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

Crypto holder making a Peer to Peer governance decision on a protocol
Crypto Lending
Peer to Peer Governance in Crypto: How Public Digital Assets Make Decisions
Governance is something traditional peer-to-peer lenders don’t spend much time thinking about. And it makes sense why we don’t. After all, most of the platforms we use are private companies and have their own private decision-making processes.
Stu Lustman   •   July 7th, 2021
Logo of Peer to Peer lender Blend
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Blend Network Review
BLEND Network has flourished during the COVID crisis, funding record-high volumes, consistently delivering high returns to its investors, and shielding them from losses. If you seek good earnings on secured UK-based property, keep reading!
Jan Bednorz   •   July 6th, 2021
Logo of Peer to Peer lending platform IUVO Group
Peer to Peer Lending
IUVO Group Review
IUVO is a daughter company of a large holding company focused on Eastern European markets. It offers investments in several currencies and has proved to be relatively shock-proof, going swiftly through the 2020 turmoil.
Jan Bednorz   •   July 5th, 2021
Logo Symbol of Real Estate Crowdfunding platform Rendity
Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Rendity Review
Rendity has an excellent track record offering high-quality deals and attractive yet realistic interest rates, considering the maturity of markets it operates in. It seems to be one of the top peer-to-peer platforms out there. Find out more below!
Jan Bednorz   •   July 4th, 2021
Logo Symbol of Peer to Peer lender Fellow Finance
Peer to Peer Lending
Fellow Finance Review
Fellow Finance is the largest personal lending platform in continental Europe in our database. Launched and headquartered in Finland, it focuses primarily on its domestic market and attracts mostly Nordic investors. Is it worth a shot?
Jan Bednorz   •   July 3rd, 2021
Logo of P2P Lending site Esketit
Peer to Peer Lending
Esketit Review
Esketit has just been launched by the owners of the Creamfinance Group – a financial holding active in several European, Asian and American markets, with impressive funding volumes to date. Is their new independent platform worth a try?
Jan Bednorz   •   June 22nd, 2021
Logo of Defi Crypto Lending platform Aave
Crypto Lending
AAVE: Decentralized Crypto Lending at Its Best
AAVE is one of the biggest and most interesting DeFi lending apps in the Ethereum ecosystem. They started back in 2017 as ETHLend. Then rebranded in 2020 to AAVE. It’s a great place to lend your crypto and it is the most used DeFi lending platform.
Stu Lustman   •   June 21st, 2021
Internationa p2p lending volumes May 2021
The Monthly Funding Report: May 2021
What happened last month in P2P Lending and equity crowdfunding? We take a look at numbers reported to P2PMarketData in May 2021. This month’s special focus: the dynamics between traditional and alternative finance.
Jan Bednorz   •   June 14th, 2021
Logo of Crypto Lending Platform CoinLoan
Crypto Lending
Coinloan Review
Coinloan is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in an EU regulated cryptocurrency business. Let’s take a look at the services Coinloan offers.
Stu Lustman   •   June 10th, 2021
Logo of Peer-to-Peer lending marketplace Mintos
Peer to Peer Lending
Mintos Review
Mintos is the largest marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that allows users to invest in loans granted from non-bank financial institutions (Loan Originators). Mintos specializes in consumer lending and facilitates loans with buyback guarantee.
Jan Bednorz   •   June 5th, 2021
Logo of Peer-to-Peer lending marketplace Twino
Peer to Peer Lending
TWINO Review
TWINO is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that seeks to connect investors with borrowers through a digital platform offering loan types such as unsecured personal loans, business loans, and invoice financing in Continental Europe.
Jan Bednorz   •   June 5th, 2021
Logo of Peer-to-Peer lending marketplace PeerBerry
Peer to Peer Lending
PeerBerry Review
PeerBerry is a marketplace for peer-to-peer lending that allows users to invest in loans granted from nonbank financial institutions (Loan Originators). Loans have buyback guarantee in the areas of consumer loans, real estate loans and car loans.
Jan Bednorz   •   June 5th, 2021