Crowd-lending portfolio review for July 2021

Website changes I’m very busy on a totally unrelated project, which basically takes all my time. Work on Alternative Investments has thus been rather limited ! However, I took the time to update several reviews, as well as write a review for . On the other hand, ‘s review isn’t written yet… I realize it’s … Read more

My favorite crowdlending platforms – August 2021 update

2020, the year where everything changed for P2P investors As the P2P landscape has changed a lot in 2020 and early 2021, it’s more than time for me to update my list of favorite crowdlending platforms ! Indeed, in roughly one year, many things happened : Covid-19 has shaken the world economy. No country was … Read more

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

Investing in loans : the complete guide

Investing in loans isn't as easy as it seems At first glance, investing in loans seems easy and safe. They indeed look like an investor’s dream made true, promising a low risk combined to high returns. Imagine… you invest € 1,000 for a year in a loan with 12% interest rate; after one year you … Read more

Moncera review

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Moncera's overview Moncera offers mostly medium and long-term consumer loans. Their interest rates commonly vary from 7% to 9% – a level much lower than for most competitors -. A buyback guarantee is provided by the loan originator. In addition, real-estate loans were introduced on the platform in March 2021. My opinion on Moncera I … 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

PeerBerry review

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PeerBerry's overview PeerBerry allows to invest in individual loans, with interest rates around 10% – 11%. These loans are secured by a buyback guarantee. My opinion on PeerBerry Thanks to the large selection of reliable loan originators A loan originator is the firm that originally provides the loan to the borrower. They usually lend a … 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

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 loans. Unfortunately, individual borrowers may be unable to reimburse their loans, real-estate projects may fail, and businesses may go bankrupt. Overall, all loans kinds are likely to default. In this article, we’ll examine … Read more

Robocash review

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A list of available loans at Robocash
Robocash's available loans
A list of available loans at Robocash

Robocash's overview Through , investors can invest mostly in very short-term (one month) consumer loans or in longer-term commercial loans, yielding between 10.5% and 12.3% annually. All loans on the platform come with a buyback guarantee A buyback guarantee is a guarantee provided by the platform or a loan originator. If repayment of a loan … Read more