Crowd-lending portfolio review for August 2021

Website changes Believe it or not, I finally managed to write ‘s review. It’s basically two years overdue but as CreditStar would say, better late than never (see below for the explanation for this somehow cryptic joke). I don’t think I ever spent so much time reviewing a platform, but as the concept is different … Read more

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

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

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

ViaInvest review

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An excerpt of ViaInvest's loans list

ViaInvest's overview focuses mostly on short-term, secured loans offering an uniform 12% interest rate. In addition, the platform also offers a very small number of real-estate or business loans with very specific characteristics. My opinion on ViaInvest It’s a pity that ‘s offer is relatively complex when it comes to business or real-estate loans. In … Read more