Top investor articles from 2018

Want to know what other investors are reading? If you’re new to the platform or missed any of these last year, below we have our top investor articles from 2018. Remember to keep a look-out for new blogs, videos and more in our monthly newsletter.

Make the most of your lending experience

Find out how to make your money work as hard as possible for you. This article outlines five key tips to help you to get the most out of your investor account so you can earn a stronger, more stable return.

Digging into the data: How investor returns change over time

Investor returns often go through distinct stages. So you know what to expect, this article runs through how an account with us typically performs and the reasons why. It’s a helpful read for all investors!

What is compound interest and how can it boost your earnings?

Do you know how compound interest works? Did you know that it can make a huge difference to your earnings? If you are a bit confused then check out this blog post. It clearly explains what compound interest is and how you can use it in the long term to generate larger returns.

Bad debt, defaults and why not to be afraid of them

Defaults are a natural part of lending to businesses and something investors should understand and be fully comfortable with. This post explains how bad debt works, how we account for it and what we do to minimise its impact.

How to earn a more stable return with diversification

Diversification is incredibly important. It enables you to spread your risk and earn a more stable return in the long term. In this post we use an infographic to explain what it means and how you can diversify at Funding Circle.

Saving for a house – by Jasmine Birtles

If getting on the property ladder or buying your next property is a long way off, personal finance expert Jasmine Birtles outlines a few things you can do to speed things up. She highlights the different schemes available and saving techniques for potential homeowners in the UK.

Remember, by lending to business your capital is at risk and funds are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Rob McCorquodale