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

P2P Lending Platforms

BlockFi Review

BlockFi is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in a US regulated cryptocurrency business. BlockFi loans your money like a bank does. They pay you a fixed interest rate into the BlockFi Interest Account. While they don’t call it a liquidity pool, that’s what it is. BlockFi puts your funds into a liquidity pool and loans it out to the borrowers. Let’s deep-dive into the Crypto P2P Lending Platform BlockFi from an investors point of view.

Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with Kuflink CEO – Narinder Khattoare

The Kuflink peer-to-peer lending platform was established in 2017 but is already an established player within UK-based property lending. We had a talk with Kuflink CEO Narinder Khattoare to learn more about his take on the P2P lending industry, Kuflink’s initiatives for the future, why they decided to launch a P2P platform, how they handle risk, and much more.

Markets

The Monthly Funding Report February 2021

What happened last month in P2P finance and crowdfunding? Which platforms are on the rise, and which ones are falling behind? How has the sector performed over the last 12 months? We take a look at numbers reported to P2PMarketData in February 2021 and dive deeper into this month’s special focus: platforms’ performance during the COVID downturn.

P2P Lending Platforms

DoFinance Review

DoFinance does not have a very long track record or impressive funding volumes and has gone through some serious trouble during the COVID crisis. There are reasons to hope, though, that they’ll successfully rebound, following a set of deep reforms to their business structure.

P2P Lending Platforms

AxiaFunder Review

AxiaFunder offers equity in carefully selected legal cases, which bring incredibly high returns in a reasonable time but come with proportionately high risk and investment barriers. Is litigation crowdfunding worth your money?

P2P Lending Platforms

Flender Review

Flender is a well-established platform (as for the P2P lending baby sector standards at least) that offers carefully selected business loans with varied risk-return ratios. Does it compensate enough for the lack of secondary market and buyback guarantee? Let’s find out.

Picture of TWINO CEO Anastasija Oļeiņika
Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with TWINO CEO – Anastasija Oļeiņika

In this interview, you can learn more about the TWINO company ownership structure, how TWINO is trying to mitigate investor risk, and essentials about investing on TWINO, explained directly by CEO Anastasija Oļeiņika. We also had an interesting talk with Anastasija about where both TWINO and the marketplace lending industry are heading – and without spoiling too much, I think it is safe to say that more and better regulation is the way to go.

Best Platforms

The Best P2P Lending Sites in Europe 2021

Choosing the right P2P lending platform might be harder than it seems. The first problem is the number of available sites: P2P Market Data registers 146 platforms in Europe alone – studying each in detail before you decide is not something most investors are up for. Here’s a list of the best P2P lending platforms out there.

P2P Lending Platforms

Raizers Review

Raizers is a regulated French real estate crowdfunding platform with a proven track record and a steady and solid growth since its launch in 2014. It offers a limited number of lending and equity deals with, so far, zero definitive loss rate and a more than decent ROI.

Alternative Investment Platforms

Interview with Mintos CEO – Martins Sulte

In this interview, we ask CEO Martins Sulte how Mintos is handling the Covid-19 pandemic, what Mintos does to minimise the investors’ risk, his views on the alternative investment industry, and much more. The interview also offers an interesting insight into the future of Mintos, which, among others, involves a Mintos debit card, new investment products, and regulation.

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