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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
Logo of social peer-to-peer lending site Lendahand
Peer to Peer Lending
Lendahand Review
Lendahand is a social impact lending platform for individual lenders who want to support and invest in SMEs and entrepreneurs in developing economies. The purpose of Lendahand is to enable ordinary people to lend money as cheap as possible.
Martin Christensen   •   May 15th, 2020
Logo of the peer-to-peer marketplace Bondster
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
Markets
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
Markets
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
Markets
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
Markets
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