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Peer to Peer Lending
The History of P2P Lending
Online P2P lending began in 2005 with the launch of Zopa in the UK. Back then “shady”, or "niche" at best, was eagerly used words to describe the sector. Fifteen years on, people lend and borrow billions. Here is the history of P2P Lending.
Jan Bednorz   •   August 14th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
CrowdProperty Review
CrowdProperty is a large P2P Real Estate Lending service in the United Kingdom. With both residential and commercial property, this platform offers high quality UK property loans secured by collateral, to all investors with a UK bank account.
Martin Christensen   •   August 6th, 2020
Poland Peer-to-Peer lending market and platforms
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Poland
The Polish Market for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Poland had a total funding volume of €297.6 million in 2018, up from €158.3 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   August 4th, 2020
Portugal peer-to-peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Portugal
The Portuguese Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Portugal had a total funding volume of €14.8 million in 2018, up from €8.3 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 31st, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Slovakia
The Slovak Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Slovakia had a total funding volume of €20.3 million in 2018, up from €10.2 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 30th, 2020
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Raising funds
How to Get a P2P Loan for Your UK Business
How to get a loan for your UK business through peer-to-peer lending. P2P loans are a nice alternative to traditional bank lending with faster response time and potential ambassador building capabilities. Thorough guide on getting a P2P Loan in UK.
Jan Bednorz   •   July 28th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Top 30 P2P Lending Portfolios
The biggest and best displayed P2P Lending & Crowd investment portfolios by displayed online for everyone to follow. You will find portfolios from the most famous bloggers in the world within the area of Peer-to-Peer investing!
Martin Christensen   •   July 28th, 2020
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Money transfers
Wise Review
Wise (former TransferWise) is an international money transfer provider widely known for its fair exchange rates and low fees. Since its beginning in 2011, the company has seen massive growth, and is now one of the most popular online banks in EU.
Martin Christensen   •   July 17th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in the Czech Republic
The Czech Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the Czech Republic had a total funding volume of €51.5 million in 2018, up from €26.5 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 15th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Nibble Finance Review
Nibble is a peer-to-peer lending platform that offers investors the opportunity to invest in short term loans ranging from as little as 10 EUR. Although Nibble is a new platform in the market, the owner IT Smart Finance was founded in 2014.
Martin Christensen   •   July 8th, 2020
Bulgaria Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Bulgaria had a total funding volume of €36.1 million in 2018, up from €10.7 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 6th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Provision Funds in P2P Lending: Protection in Case of Loan Defaults
Provision funds helps to reduce the risk of investing in P2P lending by creating a safety buffer that P2P platforms can use to anticipate unforeseen circumstances. The goal is to offer a higher level of protection against losses. Does it work?
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 25th, 2020