession you’d want to be trigger happy and get out sooner rather than later. Does anyone know how the £100 bonus is treated for tax purposes? Best advice is still to have many micro loans (e.g. Two things to avoid for CGT admin is funds that purchase more units with your dividends, or having a direct debit to purchase a few units a month. RateSetter is a trading name of Retail Money Market Ltd (Company No. Returns on bank and building-society deposits had slumped, but solid-sounding “bonds” and “plans” offered up to five years of income at 10% or more. But anyway RateSetter seems to have changed its own wording on credit risk, too. This particular IT is perhaps not pure P2P, by including SMEs? Of course I wouldn’t expect you to do third-party support – I don’t believe I asked for any? Loki makes an interesting point regarding popularity of the product reducing rates. ( I’ve signed up via the referral link so cheers again for that). She received an email confirmation of this. After seeing this low rate for lending, I was tempted to apply for a loan (to put against my offset mortgage), figuring that even after Ratesetter takes a cut, I would still be able to borrow for around 1% or so. ), The good thing is with the referral link deal most of your return is “locked” as the bonus. Are you sure about the £100? For full disclosure, RateSetter will also pay me a £50 bonus if anyone does sign-up via my links, which would obviously be very welcome! More flexible than a 5 year savings bond, but it would be galling to take the explicit hit on less attractive loads. Not that Tesco lending makes much sense , the offered rate is only marginally less than a similar maturity corporate bond from Citigroup, with a market cap of $181 billion they clearly deserve a better rate than me, but less than 30 basis points….. (2.71% ytm over 5 yrs 11months). About a year ago I wrote an article about maximising your rate from Funding Circle that you might be interested in (http://www.arbing.co.uk/higher-return-funding-circle/). You’ll have just made a 15.5% return (equivalent to more than 62% annually) and without risk, assuming you qualify for the FSCS guarantee. Got 3.9% for 1 year but still waiting to get to the front of the queue which is at 3.6%. My guess is that it is primarily going to property developers, and any downturn in the UK property market will hit hard. Just as I had thought but always best to check I guess. Finally, in a doomsday scenario with very high default rates, capital could be eroded. Even the Bank of England’s rate rises haven’t done much. you can get 10% off your meal if you have a takeaway! After investing, within a couple of weeks you’ll receive the $100 cash bonus into your RateSetter account. Hi @Burgrmeister, @Tim G, Dan at RateSetter here. PS – I’m not endorsing Clydesdale and only mention them as they seem to be top of the ‘switching incentives’ tables at the moment. Cheers The Great Escape and any other who chose to sign-up via my link. 1 year figure not even given Done. They tell me that I still have 1 month to qualify for the £100 bonus, so I guess if I am not at the front of the queue by then, I should lower the rate I am asking for in order to get the bonus, right? However a separate promotion, ‘welcome bonus’ finished earlier this month: take care that you join from an up-to-date link. Borrowers do pay a fee. Many retired people were tempted; in all, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) reckons that 250,000 buyers put £5 billion into such schemes. The £100 bonus is paid once that year is up. Firstly please let me introduce how RateSetter … @ magneto, p2p isn’t cash, but at that rate of return it represents an opportunity in another asset class? Only £500 needs to be invested for 12 months for a £100 sign up plus the 4% interest – so a c.24% return. [, See this article at Reuters: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-interview-ratesetter/ratesetter-recovering-after-asteroid-strike-bad-loan-discovery-idUKKCN1BN1PF [. Consider yourself warned, and read the company’s extensive material if you want to know more. I have been using P2P since 2009 and since then have achieved a return of 5.81% (after fees and bad debts). This seems insane. This illustration is summarized in the following chart: Provision Fund figures correct as of 1st August 2018. But long running ones like 1% on a debit card are taxable. Any readers who signup using my link, and invest (lend) $1000 in the 3 year market (or longer), get a $100 bonus which will be … As it is an ISA, do any profits made count as part of your annual contribution? @Rob — Nice idea, thanks. If you pay attention to the rolling market rate you’ll find it moves around a lot. All rights reserved. Cheers! Exciting times! Money from the Provision Fund is used to repay lenders whose borrowers miss a payment, for as long as there’s money in the fund to do so. It has subsequently been granted. Total Deposits: £ 1,000 Total Withdrawals: £ 0 Total Income: £151.31 RateSetter is currently offering a £100 bonus … Low rate personal loans, borrow between £1,000 and £25,000, Dealer finance for business growth, £25,000 to £500,000, Connecting borrowers and investors, providing better value for all, Read more about RateSetter and peer to peer investing, you have not previously registered with RateSetter, you register with RateSetter between 00:00 on 6th March 2020 and 23:59 on 3rd May 2020, you invest a minimum of £1,000 through the RateSetter ISA or Everyday account and the funds are