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Accessing your money

Our investors invest their money in loan contracts for the lifetime of the loan (the length of time it takes the borrower to pay back the entire loan), however, borrowers make repayments on a monthly basis. Investors usually use these repayments to re-invest in new loans, in order to compound their interest. Alternatively, if an investor wants to access their money, they could choose to receive these repayments directly rather than investing in new loans, or they could sell their existing loans to other investors.

Please note that loans cannot be sold if the borrower currently has an outstanding repayment.

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. Take home repayments

Each month you'll receive repayments from borrowers which you can withdraw, at no charge. Although borrowers choose to pay back their loan over a fixed term (up to 5 years), Zopa does not charge early repayment fees and many of our borrowers pay back their loan early. This means that the monthly repayments you receive will vary.

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. Withdraw a lump sum

You can access more of your money by selling active loans to other investors in the market. There is a 1% fee and a market rate adjustment fee associated with this service.

This service is always available as long as the loans are up to date with repayments and there are other investors looking to buy loans. It's a speedy but not immediate service, as it isn't like an instant access bank account.

We have a fast-growing community of over 60,000 active investors but of course, there’s a chance that if there isn’t enough demand from investors to buy loans, you may not be able to access your money as fast as you’d like to.

We're here to help

Since 2005, more than 76,000 investors and institutions have lent over £2.87bn with us.

And we've just extended our opening hours: Monday to Thursday (8am to 8pm), and Friday (8am to 5pm).

Holiday opening hours:

December 25th to 26th: Closed
December 27th to 29th: 9am to 5:30pm
January 1st: Closed

Email: contactus@zopa.com

Telephone: 020 7291 8331

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