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Find good reads about Peer-to-Peer lending, real estate crowdfunding, startup crowdfunding and other online alternative investments.

Markets

The Monthly Funding Report: May 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

P2P Lending Platforms

Coinloan Review

Coinloan is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in an EU regulated cryptocurrency business. Let’s take a look at the services Coinloan offers.

P2P Lending Platforms

Mintos Review

Mintos is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that allows users to invest in loans granted from non-bank financial institutions (Loan Originators). Mintos specializes in consumer lending and facilitates loans both with and without buyback guarantee.

P2P Lending Platforms

TWINO Review

TWINO is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that seeks to connect investors with borrowers through a digital platform offering loan types such as unsecured personal loans, business loans, and invoice financing in Continental Europe.

P2P Lending Platforms

PeerBerry Review

PeerBerry is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that allows users to invest in loans granted from nonbank financial institutions (Loan Originators). Most of the loan originators have buyback guarantee in the areas of consumer loans, real estate loans and secured car loans.

P2P Lending Platforms

Kviku Finance Review

Kviku Finance is a P2P loan originator marketplace that offers investments in consumer loans. The lending opportunities on the platform come from Kviku Group’s portfolio of loan originator companies.

P2P Lending Platforms

Bondora Review

Bondora is a marketplace for peer-to-peer consumer lending that allows users to invest in loans granted through the Bondora Group to borrowers in Estonia, Finland and Spain. All loans are unsecured consumer loans. It is possible to automate investments and the loans can be traded on a secondary market.

Real Estate Platforms

EstateGuru Review

EstateGuru is a marketplace for direct peer-to-peer lending which allows users to invest in loans granted on the platform directly to borrowers. All loans are real estate or property development loans. The loans are all collateral backed and the track record is good.

Real Estate Crowdfunding

Invest in Real Estate Tokens

Investing in real estate through crowdfunding has been available for almost a decade. Meanwhile, real estate tokenization, which is the act of putting real estate onto a blockchain, provides both project owners and investors with much more flexibility, increases the liquidity of real estate properties, and thus helps earn a higher yield. But is it a good idea? And how can you do even do it?

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Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with MyConstant CEO – Zon Chu

MyConstant is one of the leading CeFi platforms offering crypto-backed loans to investors. In this interview, MyConstant CEO Zon Chu explains how they use blockchain technology to offer loans backed by highly liquid collateral in the form of cryptocurrencies. We also get to hear details about the platform’s management team, ownership structure, the impact of Covid-19, future plans and much more.

Best Platforms

The Best SME Business Lending Sites in Europe

Finding the right platform to use for business lending can be even more tricky than in the case of real estate crowdfunding. The SME lending sector in Europe is fragmented, with many platforms focused on specific national markets and often only available for a given country’s residents. Which are worth exploring? We look into six best choices, based on the platforms’ functions and investment options and, most of all, their track record on past investment performance.