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Cyprus peer-to-peer lending market and platforms
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Cyprus
The Cypriot Market for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cyprus had a total funding volume of €56.6 million in 2018, up from €10,000 in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   August 23rd, 2020
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Crowdfunding
Starting Your Own Crowdfunding Platform
Are you interested in starting your own crowdfunding platform? This article goes through all the most important factors and gives you a complete overview of what it takes to start your own crowdfunding website so you can help funding new projects.
Jan Bednorz   •   August 21st, 2020
The Monthly Funding Report in July 2020 by P2PMarketData
Markets
International Funding Volumes July 2020
This is the first funding volume report published by P2P Market Data and in the future a new post will be published on a monthly basis as we receive fresh monthly funding data from all the platforms.
Jonas Schmidt   •   August 20th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
The History of P2P Lending
Online P2P lending began in 2005 with the launch of Zopa in the UK. Back then “shady”, or "niche" at best, was eagerly used words to describe the sector. Fifteen years on, people lend and borrow billions. Here is the history of P2P Lending.
Jan Bednorz   •   August 14th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Real Estate Crowdfunding
CrowdProperty Review
CrowdProperty is a large P2P Real Estate Lending service in the United Kingdom. With both residential and commercial property, this platform offers high quality UK property loans secured by collateral, to all investors with a UK bank account.
Martin Christensen   •   August 6th, 2020
Poland Peer-to-Peer lending market and platforms
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Poland
The Polish Market for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Poland had a total funding volume of €297.6 million in 2018, up from €158.3 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   August 4th, 2020
Portugal peer-to-peer lending platforms and market
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Portugal
The Portuguese Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Portugal had a total funding volume of €14.8 million in 2018, up from €8.3 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 31st, 2020
Slovakia peer-to-peer lending platforms and market
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in Slovakia
The Slovak Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Slovakia had a total funding volume of €20.3 million in 2018, up from €10.2 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 30th, 2020
Image of a man getting a P2P Business Loan in the UK
Raising funds
How to Get a P2P Loan for Your UK Business
How to get a loan for your UK business through peer-to-peer lending. P2P loans are a nice alternative to traditional bank lending with faster response time and potential ambassador building capabilities. Thorough guide on getting a P2P Loan in UK.
Jan Bednorz   •   July 28th, 2020
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Peer to Peer Lending
Top 30 P2P Lending Portfolios
The biggest and best displayed P2P Lending & Crowd investment portfolios by displayed online for everyone to follow. You will find portfolios from the most famous bloggers in the world within the area of Peer-to-Peer investing!
Martin Christensen   •   July 28th, 2020
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Money transfers
Wise Review
Wise (former TransferWise) is an international money transfer provider widely known for its fair exchange rates and low fees. Since its beginning in 2011, the company has seen massive growth, and is now one of the most popular online banks in EU.
Martin Christensen   •   July 17th, 2020
Czechia Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms and market
Markets
Peer to Peer Lending
P2P Lending in the Czech Republic
The Czech Market for Crowdfunding According to data from the latest report by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the Czech Republic had a total funding volume of €51.5 million in 2018, up from €26.5 million in 2017.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 15th, 2020