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

The Monthly P2P Funding Report in November 2020 by P2PMarketData
International Funding Volumes November 2020
The Monthly Funding Report is tracking the monthly funding amounts of real estate crowdfunding, peer-to-peer & online marketplace lending platforms. Is the market increasing or decreasing? A report based on numbers reported to P2PMarketData.
Martin Christensen   •   December 15th, 2020
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Startup investing
The Best Startup Crowdfunding Investment Sites in Europe
There’s something special about investing in start-ups. Who doesn’t want to be that early investor, making a fortune as this garage-based company grows to become a globally known unicorn? Here are the best startup investment sites in Europe.
Jan Bednorz   •   December 11th, 2020
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The History of Crowdfunding
The history of crowdfunding goes back to 1200 when crowds financed shipping ventures, but the game changed with the internet. Crowdfunding as we know is a recent innovation but the history tells the story: Crowdfunding is here to stay.
Jan Bednorz   •   December 1st, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crypto Lending
How We Review Platforms
On P2PMarketData we publish unbiased, trustworthy platform reviews. This means that the content of the review and the opinions expressed about the given platform are our own and not influenced by potential payment received from advertisers.
Jonas Schmidt   •   November 21st, 2020
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
The Best Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites in Europe
Real Estate Crowdfunding is a great new way to invest in commercial and residential real estate. It requires much less capital than buying a rental property, at the same time offering better diversification and less fuss with property management.
Jan Bednorz   •   November 19th, 2020
The monthly funding report October 2020 by P2PMarketData
International Funding Volumes October 2020
The Monthly Funding Report covers the development of alternative financing throughout the world by tracking crowdfunding investments, peer-to-peer & online lending platforms funding amounts month-by-month.
Martin Christensen   •   November 15th, 2020
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
Understanding Collateral in Real Estate Crowdfunding
This article helps you understand real estate collateral. There is a difference between secured vs. unsecured loans. There’s also a degree of confusion: are unsecured loans really so scary? Are secured loans totally safe?
Jan Bednorz   •   November 3rd, 2020
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Real Estate Crowdfunding
Investment Types in Real Estate Crowdfunding
In real estate crowdfunding there are different investment types largely changing the risk and return ratios of projects. In this article we go through the capital stack layers of securitization and the differences in syndicated and direct debt.
Jan Bednorz   •   October 21st, 2020
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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
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