Comparing Peer to Peer Loan Types

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Investors in peer to peer lending are not always aware of the types of loans they are investing in on different platforms. Often, investors trust the platform – Viainvest, Zopa, Twino, etc. – rather than make a conscious choice over the types of borrowers they lend to. This article breaks down the different types of loans typically offered on peer to peer lending sites. Continue reading Comparing Peer to Peer Loan Types

Why P2P lending industry needs and wants to be regulated? Example of the United Kingdom

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There are not many industries that would want regulation imposed on them and fewer that would actively lobby for that to be the case, but the peer-to-peer lending industry is certainly an exception.

Why does the peer-to-peer lending industry want to be regulated?  There are several reasons for this, but the foremost was that as peer-to-peer lending was unregulated, it was perceived to be very high risk, a complex financial instrument and open to large-scale fraud.  Peer-to-peer lending was niche and lacked the appeal to lenders who were not sophisticated investors or high net-worth individuals. Continue reading Why P2P lending industry needs and wants to be regulated? Example of the United Kingdom

How to plan your budget: tips on managing personal finances

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Small changes in how we plan our monthly budget can make a huge difference to our long-term financial health, and ultimately can give us the financial freedom to live the life we want. In this article, we’ll talk through getting to grips with your current income and spending and how to build a successful budget. Continue reading How to plan your budget: tips on managing personal finances

Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jelena Bulmane, Product Development Manager

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You couldn’t want VIAINVEST to be developed by even more experienced professional than Jelena – with more than 10 years experience in banking and consumer lending, Jelena is now leading VIAINVEST product development process as well as managing other significant business projects within the VIA SMS Group. Jelena is always making sure you get the most satisfying investment experience and that your suggestions make their way to our to-do list! Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Jelena Bulmane, Product Development Manager

Brexit and P2P lending market: what to expect?

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After 40 years of a sometimes rocky relationship, one party has announced they are leaving and lawyers have been instructed to make the arrangements for separating everything from the family silver to the credit card bills.  This isn’t some celebrity divorce but Brexit.  The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, and after triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is likely to have completed the divorce by March 2019.  So what effect will this have on peer-to-peer lending? Continue reading Brexit and P2P lending market: what to expect?

An Overview of the European P2P Lending Market

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The European peer-to-peer lending market has grown exponentially over the past few years. For investors based on the continent and looking to make investments in EUR there’s a great variety of options, but many find it difficult to know where to start. When you look at the European market as a whole, certain regional clusters of expertise appear to have begun to take shape. Continue reading An Overview of the European P2P Lending Market

How to invest wisely? 4 tips from Eduards Lapkovskis, CEO of VIAINVEST

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Long term financial stability is becoming a more prominent concern, especially in the circumstances of rapid financial growth. The boom of fintech has unfolded neverending investment and saving opportunities, all you need to do is to choose wisely. We asked Eduards Lapkovskis, CEO of the peer-to-peer lending platform VIAINVEST to share 4 quick tips on how to be smart about your financial decisions. Continue reading How to invest wisely? 4 tips from Eduards Lapkovskis, CEO of VIAINVEST

Meet the VIAINVEST team: Mark Krasovickis, Marketing Director

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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. Continue reading Meet the VIAINVEST team: Mark Krasovickis, Marketing Director