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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending Explained: Business Models, Definitions & Statistics
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending is a type of debt-based crowdfunding facilitated by online P2P lending platforms that connect borrowers and lenders by circumventing conventional loan processes, requirements, and intermediaries.
Jonas Schmidt   •   October 17th, 2020
The Monthly Funding Report in September 2020 by P2PMarketData
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International Funding Volumes September 2020
This is the September Funding Volume Report published by P2P Market Data. We publish a new funding volume report on a monthly basis as we receive fresh monthly data from all the platforms listed on the site.
Martin Christensen   •   October 15th, 2020
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. Rental Property Investing
Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. Rental Property investing. Should you manage your own properties by yourself or is it better to buy it with a crowd and have someone else managing it? In this article we evaluate the pros and cons of both sides.
Jan Bednorz   •   October 15th, 2020
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. REITs
Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. REITs. Is it better to buy a financial product such as a Real Estate Investment Trust or should you co-invest together with a crowd in real estate? We look into the main advantages and disadvantages of both investments.
Jan Bednorz   •   October 12th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Are P2P Lending Funds and ETFs Worth the Investment?
P2P Lending ETFs and funds have been come more popular as the market gains traction. Is it worth investing in funds that use peer to peer lending or should you simply invest yourself? The answer is not as obvious as it might seem.
Jan Bednorz   •   September 29th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending vs. Bonds: Which Is the Better Investment?
P2P Lending vs. Bonds. Should you invest in individual loans and basically create your own sort of bond or is it better to buy a bulk of loans through a traditional bond investment product? We look into the pros and cons of bonds and P2P Lending.
Jan Bednorz   •   September 22nd, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
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P2P Lending in Croatia
The Croatian Market for Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCFA) on the global market of alternative finance and the Best P2P Lending Platforms in Croatia.
Jonas Schmidt   •   September 21st, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending vs. Stocks: What Should You Choose?
Peer-to-Peer Lending vs. Stocks. What is the difference and can it complement each other? P2P Lending provides a fixed steady cashflow while stocks provide capital gains. Is one better than the other and how is the risk compared? Find out here.
Jan Bednorz   •   September 20th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
LendSecured Review
LendSecured is a real estate crowdlending platform which solely provides investment opportunities that are backed by collateral. All investment projects on the platform come with a low LTV (Loan-to-Value ratio) ranging from 37% – 70%.
Martin Christensen   •   September 18th, 2020
The Monthly Funding Report in August 2020 by P2PMarketData
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International Funding Volumes August 2020
This is the August Funding Volume Report published by P2P Market Data. We publish a new funding volume report on a monthly basis as we receive fresh monthly data from all the platforms listed on the site.
Martin Christensen   •   September 15th, 2020
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Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding Associations: Who are they and what are they doing?
As workers join trade unions to increase their visibility, cooperation and bargaining power, Crowdfunding platforms team up in so-called trade associations (TAs, also known as industry trade groups, sector associations or industry bodies).
Jan Bednorz   •   September 8th, 2020
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Crowdfunding
What is Litigation Crowdfunding?
Not a long time ago, crowdfunding was a niche associated mostly with local charities or struggling rock bands. Today it is possible to crowdfund a court case through litigation crowdfunding. But how exactly does litigation crowdfunding work?
Jan Bednorz   •   September 2nd, 2020