A sample of Viventor's loans

Viventor review

Viventor’s overview

Viventor is a P2P marketplace offering loans with interest rates up to 15%, for durations between 1 month and 5 years. Most of them are secured by a buyback guarantee.

My opinion on Viventor

Viventor is an excellent choice for beginner and advanced investors alike. This P2P loans marketplace offers very high interest rates, and the website’s ergonomics is excellent.

Detailed ratings

Performance

The current performance of my Viventor portfolio is excellent !

Loans liquidity

There’s a large volume of loans available.

Reporting

The numerous reporting features are both useful and visually appealing.

Buyback guarantee

Most originators offer a buyback guarantee with a 60 days delay, which is a bit long; it can even be as long as 90 days !

Website ergonomics

Overall, Viventor‘s website is well designed and easy to use.

Viventor’s pros & cons

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • The website’s ergonomics is great

Cons

  • The delay for buyback guarantee isn’t the same between all originators
  • Support and communcation could be greatly improved

Loans characteristics

Loans duration

Short-term : one month or less

Medium-term : one month to one year

Long-term : more than one year

Loans kinds

Individual

Business

Minimal investment

€ 1

Buyback guarantee

Buyback guarantee available

Currencies

EUR – Euro

Overview of Viventor’s loans

Viventor features only Euro loans. Their interest rates range from 8% to 15%; durations vary greatly, from one month to 5 years.

A sample of Viventor's loans
A sample of Viventor's loans

Most loans come with a buyback guarantee, but there are also unsecured loans. However, these don’t yield more, so there’s little point in investing in them.

Loans volume

With a total financed amount of around € 110,000,000, the volume of loans at Viventor is much lower than at Mintos; however, it will than enough to more than enough to invest large sums without having liquidity problems.

Loan originators

As P2P platforms improve their transparency, most of them now publish details about their loans originators[?]. Like Bondster, Mintos and PeerBerry, Viventor‘s website provides useful information about them.

As I’m updating this review in November 2019, there are more than 20 originators available; this allows investors to get a very satisfying diversification. Mintos investors will recognize several of them, like GetBucks or Kviku.

For each of them, investors can learn about the details of the buyback guarantee, the skin in the game (which is the percent of the loan kept by the originator), and in many cases access financial statements.

Description of two loan originators at Viventor
Description of two loan originators at Viventor

Viventor doesn’t provide any rating for originators; it’s thus hard to evaluate how safe they are. And unfortunately, at least one of them proved to be unreliable. Indeed, in summer 2019, one of them (Aforti Finance) ran into troubles and many repayments were delayed.

Viventor’s communication was pathetic; they provided very little information and took a long time to communicate about it. In contrast, their competitor Mintos (who also provided loans from Aforti Finance) was much more reactive.

Buyback guarantee

The buyback guarantee covers both principal and interests. It usually triggers after 60 days, but this delay is 90 days for several originators. Viventor‘s FAQ mentions a 30 days delay, but currently I couldn’t find an example of an originator with such a short delay.

One variation of the buyback guarantee is the payment guarantee; it guarantees that the interests and principal will be repaid in time. In terms of cash-flow, it’s slightly more convenient than the standard buyback guarantee.

As usual, loans covered by a buyback guarantee (or payment guarantee) are indicated by a shield icon.

Platform’s features

Early exit

Early exit available

Investing methods

Auto-invest

Manual investing

Secondary market

Viventor features a secondary market that’s free of charge.

Manual investing at Viventor

Manual investing is convenient. The available loans list can easily be filtered by common criteria such as duration, interest rate, presence of buyback guarantee…

Many details are provided about the loans; while I doubt that many investors actually read them (as they’re much more standard than speculative business or real-estate loans provided by Crowdestor, Envestio or Kuetzal), it’s always great to have access to a lot of data.

Loan detail at Viventor
Loan detail at Viventor

Auto-invest

In spite of the large number of available criteria, the auto-invest is easy to configure.

A few aspects could be improved, though :

  • It’s not possible to filter by buyback delay
  • The design make it hard to verify if all possible entities (countries, originators) are selected
  • The screen doesn’t show how many loans match the current criteria
Viventor's auto-invest screen
Viventor's auto-invest screen

While few investors will use this feature, it’s possible to configure multiple auto-invest.

Website’s ease of use

Languages

English, Lithuanian

Funding methods

Viventor’s registration process

Although there’s a KYC (Know Your Costumer) check that requires to upload an identity document, an utility bill and a tax residence certificate, the registration is quickly processed. My tax residence certificate currently appears as invalid, but it doesn’t prevent me from investing.

Account funding and funds withdrawal

Website’s design and ergonomics

The design of Viventor‘s website is simple but very readable; it’s also very easy to navigate.

Even on a mobile phone, browsing the site is a pleasure; the only real inconvenience is the lateral menu, which doesn’t automatically hide after selecting an item. Another slight improvement would be to improve the layout of the auto-invest list, which requires to scroll horizontally before you can edit your settings.

Available languages & translations quality

Viventor‘s website is only available in English; the English translation is excellent.

Reporting

Viventor‘s reporting is rather impressive. The common features (account statement, investments list) are present and offer the opportunity to download data as an Excel file.

In addition, you can very easily visualize the diversification of your portfolio by country or loan originator, or check the overall interest rates. There’s even a cash-flow graph; unfortunately it only shows the next month, as the date range can’t be customized.

Documentation

There’s a very detailed FAQ available, broken down by topic for easier reading. I also appreciate the already mentioned page about the loans originators !

Support

Should you need to get in touch with the platform, there’s a chat box available in addition to the standard opportunity to send an e-mail. I used the latter option twice to get in touch with Viventor‘s support. My experience was excellent the first time, and disastrous the second time.

Indeed, after registering, I realized that I had stupidly made a typo in my middle name. The support team replied very quickly and immediately fixed my mistake.

A few months later, I sent an e-mail regarding the loan originator Aforti Finance, as there was very little communication from Viventor on this topic. I’ll let you judge the quality of their reply : “All of the informarion regarding Aforti is protected by condidecinality agreements, and all out going comnication has to be agreed upon by both parties. I am sorry for the incoviniece.”

Communication from the platform​

Investors may choose the frequency of the account summary : daily, weekly and/or monthly. Other than that, I didn’t receive any e-mail from the platform yet; investors thus shouldn’t fear that they’ll drown under unwanted e-mails.

Actual performance of my Viventor portfolio

14,32%

At the end of October 2019, the XIRR for my Viventor portfolio was 14,32%.

Viventor's performance is among the highest in its category; moreover, as of late November 2019, interest rates seem to be stable.

Don't hesitate to read my most recent crowdlending portfolio review for detailed platforms performance comparison as well as historical performance.

Portfolio creation date

I created my Viventor portfolio in May 2019.

Viventor's main competitors

For a detailed comparison of the different p2p-lending marketplaces, check out this article.

Viventor's facts & figures

Location

Riga, Latvia

Founded in

2015

Number of investors

6,942

Loans amount financed

€ 110,800,590

As of November 2019

Who can invest at Viventor

Viventor is open to both: individuals and companies. To qualify as an investor, it is required to:

  • Possess a bank account in one of the countries of the European Economic Area (European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein);
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Provide a copy of your identification documents to Viventor.
Viventor FAQ

Disclosure

Please note that this review may contain affiliate links. It means that I will earn a commission if you decide to invest after clicking through the link – at no additional cost to you, of course -. Please understand that I have experienced all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the commissions I make if you decide to invest through my links.

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