Our statistics

At Lending Works we love data, so we've provided some interesting facts and figures about our performance for you to dig through.

Data below correct up to 31/10/2023 | Q4 2023 update due by 31/01/2024


This section allows you to assess our track record of delivering consistent returns to investors. Our leading metric is the 'Expected annual return' received by investors over the lifetime of the loans in their portfolio, which should be considered alongside risk metrics when analysing the performance of your investment.
Expected annual return Expected annual investor return by year of origination. In Q3 2023, expected returns have remained stable in line with portfolio performance. We will continue to monitor it closely due to the external economic environment.
Weighted average APR Average APR by year of origination, weighted by loan principal amount. We've prudently expanded our risk appetite and average APR to meet demand from a wider pool of borrowers.
Expected annual loss rate Expected annual loss rate by year of origination. Loss rates have remained stable in Q3 2023, in line with recent portfolio performance and macroeconomic conditions. Loss rate ranges narrow as each cohort reaches maturity.
Lifetime default rate Lifetime default rate by months on a book, excluding recoveries. Lifetime default rates have increased over time, in line with our risk appetite expansion. We expect lifetime default rates for recent cohorts to be more impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lending Works Shield

Total amount outstanding
(covered by the Shield)
Shield cash balance
(11.20% of total amount outstanding)
Shield future income
(2.64% of total amount outstanding)

The Lending Works Shield is funded by a share of the arrangement fees and a proportion of the interest payable on the loan portfolio (known as net interest margin). As such, the cash balance does not reflect the overall loss coverage. Out of all active loans, 1.18%, of the outstanding borrowing has been paid by the Shield.

The Shield cash balance is the actual amount of cash currently held by Lending Works Trustee Limited to cover missed payments and defaults as they arise. The balance is topped up each day as loan repayments are made by borrowers.

For more information about our Q3 2023 credit performance and an update on the Lending Works Shield, please click here.


Number of investors 7,137
Average investor lent value £29,829
Average loans per investor 562


Average income of borrowers £43,128/annum
Average loan size £6,501
Average loan term 50 months
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Performance and Lending Works Shield statistics are based on Lending Works loans funded by consumer lenders only. Investors and Loans statistics are based on all loans, including those funded by the institutional lenders. Data is from Lending Works.

Our statistics are updated quarterly as per the FCA requirement. The lender dashboard will reflect the updated annual expected returns received by investors over the lifetime of the loans in their portfolio at the beginning of November 2023.