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

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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
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Peer to Peer Lending
Is P2P Lending a Scam? – How to Avoid Investing in a P2P Lending Scam
Before carrying out bigger investments, it is normal to be worried about to what extent your investment will be safe. This article will dive into fraudulent P2P lending platforms and equip you with the tools to avoid the next P2P Lending scam.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 21st, 2020
Lithuania Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Lithuania
The Lithuanian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Lithuania had a total funding volume of €121.8 million in 2018, up from €61.3 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 19th, 2020
Latvia Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Latvia
The Latvian Market for Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Estonia had a total funding volume of €227.3 million in 2018, up from €92.2 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 14th, 2020
Estonian Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Estonia
The Estonian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Estonia had a total funding volume of €142.4 million in 2018, up from €81.2 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 10th, 2020
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Startup investing
Investing in Startups with Equity Crowdfunding
Investing in unlisted startup companies was previously only a possibility for business angels, venture capitalists or wealthy individuals. With the rise of crowdfunding, or specifically equity-based crowdfunding, it is now possible for everyone.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 8th, 2020
Russian Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Russia
The Russian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report published in 2020 by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Russia had a total funding volume of €105.6 million in 2018, up from €28.4 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 7th, 2020
Belgium Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Belgium
The Belgian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report published in 2020 by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Belgium had a total funding volume of €44.6 million in 2018.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 29th, 2020
Austrian Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Austria
The Austrian Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Austria had a total funding volume of €35.1 million in 2018, up from €32.9 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 26th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Loanpad Review
Loanpad is a user-friendly peer-to-peer lending platform for secured real estate lending in UK. Investors lend through either of two lending accounts: Classic or Premium that delivers daily interest rates above inflation. The return are in GBP.
Martin Christensen   •   May 26th, 2020