Is it Time to Invest in Peer-To-Peer Lenders?

High profile fund managers, like Neil Woodford are investing more into peer-to-peer lenders. Should investors follow suit?

External Writer 13 June, 2016 | 11:24AM

The UK’s nascent peer-to-peer lending sector has attracted the attentions of a number of high profile fund managers.

The likes of star manager Neil Woodford, Invesco Perpetual’s Mark Barnett, and George Luckraft, manager of AXA Framlington’s Monthly Income fund, have all been tempted into this growing area of alternative finance.

Peer-to-peer allows investors to lend directly to individuals and businesses. In return, they receive an attractive yield - provided the borrower does not default.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
LendingClub Corp4.73 USD4.88
Pollen Street Secured Lending Ord864.00 GBX-0.69
RDL Realisation Ord61.20 GBX-0.81
VPC Specialty Lending Investments Ord64.00 GBX0.63

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