You would definitely recognize this guy on the street – round shaped glasses and a manly beard are his trademarks. Meet Mark Krasovickis, Marketing Director of VIAINVEST and VIA SMS Group. With his interest for marketing sparking at IBM and moving onwards to working for consumer lending companies in the UK, Mark has joined VIA SMS Group to make one of the leading alternative finance companies in Europe to be heard and recognized. Let’s find out what are his thoughts on VIAINVEST and what else he does except being heads and heels in for marketing.
What did you do before joining VIA SMS Group?
I have graduated from the University of Birmingham and while still being a student I started my career by interning at IBM. Before VIA SMS Group I was working for our daughter firm, VIA SMS UK, which since then has been sold off and rebranded.
What did first months after the launch of VIAINVEST bring?
They brought perspective. You quickly come to realize how open investors are to review and try out alternative investment opportunities to the more traditional options out there. Having acknowledged this it becomes imperative that we not only cater to this demand but also set an example for a market standard in the work we do with our clients.
How do you spend your free time?
Nothing is better than spending time with my family and walking the dog after a busy day in the office.
For many of us, the first introduction we had to peer to peer lending went something along these lines:
“Traditionally we all used banks. Banks lent money to consumers and small businesses at a high rate of interest. They used money from savers, paying them a much lower rate of interest. Banks made large profits on the spread between these two rates. Peer to peer lending connects lenders and borrowers directly so they both have a better rate.” Continue reading P2P Lending & The Lender/Borrower Spread
The Baltic region, which consists of the three countries in northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, namely Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, has seen its fintech scene grow significantly in the past few years.
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When it comes to where in the world P2P lending platforms make the most loans, the answer is the US. Its combination of size, an appetite for borrowing, and seeking new credit solutions are among the reasons why.
Yet many of the fastest growing platforms are in Europe.
We’re going to take a look at 2016 loan volumes in the US and across Europe. Continue reading P2P Lending Volumes in USA and Europe
VIAINVEST is proud to introduce Kristine – our Investor Support Specialist that made the magic happen and added few important skills to Investor Support team. It’s been already a month since Kristine joined the team and VIAINVEST welcomes investors to reach out to us in German. Es gibt kein Problem, das nicht gelöst werden kann! Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Kristine Akimova, Investor Support Specialist
Spain is a big market for VIA SMS Group and represents a great deal of loans listed on VIAINVEST. The economics of each country where we lend are important to us and our investors so we are looking at the economic prospects in each of markets where loans listed on VIAINVEST are originated. Continue reading Why You Should Invest in Spanish Loans: Economic Prospects for 2017
Diversification – this is a word used often in the investments world and it’s based on the idea that you shouldn’t put all your risk into one investment. ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, right? Continue reading Peer to Peer Lending as an Investment
It’s said that starting to invest at a young age is one of the key preconditions of building wealth. We all know that it’s good to start saving and investing early, but how much of a difference does it make in practice? Continue reading Managing personal finances: benefits of early investing
The Czech Republic represents a great deal of the market for borrowers on VIAINVEST. The economics of the country are important to us to see that the environment remains healthy for borrowing and that Czech borrowers can maintain their high repayment rate over time. Continue reading Why You Should Invest in Czech Republic Loans: Economic Prospects for 2017
When you log in to your VIAINVEST account, on the top along with the Account and Settings headers there is a header called Statement, which you can see here in yellow.
This page gives you a full review of every transaction in your account including your manual invested and automatically invested funds so you can track your performance. Continue reading Use the Statement Page To Monitor Your Investments!