Afranga review

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Afranga's overview was founded by Bulgarian loan originator StikCredit. This peer-to-peer lending platform provides medium and long-term short-term consumer loans with 16% annual interest rate – a figure much higher than most competitors -. A buyback guarantee A buyback guarantee is a guarantee provided by the platform or a loan originator. If repayment of a … Read more

Lendermarket review

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Lendermarket's loans list
Lendermarket's loans list

Lendermarket's overview Lendermarket allows to invest in short-term consumer loans yielding around 14% annually; they’re secured by a buyback guarantee. My opinion on Lendermarket Thanks to a great financial performance, seemingly reliable loan originators and a simple but effective website, I used to rate four stars. Unfortunately, the lack of a serious audit lead me … Read more

Flender review : crowdlending for Irish SMEs

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Part of Flender's loans list
Part of Flender's loans list
Part of Flender's loans list

Flender’s overview is specialized in loans for Irish businesses. They’re usually rather long-term (1 to 3 years), and annual yields vary between 8% and 12.9% (even 15.9% for speculative loans). No buyback guarantee is provided. My opinion on Flender is a great way to finance businesses in Ireland. The returns are competitive and in spite … Read more

Bondster review

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Bondster’s overview is a P2P marketplace; the individual Euro loans currently offer an annual interest rate up to 13.5%, for a duration between one month and one year. In addition to these, the platform also features a few real-estate and business loans, but they’re less interesting. My opinion on Bondster While ‘s interest rates are … Read more

Iuvo review

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Part of Iuvo's loans list

Iuvo’s overview Iuvo is a marketplace for peer-to-peer loans. It focuses on investments safety, as the loan originators A loan originator is the firm that originally provides the loan to the borrower. They usually lend a small percent of the amount using their own funds, while the remaining is put on sale on loans marketplaces. … Read more

EstateGuru review

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Collateral for one of EstateGuru's bridge loans
Collateral for one of EstateGuru's bridge loans
Collateral for one of EstateGuru's bridge loans

EstateGuru's overview focuses on real-estate loans. The projects are rather conservative, usually yielding around 10% for durations of one year or more. My opinion on EstateGuru While the interest rates offered by EstateGuru‘s projects are lower than at , or , this platform provides great investment opportunities for those who want a more conservative portfolio. … 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 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 makes … Read more

Crowdestor review

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Key borrower metrics on Crowdestor's project description

Crowdestor's overview offers real-estate and business loans. Their interest rates are usually in the 14%-26% range, for durations varying from one to two years. My opinion on Crowdestor Since Summer 2020, many improvements were unveiled at . It started with the enhanced projects descriptions and borrower’s credit report, which are a huge step forward in … Read more

CrowdEstate review

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Visual for "Klaose tn. 12" project

CrowdEstate's overview is a leading platform for real-estate. Interest rates currently stand around 10% – 12% yearly, a level similar to . Most recent loans are secured by a 1st-rank mortgage, which makes them safer than loans offered earlier on the platform. My opinion on CrowdEstate Although I still appreciate the large supply of loans … Read more

BulkEstate review

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Illustration for the "Kr. Barona Street 30" project

BulkEstate's overview BulkEstate features only real-estate projects. Interest rates typically vary from 12% to 14% (recent projects were more speculative than early ones); interests are usually repaid in full at the end of the loan, at the same time as the principal. My opinion on BulkEstate I used to prefer over BulkEstate, thanks to the … Read more