Following the Covid-19 outbreak and the current economic environment, RateSetter announced on 4 May a temporary reduction in interest for the remainder of the year. During this time, investors will receive only 50% of their interest with the other 50% going to the Provision Fund, for the protection of all investors.  Also, since the outbreak, the time it is taking investors to release their investments is currently longer than normal. Further information is available here. 

Investing and borrowing

RateSetter is UK's most popular peer-to-peer platform.

FCA authorised and regulated

Over 84,000 investors

Operating since 2010

Over £3.6 billion invested to date

FCA authorised and regulated

Over 84,000 investors

Operating since 2010

Over £3.6 billion invested to date

How peer-to-peer investing works

We match investors with borrowers so everyone benefits

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms bring together people wanting to invest, with borrowers that are looking for a loan, delivering better value to both. It’s as simple as that.

Investing in loans is nothing new. After all, that's how banks earn, by taking deposits from customers and lending that money to borrowers. Banks are regulated with the objective of keeping deposits safe, but this comes at a price: low returns to customers that often don’t even match inflation.

Investors earn interest every month

Until recently, individuals had not been able to lend directly to borrowers by investing in the loans asset class but now through RateSetter and other peer-to-peer platforms you can invest in loans and earn interest every month in the same way.

We’re not a bank

Peer-to-peer lending platforms like RateSetter are optimised to deliver value. We offer the opportunity to put your money to work, by efficiently matching investors with credit-worthy borrowers, allowing investors to directly enjoy the risk and returns.

We pride ourselves on being good at lending your money

Fast and flexible loans for households and businesses

  • RateSetter offers personal loans at competitive rates, with flexible terms over one to five years. We also provide property and dealer financing.
  • RateSetter takes care of assessing loan applicants, matching investments to loans and collecting and returning repayments to investors. You can read more about investing with us here.
  • By investing through RateSetter you are entering into credit agreements as a lender with one or a combination of individuals or businesses as the borrower. We help our investors manage risk by only lending to creditworthy borrowers. Find out more about who we lend to here.

The important stuff


Investments with RateSetter are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and as with any investment, your capital is at risk.
We are fully regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Capital at risk. No FSCS protection. Past performance is not an indicator of future results.

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