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

Logo of Real Estate Crowdfunding website Reinvest24
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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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
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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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
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
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
French Peer-to-Peer lending platforms
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in France
The French Market for Peer-to-Peer Lending France has been the largest market for alternative finance in continental Europe since 2013. In the latest report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, France had a volume of €661.3 million.
Jonas Schmidt   •   March 22nd, 2020
German Peer-to-Peer lending platforms
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Germany
With a market share of 17.7%, Germany is the second-largest market for peer-to-peer (P2P) investing in Europe, surpassed only by France. P2P investing covers more than P2P Lending but it demonstrates the importance of P2P Lending in Germany.
Jonas Schmidt   •   March 21st, 2020
The best passive income ideas
Best Passive Income – Ideas & Opportunities
Passive income comes in various shapes and forms depending on how and in what you dedicate your resources and time. The passive investment opportunities are many and diverse. This article will give you ideas of different types of passive income.
Martin Christensen   •   March 17th, 2020
Lending that impacts societies
Peer to Peer Lending
What is Social Impact Lending and how does it support borrowers
For social enterprises, it can be challenging to find sufficient unrestricted funds via bank finance to scale up their activities or develop a new line of business. Social Impact Lending can be a solution to earn a return while impacting societies.
Jonas Schmidt   •   February 21st, 2020
Peer-to-Peer Lending Due Diligence
Peer to Peer Lending
The Due Diligence in Peer-to-Peer Lending Explained
In this Guest Post, Roxana (CSO at Blend Network) provides a brief guide to how her property lending platform performs due diligence and talks about what really matters for P2P Lending due diligence in 5 key steps.
Guest Contributor   •   February 17th, 2020
Funding by a crowd explanation
Raising funds
Crowdfunding Explained: The Ultimate Crowdfunding Guide
Crowdfunding is an industry in rapid growth all over the world, with great potential for both fundraisers and funders. Crowdfunding is the way of raising funds from the public for either a business, an individual, a project, or a campaign.
Jonas Schmidt   •   November 24th, 2019