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The P2P Independent Forum
P2PIndependentForum.com is a popular forum to discuss lending platforms between private investors in the UK. These are categorised within ‘Boards’, which usually correspond to a particular investment platform. Members can post threads on topics they find interesting, and both guests and member can browse through the boards reading whatever interests them. The most active and widely discussed platforms are promoted to the front page, whilst others are included in a catch all ‘more P2x sites’ board. You can tell how many users are viewing each board at a given point in time:
The image above highlights where viewing numbers and platform names are highlighted on the forum from page. It is interesting to see how active platforms with lots of investor interest, new loans and general discussion changes over time. Taking for example ‘Assetz Capital’ above, you can see it was probably the most widely discussed platform at the end of 2013 and through 2014, but became discussions became less popular from late 2015 onwards. As other newcomers are added to the front page, you can see them rise quickly in popularity, such as ‘Saving Stream’ plotted in pink on the chart.