Understanding Differences Between Different Loan Types

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Greetings and welcome to our second post in the series of #VIAINVESTtips! This time we will take a closer look at different loan types that we have listed on VIAINVEST, and while we’re at it, let’s also take a look at different features of these loans. Continue reading Understanding Differences Between Different Loan Types

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Four Budgeting Techniques for All Pockets and Personalities

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Do you have healthy spending and saving habits? Or are your expenses soaring out of control?

A recent U.S. Bank study revealed that a mere 41 percent of Americans plan their spending (this is a bit better than the results of a 2013 Gallup poll where only 32 percent of American households stuck to a budget). This is despite all of us knowing that budgeting is a key aspect to being able to effectively control our financial situation. Continue reading Four Budgeting Techniques for All Pockets and Personalities

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Top Fintech Events in Q2 2019

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Whoa! Only a few weeks left until the end of the first quarter of this year with spring finally in sight – which means it’s time to fill up our schedules with awesome fintech events coming up in Q2. Just like every year, this period is particularly stacked up with high quality fintech events and it’s certainly not an easy task to pick the best ones. Here we have selected some of the events that we believe are the ones worth considering.  Continue reading Top Fintech Events in Q2 2019

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A Selection of Newsletters for Fintech Enthusiasts

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We all feel overwhelmed with all those pieces of information that we keep on receiving every day, don’t we? Endless Twitter and LinkedIn feeds, all those podcasts, some interviews, the funding news with new unicorns appearing everywhere, and so on. There’s a lot of great content that you can find, of course, but sometimes it becomes a bit too much to digest. That’s why subscribing to a couple of well-selected newsletters is still one of the best ways to keep up to date about the things that you are really interested in. Here we have listed top five fintech newsletters that we think are worth subscribing to. Continue reading A Selection of Newsletters for Fintech Enthusiasts

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Absolutely Anyone Can Learn Personal Finance Management

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There’s no question that Millennials are struggling more financially than generations past. Not only are today’s salaries and wages not keeping up with inflation, but young adults are stepping out of college and university with a whopping average debt of $37,000! Many have less than $2,500 banked for emergencies, and fewer Millennials are asking for a raise compared to those from the Baby Boomer generation (37 percent versus 48 percent).

The reason why today’s young adults may not be as successful with their finances is because they simply weren’t taught how to make and manage their money. Continue reading Absolutely Anyone Can Learn Personal Finance Management

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Fintech Investments Jump to a New Annual Record

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When talking about investments into fintech startups and SMEs, it is becoming almost normal to have new record figures to look at every now and then. According to a report just released by CB Insights, in 2018 a total of $39.57B were raised by VC-backed companies, making it the best year ever registered, with an impressive 120% increase on the previous one, largely supported by the expansion in the number of the mega rounds of more than $100M each. Continue reading Fintech Investments Jump to a New Annual Record

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Making the most out of your auto invest

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Hey guys! We’re starting a new series of blog posts with #VIAINVESTtips. With the first article in this series we’re aiming to help you improve the efficiency of your auto invest portfolio. Read on to make sure you have your investment funds on track.  

So, you’ve been using auto invest feature and you’ve probably been wondering – why not all of your available funds are invested?  Or maybe, for some reason you haven’t tried this feature yet, and you’re just eager to understand how the auto invest function works? We have put together a list of a few practical tips to help you get the best out of your auto invest! Continue reading Making the most out of your auto invest

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What Does the Future Hold for P2P Lending in Europe?

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As we’ve covered in our recent posts on the subject, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is considered a power that swept through the European financial sector and will continue to do so if it is able to remain relevant. In this post, we’ll look at all the things that currently and could possibly in the future impact the sustainability of P2P lending in Europe. Continue reading What Does the Future Hold for P2P Lending in Europe?

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Where P2P Lending Is in Europe Now and What to Expect in 2019

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is roughly a decade old, and it not only disrupted the financial services sector after the global financial crises, but has paved the way forward when it comes to investing and borrowing money.

In Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) is still the largest P2P player and the birthplace thereof. The rest of Europe is fast catching up and the number of platforms has sharply increased with returns far exceeding that of stock markets and fixed-term deposits. Continue reading Where P2P Lending Is in Europe Now and What to Expect in 2019

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History of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending in Europe

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending is essentially the result of the financial crisis of 2008 where banks were folding due to the subprime mortgage defaults and capital was drying up. The world’s economies literally came to a standstill and it was difficult to do business.

People and businesses were starting to get frustrated and it didn’t take long for someone to see an opportunity. The World Wide Web made it possible to bring people and businesses together in ways that were never possible before. Continue reading History of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending in Europe

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