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DIY investor: For once—a helpful intermediary

P2P is nowhere near as developed as other types of investment and in its pure form it is still the preserve of the confident and knowledgeable. Using a fund manager can make sense

By Andy Davis  

P2P lending connects, via an online marketplace, those with money with those who are looking to borrow

The choice of places where DIY investors can put their money has grown in some interesting directions since our economy hit a wall. There is now a recognised “alternative finance” movement that distances itself from the old guard, in much the same way alternative comedy in the shape of The Young Ones and Harry Enfield usurped the throne…

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