matched within 56 days of you opening an account, you keep a minimum of £1,000 invested for 1 year. Of course your point is perfectly valid if applied to the normal P2P market, sans that bonus kicker. @Andy Funding Circle secondary market allows you to set a +- 3% discount/premium when selling, which would allow for that. Meanwhile borrowers can get a loan charging less than 4%. Please note that Ratesetter’s statements on their PF are vastly overstated. FWIW, second part of transcript from HMRC query regarding sign-up bonus is as follows: Me: They also offered me a £100 sign-up bonus (to be paid in a year). Hmm, my P2P experiments might have to take a back seat until we see how this plays out….. @The Rhino — Cheers! I’d expect other investments like equities and corporate bonds would also be taking a pummeling. Like all peer-to-peer lenders, RateSetter will be aiming to scale as quickly as possible. I think peer-to-peer, including Ratesetter, is riskier in the light of Brexit. Five reasons why you’ll love index investing, The seven habits of highly successful private investors, How to create your own cheap, simple and secure Guaranteed Equity Bond, Wealth preservation strategies of the rich, Why I’m not scared of my interest-only mortgage, I asked the chief executive of a bank to give me a mortgage and he did. That’s the risk. Note that the Provision Fund does not provide complete protection against a situation where all the loans made at RateSetter default. Note: Terms and conditions apply with transfers, so check the small print. It’s paid by RateSetter. At the end of the day, I believe for most people the Provision Fund approach is preferable to the lottery of individual loans defaulting. As with anything that look’s this good a bit of research is needed to completely satisfy myself, I like to think I away’s try to stay on the right side of caution and hopefully it will look to be worth investing at least £1,000 some time this week. T’s & C’s apply. Before I get into the Ratesetter investment review, I’ll explain how to get this £100 bonus. If you follow the link you’ll see that in the sign-up page. RateSetter Review Main Points - 8 Minute Read What does RateSetter do? So I guess I’ll probably take advantage of this offer instead; you’re more than welcome to £50 in return for all the value I’ve had from this site! Personally I’d still go for the £100 for £1,000 for a year minimum investment offer if I hadn’t already, the effective risk-to-reward still looks good to me. Over 21s only. They have just re-opened their new investor offer … 722768).© RateSetter … I can see £4.44 in the “holding account” but “unmatched orders” shows nothing – so I don’t know why that’s not lent. Hi Monevator, what I would like to know is this: Not counting the ‘commission’ you have made (or re-invested), how much personal money of yours have you invested? Just setting up a new RateSetter ISA with a fresh £1,000 should be straightforward. What keeps people from signing up for the 5 year market but withdraw everything after 1 year? The answer is that the interest rates on offer from RateSetter far outweigh those you’ll receive on standard savings accounts. And ultimately the jury is still out on that. You’re eligible for the bonus of £100 if: 2. If credit losses rose even further and exceeded 231% of expected loses, investors would start to lose capital, which means that they would get back less money than they put in. – Lock-in periods for any sort of cash are not ideal, if the investor hopes to use cash to leap on opportunities in other asset classes as and when they arise. enjoy your meal and thanks for a great blog. Also note that the PF position has now deteriorated further! If the diversification benefit of adding it allows you to reduce risk without reducing reward then theoretically the answer could be yes. If/when I build up large cash sums again, at that point I’d look to lock away a portion of my cash reserve in the one-year market. Beyond the small level of buffer offered by the provision fund (11.5% losses covered and then all the losses fall on you?) As for your £1,000 investment, you can put it into any RateSetter market, which range from a rolling one-month option to a five-year lock-up. The offer requires sign up through refferal link and deposit of £1000 into an everyday or ISA account. top of the tables but with more than double the upper limit and you can multiply that again by how many kids you have. For instance, I have used both RateSetter and Zopa, I’ve invested a little in mini-bonds and retail bonds, I have money with NS&I, and I have taken advantage of high interest rates and cashback offers with accounts like Santander 1-2-3 to boost my returns. You can now open a RateSetter ISA and collect the bonus. As a result, I always have to send in supporting documentation (ID, utility bills etc.) Invest £1,000 for 1 year and get a £100 bonus. Your bonus will be credited to your Everyday account and invested in the Access product within 30 working days of qualifying. [months? I wonder if that very low rate might be an artifact of the Bank Holiday weekend? I have my money on the five-year loans with automatic reinvestment. make loans through peer to peer lending platforms that are authorised by the FCA Having said the above, I do agree that @The Investor deserves a meal out or two on us readers – perhaps we instead switch to Clydesdale and send him £50?! @Paul I imagine that if you lend for 5 years, but then interest rates go up and you try to get your money out, other investors are unlikely to want to take over your loan since higher interest rates are available. Interesting article and useful sections on the risk, limiting investment to small single digits of net worth is not going to hurt anyone but I am puzzled by the economic model. In theory, there is security over the properties and the platform taking an initial loss similar to Ratesetter loss provision, but there’s always a concern. I’ve ignored taxes here because everyone’s tax situation is different. I click through but I’ve used Ratesetter before and so have an account and I am not sure if I will get a £100 bonus? You invests your own money and takes your choice. 