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

Why I use neither Bondora’s Go & Grow nor Mintos Strategies

A very quick overview of Bondora’s Go & Grow and Mintos Strategies Both Go & Grow and Mintos Strategies are designed to make investing easier. There’s no need to spend time picking up loans manually or to configure the auto-invest feature. Indeed, all that’s required is the amount to invest in the portfolio. This simplicity … Read more

Real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms

An much reduced number of P2B platforms In early 2020, many platforms offering P2B (peer-to-business) loans proved to be scams : Kuetzal disappeared first in January, shortly followed by Envestio. The bad news weren’t over for investors as in April, Monethera announced its wind-down. Finally, Grupeer proved to be at least partly a scam, as … Read more

P2P lending platforms comparison

Peer-to-peer marketplaces in a nutshell While 2019 saw marketplaces for real-estate and business loans gain a lot of traction, P2P loans are still the most obvious way to invest in loans. Moreover, as in early 2020 several P2B (peer-to-business) platforms proved to be scams, I expect that many investors will return to less risky, more … Read more

ViaInvest review

ViaInvest's overview focuses mostly on short-term, secured loans offering an uniform 12% interest rate. In addition, the platform also offers a very small number of real-estate or business loans with very specific characteristics. My opinion on ViaInvest It’s a pity that ‘s offer is relatively complex when it comes to business or real-estate loans. In … Read more