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

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Peer to Peer Lending
Are P2P Lending ETFs and Funds 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
Markets
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
The Monthly Funding Report in August 2020 by P2PMarketData
Markets
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
Cyprus peer-to-peer lending market and platforms
Peer to Peer Lending
Markets
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
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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