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easyMoney calls for transparency over P2P withdrawal wait times

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easyMoney has called on peer-to-peer lending platforms to tell their investors how long it will take to withdraw their money. The P2P property lender said investors’ confidence in the P2P sector would improve if platforms should become more transparent and publish this information as standard.

“The P2P industry needs every platform to work together to raise standards. Greater transparency leads to greater trust, which will grow the market for everyone,” said Andrew de Candole, chief executive of easyMoney

easyMoney said that it has returned investors’ money in an average of 2.4 days over the past 12 months, even if the money has already been invested in a loan.

Even if a platform takes weeks or even months to return cash to investors, reporting this in a transparent manner is beneficial for investors, the platform and the industry overall, the platform said.

“P2P platforms should be clear with their investors over how long it takes to withdraw cash to increase investor confidence in our industry,” said Andrew de Candole, chief executive of easyMoney.

“Every investor wants to make an informed choice over what they do with their money. Without key information like the wait time for a withdrawal, that’s very difficult.

“The P2P industry needs every platform to work together to raise standards. Greater transparency leads to greater trust, which will grow the market for everyone.

“We understand that not every platform will be able to report good news to their investors on waiting times. However, even those who have to give investors bad news will find their investors prefer them to be transparent.”

Original article available on Peer2Peer Finance News

Money Capital Ltd trading as easyMoney is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN 231680). Instant access to your money can’t be guaranteed. The property industry is subject to market conditions and therefore your capital is at risk. Peer-to-Peer Investments are not cash savings accounts so they are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Past performance does not guarantee future results. Tax treatment is dependent on individual circumstances and subject to change.

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