5. Given that I started at 2.2% and current loans are at 3+%, that seems to suggest money has been off loan for some of the period – unless there’s another explanation I’m missing. @Neverland — It’s risk and reward. Depends what you want to use this vital tax wrapper for. RateSetter claims that rate is competitive with the mainstream banks, and says banks are its competition (rather than it simply getting all the bank rejects). So they put another step in the buying process called a captcha, to try & get around this, but it still seems hard for a normal person. Could money flooding in to P2P lead to lending queues as matching to suitable borrowers becomes an issue. Also, what is the tax treatment of losses? Rates change all the time, but as I write you can get up to 5.4% as a lender with RateSetter by putting your cash into its five-year market. If you can accept the risk and have the spare cash to hand, I believe this is a pretty safe – though not guaranteed – way to make a good return. Worth checking yourself, afer all, I’m just a bloke on the Internet and certainly nobody’s tax advisor. However, looking at the overall picture, my interest earned to date is £5.72. 722768). (Click to enlarge). As an alternative, you could switch your banking to Clydesdale and bag a £150 signing on bonus, plus earn 2% interest p/a on account balances up to a limit. If you invest £1000, Ratesetter will credit £100 to your account. To qualify for the £100 bonus, you’ll have to invest £1000 of your money with Ratesetter for at least one year. 4. I punted £1K via your link, and expected just to put it in a 1 year loan, but am a bit surprised at what I find: In case it helps to reassure anyone, I did that offer two years ago and got the £100 bonus … The interesting question would seem to be how peer-to-peer lending should fit into an investment portfolio. Sign a partner up and then it’s £100 each, so for a couple investing £1,000 the return is c.34%. Of course. And importantly, of the 66,942 investors who’ve lent money with RateSetter not one has yet lost a penny of their investment. @Hari — The rates move all over the place constantly, so I’d be wary about drawing too much in the way of conclusions from two spot quotes. Hi all, My referral bonus of £100 is due in mid June after my one year anniversary - is there a way to get this withdrawn straight away rather than invested (could I increase my … Cautious borrowers should note the extra risks; even adventurous (/rich!) It’s a different model to the initial approach of rivals like Zopa. Hopefully you’ll get your £50, well deserved for all the useful emails I get from you! Any additional friends that either of us successfully refer are going to keep adding a further 2.5% to the overall return (50/2000) with no additional risk (to me). On the subject of bonuses, RateSetter currently offer a £100 bonus … Thanks for reading! Kuflink was acceptable in the end mainly on the back of the referral fee as it gave cover for some losses but I’d want to monitor those investments before I put more in. Hi – thanks. , @Jeff — I’m 85% in equities. As a halfway house to reduce risk one could perhaps only invest in RateSetter’s monthly market, in the hope this would give you more chance of getting money out relatively quickly if say the economy was coming off the rails. The price is a lower interest rate, of course. I think this means you have to hope the provision fund is still adequate to cover it, but your money is locked up for the duration of the investigation. Ratesetter (£100 sign-up bonus). That said my own percentage has been creeping up over time as the sector has matured. Rather the Provision Fund aims to cover the bad debts predicted by RateSetter’s models, with a margin of safety on top. But don’t mistake it for a panacea or a guarantee. I’m sure I included have included Zopa refer a friend income as net income from Zopa in the past. What We Like. Which as always on your site is hugely helpful. Still, that’s preferable to waiting a month only to find the £100 offer withdrawn. of the sort that is becoming increasingly hard to find in our paper-free world. People (including me) have had questions from time to time about these platforms over the years, if not outright skepticism, but Zopa and RS have both prevailed, for more or less a decade, and delivered decent returns along the way. i would assume you get your 1k then the 200 then you start paying tax at your marginal rate, but as i’m well aware, to assume often makes an ass of u and me. I understand the Ratesetter ISA is of the newer Innovative Finance ISA type which can be held in addition to the others (cash, stocks & shares etc) so you can have one in addition to one of each other type (although the overall year limit remains the same as far as I know). 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