Crowd-lending portfolio review for February 2021

Website changes I’ve managed to update the reviews for several platforms such as , or in order to reflect recent changes. Other still greatly lag behind – most notably, -.In order to reduce the workload, I’ve decided to start dropping reviews I don’t feel like updating, such as ‘s, ‘s and ‘s. These are smaller … Read more

Crowd-lending portfolio review for December 2020

Website changes Happy new year ! 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, both in terms of investments and personal / professional life. In the long run, the vaccine against Covid-19 offers a great hope to return to a normal life; however, the first semester will still be challenging.I plan to work … Read more

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 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 … Read more

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. Finally, Grupeer proved to be at least partly a scam, as … 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 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

Crowdestor review

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

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

BulkEstate review

BulkEstate's overview BulkEstate features only real-estate projects. Interest rates typically vary from 13% to 14.5% (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

P2P lending platforms comparison

Peer-to-peer marketplaces in a nutshell While 2019 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