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Peer-to-peer lenders attract investors with double-digit returns

Savers are earning almost 10 per cent a year by lending online through banking’s answer to eBay. Peer to peer or P2P lenders, to use their cyber-savvy name, are auction sites for potential lenders and borrowers who bid an amount and an interest rate. The biggest are RateSetter​, aimed at ordinary investors, and SocietyOne​, which caters for professionals. The most common reason borrowers apply for a peer-to-peer loan is to buy a new car. Both run the credit checks for you. Still, it’s a big jump from investing in a government-guaranteed term deposit to an unsecured loan to somebody you don’t know and never will. But so far the risk […]


More super funds tipped to launch robo-advice

More superannuation funds are looking to implement automated “robo-advice” for members as a way of satisfying the competing demands of bringing down fees, while also improving their members’ access to financial advice. The pressure on funds to improve advice is coming from both regulators and a growing band of tech-savvy, bank-owned competitors.At the same time fees are in the firing line, and some super funds cannot afford large teams of financial advisers. “Robo-advice” is basic financial advice that a super fund can provide to members via online tools. Normally, it takes into account personal details such as the individual’s age, balance and retirement savings goals. It is increasingly viewed as […]


Caitlyn Argyle crowd-funding Gold Coast house deposit on Indiegogo | Gold Coast Bulletin

THE property market on the Gold Coast can be near-impossible to break into for young people but a savvy 17-year-old might have come up with an ingenious solution. Caitlin Argyle wants to crowd fund her first home deposit. Source: Caitlyn Argyle crowd-funding Gold Coast house deposit on Indiegogo | Gold Coast Bulletin