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Peer-to-Peer Lending

What Are Liquidity Pools?

Why, as a P2P Investor, do you need to know about Liquidity Pools?
Liquidity pools are an important part of decentralized finance(DeFi). The fastest-growing area of lending, and p2p investment opportunities, is in DeFi. And the foundation of how we lend in DeFi is through liquidity pools.

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P2P Lending Statistics in 2020: The Covid Impact

It was a bumpy ride for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in 2020. We reflect on last year’s extraordinary events and the story in eight charts, based on numbers reported by platforms to P2PMarketData dating back to 2016. How did the sector handle the biggest economic shock it has ever faced and what was the impact of Covid on P2P Lending?

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The Monthly Funding Report March 2021

What happened last month in P2P finance and crowdfunding? Which platforms are on the rise and which ones are falling behind? How has the sector performed over the last 12 months? We take a look at numbers reported to P2PMarketData in March 2021.

P2P Lending Platforms

CreditGate24 Review

Creditgate24 is a well-established market leader on the Swiss alternative finance scene for SME business lending, real estate lending and personal loans. It offers some curious tools and investment products that you can love or hate.

Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with DoFinance CEO – Jänis Kulikovskis

DoFinance is in the middle of restructuring their platform in the wake of problems induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The CEO and Co-Founder Jänis Kulikovskis’ asked for an interview to try and explain the issues they are facing among his take on the industry.

Peer-to-Peer Lending

How to Earn Interest on Stablecoins

Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance, known as DeFi, are a new, intriguing investment option for p2p investors. Euro-based p2p lenders are used to lending in Euros and getting repaid in Euros from European borrowers. And it works. But there’s a bigger market out there than just European borrowers.

P2P Lending Platforms

BlockFi Review

BlockFi is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in a US regulated cryptocurrency business. BlockFi loans your money like a bank does. They pay you a fixed interest rate into the BlockFi Interest Account. While they don’t call it a liquidity pool, that’s what it is. BlockFi puts your funds into a liquidity pool and loans it out to the borrowers. Let’s deep-dive into the Crypto P2P Lending Platform BlockFi from an investors point of view.

Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with Kuflink CEO – Narinder Khattoare

The Kuflink peer-to-peer lending platform was established in 2017 but is already an established player within UK-based property lending. We had a talk with Kuflink CEO Narinder Khattoare to learn more about his take on the P2P lending industry, Kuflink’s initiatives for the future, why they decided to launch a P2P platform, how they handle risk, and much more.

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The Monthly Funding Report February 2021

What happened last month in P2P finance and crowdfunding? Which platforms are on the rise, and which ones are falling behind? How has the sector performed over the last 12 months? We take a look at numbers reported to P2PMarketData in February 2021 and dive deeper into this month’s special focus: platforms’ performance during the COVID downturn.

P2P Lending Platforms

DoFinance Review

DoFinance does not have a very long track record or impressive funding volumes and has gone through some serious trouble during the COVID crisis. There are reasons to hope, though, that they’ll successfully rebound, following a set of deep reforms to their business structure.

P2P Lending Platforms

AxiaFunder Review

AxiaFunder offers equity in carefully selected legal cases, which bring incredibly high returns in a reasonable time but come with proportionately high risk and investment barriers. Is litigation crowdfunding worth your money?