Crowd-lending portfolio review for July 2020

Website changes Again, I didn’t publish any portfolio report last month 🙁 However, I’ve updated several reviews to bring them up-to-date. Noteworthy news from the crowdlending world Two more platforms are likely to be added to the already long list of platforms gone rogue. Looking at the bright side, most likely scams are now confirmed, … Read more Crowd-lending portfolio review for July 2020

TFGcrowd review

One business financed through TFGcrowd is a cosmetics firm

Warning ! This platform is currently in my blacklist After both Kuetzal and Envestio proved to be scams, I became much more cautious and decided blacklist several platforms; is one of them. Initially, as this platform received much less bad press than or , I was giving it the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, a … Read more TFGcrowd review

EstateGuru review

Collateral for one of EstateGuru's bridge loans

EstateGuru’s overview EstateGuru focuses on real-estate loans. The projects are rather conservative, usually yielding around 11% 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 , they provide great investment opportunities for those who want a more conservative portfolio. It’s … Read more EstateGuru review

Real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms

An much reduced number of P2B platforms In early 2020, many platforms offering P2B (peer-to-business) loans proved to be scams : Kuetzal disappeared first in January, shortly followed by Envestio. The bad news weren’t over for investors as in April, Monethera announced its wind-down, followed by Grupeer. With two additional platforms currently in my blacklist, … Read more Real-estate and business crowdfunding platforms

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

Crowdestor review

Crowdestor’s overview Crowdestor offers real-estate and business loans. Their interest rates are usually in the 14%-20% range, for durations varying from one to two years. A partial buyback guarantee A buyback guarantee is a guarantee provided by the platform or a loan originator. If repayment of a loan is delayed by more than a given delay … Read more Crowdestor review

CrowdEstate review

CrowdEstate’s overview CrowdEstate is a leading platform for real-estate and business loans. The real-estate projects became more conservative in 2018, and now yield around 10%-12% yearly. On the other hand, the long-term business loans are still somehow speculative and offer 16% returns. My opinion on CrowdEstate Although I still appreciate the large supply of loans … Read more CrowdEstate review

BulkEstate review

BulkEstate’s overview BulkEstate features only real-estate projects. Interest rates typically vary from 11% to 15% (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 BulkEstate review

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. Moreover, as in early 2020 several P2B (peer-to-business) platforms proved to be scams, I expect that many investors will return to less risky, more … Read more P2P lending platforms comparison