Crowd-lending portfolio review for October 2018

Website changes​ I published an article that’s not directly related to peer-to-peer lending : Cyclo touring South-East Asia – One year on the road.While cyclo-touring may not be for everyone, there are two key aspects I want to emphasize :Having a goal is a great way to motivate oneself to save more. As advertising more … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for October 2018

Cyclo touring South-East Asia : one year on the road

A special anniversary Our packed bicycles and wrapped bicycles bags at the airport This week, my wife Thanh and I celebrated a very special anniversary. Indeed, one year ago, on October 24th 2017, we boarded a plane to Vietnam, leaving Paris behind for a long time. Our plans were to cycle through South-East Asia for … Read moreCyclo touring South-East Asia : one year on the road

Crowd-lending portfolio review for September 2018

Website changes​ Several changes happened on Alternative Investments’ website :I finally took the time to update Bondora‘s reviewThere’s a new article on easy ways to invest : one-click investing. It compares DoFinance, Bondora’s Go & Grow and Mintos predefined strategiesI funded an account at EstateGuru and wrote the review of this real-estate platform, which looks … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for September 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for August 2018

      Overview of the month After the drama of Mogo’s lowered interest rates at Mintos in July, August was business as usual. My returns at most platforms are slightly down or stable; the exceptions are Crowdestor and Envestio, which are starting to produce realistic returns.  Website changes Will I ever update Bondora’s review … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for August 2018

One-click investing : P2P loans the easy way !

The drawbacks of P2P loans marketplaces Investing in loans may be confusing at first. As highlighted in our documentation, an essential part of the investment process is determining your investor’s profile. Which kind of loans do you want to invest in ? For how long ? And even more important, how much risk are you … Read moreOne-click investing : P2P loans the easy way !

My favorite crowd-lending platforms – August 2018 update

Changes overview I already published an article listing my favorite platforms a few months ago. However, things change quickly in the peer-to-peer lending area, so here’s the updated version !I decided to drop Omaraha from the list. While it my still be possible to get great returns there, the low volume of available loans and … Read moreMy favorite crowd-lending platforms – August 2018 update

Crowd-lending portfolio review for July 2018

Overview of the month While little happened in the recent months, July was definitively different. Changes at Mintos, where the leading originator Mogo greatly decreased interest rates for new loans and bought back old loans were rather disruptive. Apart from a few loans from GetBucks, it’s currently hard to get more than 11.5% interest rate … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for July 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for June 2018

Overview of the month June was another quiet month. I kept on withdrawing money from Omaraha and Bondora; these sums were invested in Grupeer, Crowdestor and Envestio. Website changes I published an in-depth comparison of real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms. If you want to diversify your portfolio and aim at higher returns, this guide should … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for June 2018

Real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms

An overwhelming choice Several real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms are reviewed on Alternative Investments. CrowdEstate, BulkEstate, EstateGuru, Envestio and Crowdestor all received good or great ratings; it may be hard to get an overall picture of their similarities and differences. This article aims at comparing them in a more specific way. Why invest in real-estate … Read moreReal-estate and business crowdfunding platforms