The peer-to-peer lending sector is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA rules mandate all peer-to-peer lending platforms to offer borrowers a 14-day 'right to withdraw' period, during which they can withdraw from their agreements without penalty.
Loan underwriting is the process that we undertake to analyse all of the information provided by each loan applicant and their credit file to assess whether or not that applicant meets our minimum loan criteria. As part of that process all data is verified, analysed and summarised to paint a picture of each applicant.
When you earn interest from a regular bank savings account, for example, the bank automatically deducts basic rate tax (currently 20%) before paying your interest. With interest earned from peer-to-peer lending, tax is not deducted automatically so lenders will need to declare their income to HMRC.