Index of P2P lending and crowd-lending platforms reviews

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  • Loans kind
  • Investment duration
  • Buyback[?] feature
  • Auto-invest[?] availability
  • Presence of a secondary market[?] or other early exit mechanism

Loans characteristics

Platform features

Bondster

Bondster offers great interest rates through a website that’s both well designed and very pleasant-looking. I really enjoyed investing on this platform and plan to grow this portfolio in the next months.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
Individual
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Early exit available on selected loans
Auto-invest available

CrowdEstate

While in the first half of 2018 CrowdEstate was somehow victim of their success, the situation has improved a lot. Indeed, the loans supply and demand are now much more balanced, which means it’s not necessary anymore to use auto-invest; this gives investors more time to ponder their decisions. While the real-estate loans became less speculative, they still offer excellent investment opportunities. In addition, the excellent ergonomics of the platform and the great level of details provided for investments make it a great choice for user who want to transition to non-guaranteed loans.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Business
Real-estate
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Crowdestor

In spite of its youth, Crowdestor features a very large array of projects, and many more are added regularly. The expected returns are great, and the various sectors they belong to allow to diversify one’s portfolio. In addition, the availability of a buyback fund helps to reduce the risk. This platform is an excellent complement to the more senior CrowdEstate and BulkEstate; it’s very comparable to its competitors Envestio and Kuetzal in many aspects.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

NO secondary market
NO auto-invest

Ekassa

Ekassa is an excellent way to begin investing in peer-to-peer loans. Their offer is even simpler than DoFinance‘s, and in most cases it’s also more profitable. Investors who don’t want to bother configuring auto-invest will appreciate the extreme simplicity of both Guaranteed and Profitable strategies !

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Early exit available
Auto-invest available

Envestio

I’m really impressed by Envestio. For a recent platform, the number of projects they feature is very large and grows quickly; the funded amounts are also very important. The interest rates are great; moreover, the new projects are 90% secured. As I’m planning to increase the risk of my portfolio by moving some funds from P2P loans to real-estate and business loans, Envestio will be my first choice to invest !

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Early exit available
Auto-invest available

EstateGuru

While the interest rates offered by EstateGuru‘s projects are lower than at Envestio or BulkEstate, they provide great investment opportunities for those who want a more conservative portfolio. It’s also an excellent complement to CrowdEstate‘s real-estate loans.

EstateGuru’s long list of successful investments (as well as the way they managed their only defaulted project) help build confidence in this platform. It took me a long time to invest there, as I initially targeted more speculative loans. However, I’m planning to grow this portfolio regularly, in order to have a more balanced loans portfolio overall.

Loans characteristics

More than 1 year
Real-estate
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

Grupeer

Grupeer keeps getting better and better ! It is my favorite P2P lending platform for secured loans. While the interest rates have decreased in late 2018, their secured loans yielding 14% interest are still very interesting; in addition, the improved loans supply means that cash drags are now unlikely. Overall, this platform allows to have excellent returns while spending very little time managing your loans portfolio.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

Mintos

Last year’s interest rates drop now seems to be far away, as interest rates at Mintos are again among the highest for peer-to-peer loans. In addition, the huge loans volume ensures that you’ll always find loans matching your investment preferences ! Overall, this platform is still an excellent choice.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Individual
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Viventor

Viventor is an excellent choice for beginner and advanced investors alike. This P2P loans marketplace offers very high interest rates, and the website’s ergonomics is excellent.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Individual
Business
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

BulkEstate

BulkEstate is a nice complement to real-estate crowdfunding leader CrowdEstate. The featured projects offer a good risk/reward ratio for investors who don’t want to invest in the more speculative real-estate projects offered by other competitors such as Envestio.

