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Peer to Peer Lending
NEO Finance Review
NEO Finance is the largest Lithuanian P2P lending platform. It has an excellent track record and some unique features that make it an appealing choice for many investors. It has however, not reached the investment volume of many bigger players.
Jan Bednorz   •   February 14th, 2021
The Monthly P2P Funding Report in January 2021 by P2PMarketData
Markets
The Monthly Funding Report January 2021
What happened last month in P2P finance and crowdfunding? We take a look at numbers reported to P2PMarketData in January 2021 and dive deeper into this month’s special focus: the (under)performance of Polish P2P lending sites.
Jan Bednorz   •   February 10th, 2021
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
Real Estate Crowdfunding Returns - how much can you earn?
This article will show you six real estate crowdfunding return project characteristics and how much you can earn from real estate crowdfunding by taking you through the key findings of the most recent real estate crowdfunding returns study.
Adrian Lee   •   February 9th, 2021
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Raising funds
Real Estate Crowdfunding
The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding: Everything You Need to Know
What are the benefits for real estate developers and investors? How does real estate crowdfunding work. Here is the ultimate guide about real estate crowdfunding for both beginners and experts!
Jonas Schmidt   •   February 8th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
What is Balance Sheet Lending? How is it different from typical P2P Lending?
In balance sheet lending (also called portfolio lending), the platform entity provides a loan directly to a consumer or business borrower. The loan is on the platforms balance sheet. The loan process is direct, like working with a bank.
Jonas Schmidt   •   February 2nd, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
What Are Secondary Markets in P2P Lending? Why Should You Use Them?
Secondary markets in peer-to-peer lending are marketplaces that allow you to buy and sell already funded loans after the repayment period has begun. Lenders use it to exit loans early. Investors use it to allocate or earn a return from re-selling.
Jonas Schmidt   •   February 2nd, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
MyConstant Review
MyConstant is a crypto lending platform that allows you to lend in various cryptocurrencies from Bitcoin to stablecoins or fiat. You can earn returns using the liquidity pool with instant withdrawal or the flexible p2p crypto lending option.
Stu Lustman   •   January 29th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Viainvest Review
Viainvest is a platform that brings together loans from VIA SMS Group’s loan originators based in six European countries. We examine if it stands out compared to other platforms based on a similar p2p lending model.
Jan Bednorz   •   January 27th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
EvoEstate Interview with Co-founder Gustas Germanavicius
In this article, we talk with Gustas Germanavičius, Co-founder of EvoEstate, about his views on the real estate crowdfunding industry, what you can expect as an investor, and what the future brings for this real estate crowdfunding aggregator.
Jonas Schmidt   •   January 20th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Debitum Network Review
Debitum Network is a P2P lending platform that specialises in small business financing. It offers relatively high returns and extraordinary diligence and safety measures. Here we take a closer look at its unique business model.
Jan Bednorz   •   January 19th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
What is Buyback Guarantee in P2P Lending?
In Peer-to-Peer lending, a buyback guarantee is a contract between the lender and the loan originator. Its purpose is to protect lenders against borrower defaults and reckless behavior. The loans is safety for investors, but does it work?
Jonas Schmidt   •   January 18th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
How to Choose the Right P2P Lending Platform
There are dozens of P2P lending platforms out there. From large marketplaces offering a wide range of investments to niche, highly specialised firms; from well-established brands to ‘rising stars’ to (fortunately infrequent) scams. What is good?
Jan Bednorz   •   January 15th, 2021