Crowd-lending portfolio review for December 2018

Website changes​​ As my previous portfolio’s review was published extremely late, not a lot has changed on Alternative Investments. The most noticeable change is the addition of a table of contents to several articles. Individual platforms performance​​ December was once more a quiet month for my loans portfolio. Returns are globally stable and basically very … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for December 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for November 2018

Website changes Christmas is nearly there and I still didn’t publish my portfolio’s review for November ! I’m afraid Santa will consider I’ve been real, real naughty. So, in order to try and appease him, here it is ! I also finally took the time to complete and publish Iuvo’s review. While I appreciated the … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for November 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for October 2018

Website changes​ I published an article that’s not directly related to peer-to-peer lending : Cyclo touring South-East Asia – One year on the road.While cyclo-touring may not be for everyone, there are two key aspects I want to emphasize :Having a goal is a great way to motivate oneself to save more. As advertising more … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for October 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for September 2018

Website changes​ Several changes happened on Alternative Investments’ website : I finally took the time to update Bondora‘s review There’s a new article on easy ways to invest : one-click investing. It compares DoFinance, Bondora’s Go & Grow and Mintos predefined strategies I funded an account at EstateGuru and wrote the review of this real-estate … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for September 2018

Crowd-lending portfolio review for August 2018

Overview of the month After the drama of Mogo’s lowered interest rates at Mintos in July, August was business as usual. My returns at most platforms are slightly down or stable; the exceptions are Crowdestor and Envestio, which are starting to produce realistic returns. Website changes Will I ever update Bondora’s review ? It’s honestly … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for August 2018

One-click investing : P2P loans the easy way !

The drawbacks of P2P loans marketplaces Investing in loans may be confusing at first. As highlighted in our documentation, an essential part of the investment process is determining your investor’s profile. Which kind of loans do you want to invest in ? For how long ? And even more important, how much risk are you … Read moreOne-click investing : P2P loans the easy way !

My favorite crowd-lending platforms – August 2018 update

This article is outdated ! Read at your own risk 🙂 I’ve written an update in March 2019; readers are strongly advised to proceed to my updated list of favorite crowd-lending platforms. I keep this article online mostly for future reference. Changes overview I already published an article listing my favorite platforms a few months … Read moreMy favorite crowd-lending platforms – August 2018 update

Default risk : what if the borrower doesn’t pay ?

The #1 risk when investing in loans A borrower who doesn’t reimburse the loans is obviously the greatest risk when investing in P2P loans or through real-estate or business crowdfunding. In this article, we’ll examine the possible outcomes, based on real-life situations. Loans covered by a buyback guarantee Most P2P lending platforms offer loans covered … Read moreDefault risk : what if the borrower doesn’t pay ?

Crowd-lending portfolio review for May 2018

Overview of the month Just like last month, the main change in my crowd-lending portfolio is the transfer of funds from Omaraha and Bondora to Grupeer. Website changes Well, quite a lot of things happened, as you may have realized !Lat month I created Alternative Investments’ Facebook page; I encourage you to check it out … Read moreCrowd-lending portfolio review for May 2018

P2P lending platforms comparison

Peer-to-peer marketplaces in a nutshell While 2018 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. There are currently 12 peer-to-peer lending marketplaces reviewed on Alternative investments; choosing between them may be a daunting task. While my list of favorite … Read moreP2P lending platforms comparison