My favorite crowd-lending platforms – June 2020 update

A challenging environment for crowdlending platforms The least we can say is that 2020 turns out to be a challenging year for crowdlending platforms. As several P2B (peer-to-business) platforms proved to be scams, investors started to seriously question the safety of their funds. The situation worsened with the covid-19 crisis : many people lost their … Read more My favorite crowd-lending platforms – June 2020 update

Crowd-lending portfolio review for May 2020

Website changes First of all, all my apologies for missing two consecutive portfolio reviews. In spite of having a lot of time on my hands thanks to the confinement, the demise of Grupeer combined with the frustrations caused by being stuck inside left me without any motivation. Well, I’m back now 🙂 Noteworthy news from … Read more Crowd-lending portfolio review for May 2020

Crowd-lending portfolio review for February 2020

Website changes As announced last month, I started updating reviews in order to include ratings for the platforms’ reliability and transparency. In addition, I now use the actual performance (instead of the platform’s interest rates) to evaluate the performance.Updated reviews include , , , , and ; next in line are , and . Lendermarket … Read more Crowd-lending portfolio review for February 2020

Lendermarket review

Excerpt of the loans listing at Lendermarket

Lendermarket’s overview allows to invest in short-term individual loans yielding 14% annually; they’re secured by a buyback guarantee. My opinion on Lendermarket Thanks to 14% interest rates, very reliable loan originators and a simple but effective website, ‘s offer is very appealing. Detailed ratings Actual performance My portfolio is fairly new and I regularly add … Read more Lendermarket review

Crowd-lending portfolio review for January 2020

Website changes As both and proved to be scams, this portfolio review is the most painful one I’ve had to write in three years or so.After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to make several editorial changes in order to focus more on investments safety. While the first iteration of my article on lessons from … Read more Crowd-lending portfolio review for January 2020

The trouble with Mintos loan originators

What are loan originators ? A loan originator (often abbreviated as LO) is a company that lends money to borrowers, before putting to loan for sale through loan marketplaces such as , , , or . They commonly provide what’s called a buyback guarantee; this means that if the borrower defaults (usually by being more … Read more The trouble with Mintos loan originators

Debitum Network review

Part of Debitum Network's loans list

Debitum Network’s overview offers to invest in business loans and invoice financing; the interest rates vary between 6% and 11%, with durations from a few days to two years. Most loans are secured by a buyback guarantee. My opinion on Debitum Network Being a speculative investor, I find ‘s returns too low; however, their very … Read more Debitum Network review

Lessons from Kuetzal and Envestio

Trust-shattering events In late December 2019 and early January 2020, it turned out that was probably a scam. A few days later, ‘s website became unreachable, and the management team disappeared. These events were a shock for many P2P investors, including me. Indeed, call me naive if you want, but I expected the main risk … Read more Lessons from Kuetzal and Envestio

Crowd-lending portfolio review for December 2019

Website changes Well, it looks live I’ve been very naughty : there still hasn’t been any new platform review in December.On one hand, I’m very enthusiastic about several platforms I recently discovered ( and for example), but I’m waiting until I have a good grasp of their inner workings and some actual performance to show. … Read more Crowd-lending portfolio review for December 2019