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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
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Lendwise Review
Lendwise is a marketplace for peer-to-peer student lending that allows users to invest in loans granted to students in UK. The borrowers are applicants from universities all over the United Kingdom and all loans are issued in GBP.
Martin Christensen   •   May 26th, 2020
Spanish Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Spain
The Spanish Market for Crowdlending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Spain had a total funding volume of €374.1 million in 2018, up from €160.5 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 22nd, 2020
Logo of real estate lending site Housers
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Housers Review
Housers is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that allows users to invest in real estate backed loans. The platform was the first of its kind in Spain and is now covering real estate lending in most of Southern Europe.
Martin Christensen   •   May 21st, 2020
Italian Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Italy
The Italian Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Italy had a total funding volume of €475.5 million in 2018, up from €240.7 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 21st, 2020
Logo of Peer-to-Peer Property lending platform Assetz Capital
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Assetz Capital Review
Assetz Capital was the first peer-to-peer lending platform in UK to facilitate secured collateral-backed loans. All loans are in GBP and collateral backed with security of property or UK business. Assetz offers IFISA and quick access to funds.
Martin Christensen   •   May 21st, 2020
Logo of peer-to-peer real estate lending site Crowdestate
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdestate Review
Crowdestate is a real estate crowdfunding marketplace for direct peer-to-peer lending founded in Estonia in 2014. The platform offers pre-vetted loan investment opportunities within the area of real estate, business and mortgage lending.
Martin Christensen   •   May 19th, 2020
Logo of Peer-to-Peer property lending site Bulkestate
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Bulkestate Review
Bulkestate is primarily a real estate lending platform that allows investors to lend directly to developers of property mainly in Riga. Furthermore, they offer the unique service of Group Buying apartment owner titles at whole building sales.
Martin Christensen   •   May 18th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crowdfunding Statistics Worldwide: Market Development, Country Volumes, and Industry Trends
Table of Contents Where last year’s worldwide crowdfunding statistics showed a market in rapid growth in all regions of the world, a recently published report displays a more varied situation.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 16th, 2020