Loans characteristics

More than 1 year
Real-estate
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

DoFinance

I must admit that DoFinance‘s simplicity is very appealing. Anyone who had to face Omaraha’s interface will probably fall in love with DoFinance ! Although the offered interest rate may seem to be low, a 11% interest rate for a 6 months investment with zero headache is worth considering. Shorter durations are less interesting though. It’s a pity that their offer has become so confusing, with so many strategies to choose from !

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Fast Invest

Fast Invest‘s website is extremely easy to use and offers interest rates above the competition, in addition to incredible buyback guarantee terms. While I was very cautious about Fast Invest at first, I enjoy this platform more and more as it continually improves. Indeed, I’m especially impressed by the last upgrade to their website, which is straightforward to use and provides a lot of documentation.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Early exit available
Auto-invest available

FinBee

While FinBee doesn’t offer a buyback guarantee, this platform is a great complement to Mintos, as is Iuvo. However, *Viventor, Fast Invest and Bondster remain my top choices in this regard, as the returns for these platforms are more predictable.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Business
Individual
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Flender

Flender is a great way to finance businesses in Ireland. The returns are competitive and in spite of minor usability troubles, the website is easy to use.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Business
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

Kuetzal

For investors who can accept to take some risks by investing in speculative loans, Kuetzal is a great complement to Envestio, CrowdEstate and Crowdestor.

Loans characteristics

More than 1 year
Business
Real-estate
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

NO early exit for selected loans
NO auto-invest

Omaraha

I used to really love Omaraha and have invested up to 60% of my P2P assets there. For a long time, it was totally worth investing some time (and of course money) there, in spite of the terrible interface. But now that the interest rates and loans volume have decreased, it’s harder to recommend it as much as I used to; I’ve also reduced my portfolio’s size. In spite of this, for investors who want to focus solely on individual loans, Omaraha still offers the best returns; those who want to diversify their portfolio should have a look at Grupeer, CrowdEstate or Envestio.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

Iuvo

In spite of the restricted buyback guarantee, current returns for my Iuvo portfolio are good. However, I prefer to wait a bit before recommending it a stronger way.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Individual
Business
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Monethera

In spite of the high interest rates offered by the platform, I advise investors to proceed with caution due to the lack of track record. However, at medium term, it looks like Monethera will be a worthy competitor to Crowdestor, Kuetzal and Envestio.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
More than 1 year
Real-estate
Business
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Early exit available
NO auto-invest

Robocash

Although Swaper‘s ergonomics is better, Robocash doesn’t suffer from the cash drags that sometimes plague Swaper; it may thus appeal to very short-term investors. When investing for longer durations, Robocash isn’t competitive anymore; both Bondster and Fast Invest offer higher interest rates and are much more user-friendly.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

NO secondary market for long-term loans
Auto-invest available

Swaper

As Swaper‘s website is easier to use than Robocash‘s, it may be a good choice for investor who want to invest in very short-term loans (1 month). However, this platform still sporadically suffers from cash drags which may lower returns. For investments longer than one month, better alternatives exist; Bondster and Fast Invest will both yield better returns with the same ease of use.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Bondora

Too much marketing, not enough returns : Bondora totally fails to deliver the expected results. It’s hard to be confident in long-term results when a portfolio’s returns decrease month after month ! If only Bondora spent as much time improving the returns as they spend working on their marketing, all their investors would be rich. But for now, all we have is promises of great expected returns. I’d advise investors not to listen to their marketing tricks, and to invest through a company that actually focuses on investors.

Loans characteristics

1 month to 1 year
Individual
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

Investly

Overall, Investly‘s offered interest rates are way too low to be worth investing. The only positive aspect is the large loans volume, allowing a certain diversification.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
1 month to 1 year
Business
NO buyback guarantee

Platform features

NO secondary market
Auto-invest available

ViaInvest

With the current returns, ViaInvest is not really competitive. For short-term investments in payday loans, both Swaper and Robocash are much better choices.

Loans characteristics

Less than 1 month
Individual
Buyback guarantee available

Platform features

Secondary market available
Auto-invest available

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