Crowdlending and P2P lending articles

About crowdlending

Crowdlending, Peer-to-peer lending, P2P lending, is the way of lending money to individuals or businesses through online websites that link lenders with borrowers. Since crowdlending companies offering these services generally operate online, they can have lower OPEX and provide the service at a lower cost that usual banks. This is why lenders can earcn bigger return on investment (ROI), while borrowers can borrow money at lower interest rates. There is still the risk of the borrower defaulting on the loans taken out from a p2p lending platform. (source)

When crowdlending started

Crowdlending started in United Kingdom back in 2005. The first company to start this service was Zopa. After 2014, many other companies have launched and registered at the Financial Conduct Authority.

Crowdlending platforms to invest

Crowdlending platforms are online based-websites that link borrowers and lenders (investors). Some loans can be secured with Buyback guarantee systems that some platforms warranty with a special fund they same for this purpose.

Interest rates of these investments go from 6 to 20% depending on the risk of the investment. Payments of interests are often done on a monthly basis.

Lending platforms make their revenue through fees collected from borrower and sometimes, but less often, from the investors.

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Growth of the market

Compared to other crowdfunding techniques, crowdlending is the form which saw the strongest growth in Europe in 2015. Amounts investment increased by 130% compared to the year before, reaching 8.2 million according to the 2016. This really big and promising increase can be explained by the launch of new investment platforms providing help to SMEs.

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