Crowd-lending portfolio review for August 2021

Website changes Believe it or not, I finally managed to write ‘s review. It’s basically two years overdue but as CreditStar would say, better late than never (see below for the explanation for this somehow cryptic joke). I don’t think I ever spent so much time reviewing a platform, but as the concept is different … Read more

ReInvest24 review

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One of ReInvest24's rental projects is located inside this Kadrioru Plaza building

ReInvest24's overview Like or , ReInvest24 allows to invest in real-estate backed loans. What sets this platform apart is that they also list their own development or rental projects. Most investments on the platform are medium or long-term (6 months to one year), and the expected returns stand around 14% annually. My opinion on ReInvest24 … Read more

Crowd-lending portfolio review for July 2021

Website changes I’m very busy on a totally unrelated project, which basically takes all my time. Work on Alternative Investments has thus been rather limited ! However, I took the time to update several reviews, as well as write a review for . On the other hand, ‘s review isn’t written yet… I realize it’s … Read more

My favorite crowdlending platforms – August 2021 update

2020, the year where everything changed for P2P investors As the P2P landscape has changed a lot in 2020 and early 2021, it’s more than time for me to update my list of favorite crowdlending platforms ! Indeed, in roughly one year, many things happened : Covid-19 has shaken the world economy. No country was … Read more

Afranga review

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Afranga's overview was founded by Bulgarian loan originator StikCredit. This peer-to-peer lending platform provides medium and long-term consumer loans with 14% annual interest rate – a figure much higher than most competitors -. A buyback guarantee A buyback guarantee is a guarantee provided by the platform or a loan originator. If repayment of a loan … Read more

Investing in loans : the complete guide

Investing in loans isn't as easy as it seems At first glance, investing in loans seems easy and safe. They indeed look like an investor’s dream made true, promising a low risk combined to high returns. Imagine… you invest € 1,000 for a year in a loan with 12% interest rate; after one year you … Read more

Moncera review

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Moncera's overview Moncera offers mostly medium and long-term consumer loans. Their interest rates commonly vary from 7% to 9% – a level much lower than for most competitors -. A buyback guarantee is provided by the loan originator. In addition, real-estate loans were introduced on the platform in March 2021. My opinion on Moncera I … Read more

Risk of scam

Risk of scam when investing in loans In my article regarding borrower’s default, I stated that borrower’s default was the main risk when investing in loans. After many platforms turned out to be scams in early 2020, I’m unfortunately starting to reconsider this statement. Kuetzal and Envestio indeed turned out to be scams in January, … Read more

Lendermarket review

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Lendermarket's loans list
Lendermarket's loans list

Lendermarket's overview Lendermarket allows to invest in short-term consumer loans yielding around 14% annually; they’re secured by a buyback guarantee. My opinion on Lendermarket Thanks to a great financial performance, seemingly reliable loan originators and a simple but effective website, I used to rate four stars. Unfortunately, the lack of a serious audit lead me … Read more