Can you trust the sharing economy?

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The sharing economy and services like Uber, Airbnb, Zipcar, EasyCar Club and BorrowMyDoggy offer brilliant solutions for those on a budget, and anyone wanting to make a few quid on the side. The only thing standing between us and a wealthier life is the issue of trust.


A study by global online review community Trustpilot found that 39% of people worry that services provided through the sharing economy can't be trusted as much as those through traditional outlets. It's easy to see why this is. Technically there's less of an onus on someone to deliver an excellent service if they are just making a few quid on the side, than if they are relying on it to make a living.