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

Iuvo review

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

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

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

Swaper review

Swaper's overview Swaper allows to invest mostly in short-term (one month) individual loans. Loans used to yield 12% for a long time, but the interest rates were increased to 14% in March 2020. All loans are covered by a buyback guarantee A buyback guarantee is a guarantee provided by the platform or a loan originator. … Read more

Mintos review

Mintos's overview is one of the largest peer-to-peer lending platforms; they offer a huge volume of loans of all kinds and durations. My opinion on Mintos got a lot of bad press throughout 2020, and many investors plan to leave the platform after losing money when several loan originators defaulted. At the same time, several … Read more