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What’s the difference between secured and unsecured lending?
Posted on 07/11/2018, by Joe Jones
Secured vs unsecured investing – what's the difference? And what does this mean for peer-to-peer lending? Let's take a look....
What is the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)?
Posted on 05/11/2018, by Joe Jones
The FSCS provides protection for savers and investors against the impact of corporate default, bad advice or fraudulent activity. Here's how it works.
Why does peer-to-peer lending offer such high interest rates?
Posted on 02/11/2018, by Joe Jones
With interest rates having been at historic lows for the best part of a decade, investors remain on the lookout for ways to make their money work harder. Peer-to-peer lending has been the destination of choice for many investors.
Octopus Choice named Peer-to-peer Loan Provider of the Year at the MoneyAge Awards
Posted on 19/10/2018, by Joe Jones
We’re pleased to say that last night Octopus Choice won the Peer-to-peer Loan Provider of the Year Award at the 2018 MoneyAge Awards.

Open to any business in the UK, the awards are determined by an independent panel of highly experienced judges spanning the various fields of personal finance.
What is the Innovative Finance ISA?
Posted on 16/10/2018, by Joe Jones
In the toolkit of any successful investor you will find an effective use of ISAs. The newest addition to the category, the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), has provided an alternative option for those looking to find some of the best ISA rates by putting their ISA money to work.
Stock market hits lowest point in 6 months
Posted on 15/10/2018, by Joe Jones
The FTSE 100 fell by as much as 1.9%, it was reported on Thursday, reaching its lowest point since April this year. The shift has seen investors shy away from volatile stocks, instead looking for less risky alternatives.
Even the best ISA rates will see your cash savings lose value
Posted on 12/10/2018, by Joe Jones
Two months since the Bank of England increased its Base Rate from 0.5% to 0.75%, the best cash ISA rates on offer are still struggling to help savers maintain the value of their hard-earned cash.
Meet the team: Esin Over, Product Manager
Posted on 09/10/2018, by Joe Jones
Our product manager, Esin, talks about making the peer-to-peer lending sector more simple, what's coming next for Octopus Choice and where she gets her inspiration and ideas.
Octopus Choice nominated for Moneyfacts Award – vote for us!
Posted on 05/10/2018, by Joe Jones
We’re delighted to say that Octopus Choice has been nominated as Peer-to-peer Provider of the Year at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2019. But, in order to win, we need your help!
How safe is P2P lending?
Posted on 01/10/2018, by Joe Jones
Whether you’re investing in the stock market, crowdfunding or bonds, all investment comes with some form of risk. And peer-to-peer lending (P2P) is no different.