Vietnam: an Untapped Pool of Consumer Lending Opportunities

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The global situation in 2020 has pulled everyone out of their comfort zone and predictions about economic growth have become more difficult to make. Risks need to be evaluated with a different mindset because despite uncertainty, there will always be opportunities no matter the situation.

This article will evaluate the case of Vietnam as prospective market for consumer lenders. We will look at the economic picture, consumer behavior, and political forces that aim to support and shape the consumer lending industry as a viable investment consideration. Continue reading Vietnam: an Untapped Pool of Consumer Lending Opportunities

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Saving Money During the Pandemic: Utopia or Reality?

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With wages down and unemployment sky-high, socking away extra cash might seem like a catch 22. In the UK, the number of Brits to file for unemployment in April soared 70% to nearly 2.1 million, reflecting the largest increase in history. People are working fewer hours, and the government has had to swoop in with wage subsidies for millions of jobs, furloughs that are set to begin dwindling in August.  According to Ernst & Young partner in Baltic States Guntars Krols, no European economy has gone unscathed from the COVID-19-fueled economic crisis. Were it not for government subsidies in Latvia, the unemployment rate would be much worse than it is.  Continue reading Saving Money During the Pandemic: Utopia or Reality?

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Which Investments Have the Best Returns?

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The idea of making money while you sleep doesn’t have to be a dream. With the right investment strategy, it can be your reality with your hard-earned money constantly generating greater wealth for you with moderate to high returns.

The question most investors have is, where should I invest? Which investments are going to have the best returns for me now and in the future? Continue reading Which Investments Have the Best Returns?

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Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

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Even if you have a 9-5 job, you may be wondering how to think outside of the box to create multiple income streams. You’re not alone, as many people are wondering where to invest money to get monthly income. In fact, there’s even a name for it — passive income — and it could make the difference between pursuing your dreams and remaining stuck at your day job for the rest of your career.

The beauty of passive income is that it keeps working for you even when you are not working for it, like peer-to-peer investments. On the other hand, don’t let the “passive” in passive income fool you, either. There are some investments that will command more legwork than others, such as purchasing real estate as a rental property. After a while, you might be able to kick back but it probably won’t happen overnight. Continue reading Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

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Fintech – Europe’s Largest Investment Category

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European startups operating in the financial technology field are currently the ones getting the largest share of venture capital investment, taking a 20% of the total – a substantial percentage that is higher than in Asia and the US. This is a conclusion we can come to when looking at the report released last week by Dealroom and Finch Capital, titled “The State of European Fintech, 2019 edition”, where fintech market is analyzed by taking in consideration the evolution that’s been occurring over the past six years. Continue reading Fintech – Europe’s Largest Investment Category

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Gaining Control of Your Finances

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Both the expected and unexpected can cause our finances to spiral out of control. To earn money and then spend a bit more than anticipated on a trip, an unexpected emergency, or a health issue can throw even the best laid financial plans to the wind.

As hopeless as it may feel as we sink further into debt, there are several routes that won’t only take you out of debt, but help you grow your wealth. Continue reading Gaining Control of Your Finances

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Fintech Trends to Watch Right Now

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This is the kind of post that you’d expect to see at the end of the year or at the beginning of January, but things tend to change very fast in fintech. Its structural trends are unfolding at a pace that is not showing any signs of slowing down, wherever you might look – from investments and evaluations to new startups, attempting to disrupt the incumbents and get new market shares. Let’s get to the point and explore what are the latest market-shaking trends in fintech at the moment!

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Exploring the Many Different Types of FinTech

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The word “fintech” (financial technology) is a broad term which describes many different categories of the financial technology market. What one person may describe as “fintech” could be completely different from the next, making it difficult for inexperienced individuals to fully grasp what it is. Continue reading Exploring the Many Different Types of FinTech

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Top Fintech Events of Q4 2019

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Here we go again, the last quarter of the year is just a few weeks away, and these are usually some of the most intense months of the year. What you will find in this post, is our selection of some of the fintech events that we think are worth checking out. Do the planning part now, so you can relax later. Continue reading Top Fintech Events of Q4 2019

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How to Find the Best P2P Lending Platform

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This guest blog post was prepared by Lars Wrobbel. He is our long-term investor who has seen VIAINVEST evolve since the very beginning, and has stayed with us up until this moment. Lars happens to be a great P2P enthusiast and certainly an opinion leader, he also manages a huge community of German investors under the name of Passives Einkommen mit P2P Krediten. Over the last couple of years Lars has gained invaluable investment experience, so we asked him to share some of the most important lessons he has learnt, and here’s what he had to say. Continue reading How to Find the Best P2P Lending Platform

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