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Robocash review

Robocash’s overview

Through Robocash, you can invest mostly in very short-term (one month) personal loans, yielding 12% annually. They also offer longer-term loans with a duration of one year, which don’t pay interests monthly.

My opinion on Robocash

After Robocash decreased their interest rates from 14% to 12%, it lost much of its interest. Indeed, many competitors offer higher returns, and often have a much better ergonomics. However, this platform may still appeal to very short-term investors.

Detailed ratings

Performance

While 12% is good for short-term loans, many platforms offer more competitive rates for higher durations.

Loans liquidity

The loans volume is currently large enough to prevent the past cash drags.

Reporting

The statistics are rather complete.

Buyback guarantee

With a rather short 30 days delay, Robocash‘s buyback guarantee is rather interesting.

Website ergonomics

The platform’s website could be more polished.

Robocash’s pros & cons

Pros

  • Great interest rates for short-term loans

Cons

  • Interest rates on medium or longer-term loans aren’t really competitive anymore
  • The ergonomics and translations could be improved
  • Long-term loans don’t yield interests monthly

Loans characteristics

Loans duration

Short-term : one month or less

Medium-term : one month to one year

Loans kinds

Individual

Minimal investment

€ 10

Buyback guarantee

Buyback guarantee available

Currencies

Euro

Overview of Robocash’s loans

All loans are in Euro. Robocash currently offers a 12% interest rate for very short-term loans (1 month). Since July 2018, they also offer longer-term loans; their duration is up to one year, yielding the same interest rate. Unfortunately, interests for these loans aren’t reimbursed monthly; they get paid back at the loan’s maturity date, at the same time as the principal.

Robocash's loans list
Robocash's loans list

Until November 2018, Robocash’s interest rates used to be 14% annually; lowering them to 12% brought them to the same level as their main competitor Swaper.

Loans volume

In October – November 2017, the platform struggled to invest all my funds; later, in most of 2018, I usually had around 10% of my portfolio which didn’t get invested. In 2019, after they expanded their business in several Asian countries, the loans supply seems to be large enough, and I don’t have idle funds anymore.

Issuers

There are currently 7 originators available on Robocash; the website provides details about each of them, including the loan agreement.

Robocash's originators
Robocash's originators

Buyback guarantee

The buyback guarantee triggers after a reimbursement is delayed for longer than 30 days. It covers both principal and accrued interests.

Platform’s features

Early exit

Early exit available

Investing methods

Auto-invest

Secondary market

Before the introduction of longer-term loans, Robocash didn’t feature a secondary market. Due to the very short loans duration, it wasn’t really a drawback. Now that the platform provides loans longer than one month, it’s possible to sell them on the secondary market.

It’s quite hard to find out how to sell the loans. From the investments list, the loans that can be sold have a checkbox on their left; the chosen color makes it nearly invisible. On the following screenshot, the two first loans are not checked yet, while I selected the two next loans.

How to sell loans on Robocash
How to sell loans on Robocash

Selling your loans on the secondary market is free, and the loans are always sold at face value.

Manual investing

It’s not possible to invest manually; use of auto-invest is mandatory.

Auto-invest

While the initial auto-invest screen had several rather confusing labels, it’s been redesigned. It is now easier to understand, although there’s still room for improvement.

Robocash's auto-invest screen
Robocash's auto-invest screen

It’s possible to configure the auto-invest to buy loans from the secondary market, a feature that most competitors don’t provide.

Website’s ease of use

Languages

English, German, Spanish, Russian

Funding methods

Robocash’s registration process

Registration is quick and relatively easy, although once again the translations for several labels are a bit weird.

Account funding and funds withdrawal

Website’s design and ergonomics

Robocash‘s website is globally easy to use, but the interface is far from being as streamlined as most competitors.

One minor annoyance is that if you ever want to see a loan agreement, it isn’t displayed in your browser but downloaded as a Word document. Also, the English version isn’t as well translated as some competitors, but is obviously legible enough.

Available languages & translations quality

The quality of the English translation could be greatly improved.

Reporting

The reporting is rather complete; investors have access to the investments list, the transactions report, as well as several statistics about their portfolio.

Documentation

The website features a rather expansive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) available; in spite of the sometimes weird translation, it’s quite useful.

Support

There’s a contact form available on the website; in addition to this, it’s possible to get in touch with Robocash by e-mail or phone.

Communication from the platform​

Apart from notification when transferred money reaches your investor’s account, the platform doesn’t communicate much.

Actual performance of my Robocash portfolio

11,78%

At the end of October 2019, the XIRR for my Robocash portfolio was 11,78%.

The computed performance is slightly under-evaluated because of the long-term loans which don't yield any interest until the maturity date. Even so, it's rather low for individual loans.

Don't hesitate to read my most recent crowdlending portfolio review for detailed platforms performance comparison as well as historical performance.

Robocash's main competitors

For a detailed comparison of the different p2p-lending marketplaces, check out this article.

Robocash's facts & figures

Location

Zagreb, Croatia

Founded in

2017

Number of investors

6,014

Loans amount financed

€ 58,372,884

As of August 2019

Who can invest at Robocash

Any person age of 18, who has a bank account in one of the European Union countries, can become an investor on Robocash.

Robocash FAQ

Disclosure

Please note that this review may contain affiliate links. It means that I will earn a commission if you decide to invest after clicking through the link – at no additional cost to you, of course -. Please understand that I have experienced all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the commissions I make if you decide to invest through my links.

4 thoughts on “Robocash review”

  1. Hi!
    As I know Robocash buyback doesnt compensate you interest for late 30 days, only principal, so your effective xirr will be always below 14%

    Reply
    • Hi Eduard,

      The buyback guarantee also covers the interests.

      The FAQ clearly states “If the borrower delays payment, we will buy the investor’s share at the purchase price and will pay all the interest due.”.

      Have a nice day

      Jérôme

      Reply

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