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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
Bondster Review
Bondster is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that offers investments in loans from various called loan originators, which are non-bank financial institutions. Most loans are secured by by real estate or buyback guarantee.
Martin Christensen   •   May 14th, 2020
Danish Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Denmark
The Danish Market for Crowdlending According to data the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Denmark had a total alternative finance and crowdfunding funding volume of DKK 943.9m (€129.2m) in 2018.
Jonas Schmidt   •   May 3rd, 2020
Norwegian Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Norway
The Norwegian Market for Crowdlending In 2019, the total Norwegian market for crowdfunding reached a yearly funding volume of NOK 442 million (~€38.4 million). This corresponds to a yearly growth of 72.2%, up from NOK 256.7 million in 2018.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 28th, 2020
Swedish Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Sweden
The Swedish Market for Crowdlending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Sweden had a total funding volume of €266.1 million in 2018. In 2017, up from a total volume of €196,1 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 26th, 2020
Image of an entrepreneur with a reward crowdfunding campaign
Crowdfunding
Raising funds
Reward Crowdfunding Explained
Reward crowdfunding is a very popular way for startups and entrepreneurs to receive the necessary capital in order to initialize the first steps of getting a business up and running. This is mostly done by pre-selling a product to fund the campaign.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 20th, 2020
Finnish Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Finland
The Finnish Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Finland had a total funding volume of €196.76 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 17th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Reinvest24 Review
Reinvest24 is a real estate investment platform that allows users to invest in property in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, and Latvia’s capital, Riga. Tt is possible to invest in both residential and commercial property through the crowdfunding platform.
Martin Christensen   •   April 15th, 2020
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Crowdfunding
Raising funds
Fundraising with Donation Crowdfunding
Donation-based crowdfunding has proved an efficient way for small charities to not only raise funds for charitable causes but also to broaden their network and create awareness about their organization. This article takes you through all aspects.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 15th, 2020
Irish Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Ireland
The Irish Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending The first P2P lending platform in Ireland opened in 2013 (Linked Finance), so the P2P lending market in Ireland is still relatively young, but more platforms are opening on an ongoing basis.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 10th, 2020
Dutch Peer-to-Peer lending platforms and markets
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in the Netherlands
The Dutch Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the Netherlands had a total funding volume of €279.9 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 9th, 2020
Swiss Peer-to-Peer lending platforms
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Switzerland
In 2018, the total crowdfunding in Switzerland had a funding volume of 516 million CHF that was split between five different crowdfunding models. Equity crowdfunding, P2P lending, invoice trading, reward and donation-based crowdfunding.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 7th, 2020
UK Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in the United Kingdom
The UK Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending is, by far, the largest P2P lending market in the European region taking up a market share of astonishing 72.5%. The same is true when it comes to the overall category of crowdfunding (market share of 67.7%).
Jonas Schmidt   •   March 29th, 2020