To kick off our Investor section, AltFi will now produce regular “Platform Profiles” for each of the major operators in the alternative finance space. These quick-fire guides should tell investors all they need to know about putting money to work on any given platform. We’ve kicked off our profiles series with a guide to using the original peer-to-peer lending platform – Zopa. Launched back in 2005, Zopa has now lent upwards of half a billion pounds worth of loans to finance-starved consumers for a wide range of uses. Download our platform guide below to discover all the ins and outs of lending via the platform.