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How to spring-clean your finances – Bondora (Video)

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Click here for the German video. Hi there! Springtime is officially here! As the weather starts to warm up, it’s a great opportunity to freshen up your home and tackle any outstanding tasks. While washing windows and dusting baseboards may be on your list, it’s important not to overlook your financial health too. Here are…

Bondora Investments Continue to Grow

Market & Pricing

It was another month of growth for investments in Bondora. All told, €7,707,127 was invested on the Bondora platform in March, compared to €6,462,732 a month ago. This represents a solid 19.3% growth rate month-over-month. It’s also the highest value of investments we’ve had in 2021 thus far – indicating constant growth. All product categories…

Manual Transactions Lead Secondary Market Activity

Market & Pricing

The Bondora Secondary Market transactions fell for the second consecutive month, down by 8.4% from February to €269,831. While total Secondary Market transactions dropped, there was a slight increase in Manual transactions, which totaled €186,824 in March. This brought the total share of Manual transactions to 69.2%—up from 63.2% in February. Portfolio Manager transactions were…

P2P Finance Association definition of default rates

Collection & Recovery

On June 18th P2P Finance Association announced that their members will be using a standard way to calculate default rates to help consumers compare the performance of the portfolios on different platforms. In short, the new standards consider a loan default when it has been overdue for at least 120 days. You can read more…

What happens if a loan defaults?

Collection & Recovery

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) guidelines consider that a loan defaults after any portion of the loan is not repaid after 120 days following the original loan repayment date. We have a more conservative approach and consider a loan defaulted when a borrower has missed a scheduled payment by more than 60 days (or, in other…

What is default rate and recovery rate?

Collection & Recovery

Today we are writing about the default rate and the recovery rate of the defaulted loans. How is the default rate calculated? Some of you have asked us different questions about the default rate. In order to answer them, we first need to give a definition of the default rate. In our case, a loan…

How to set up a portfolio manager?

Collection & Recovery

If you are new to Bondora, it may be unclear how to set up your first portfolio manager. Should there be more than one portfolio manager? What criteria should you select? What does “portfolio limit” mean? Today we will explain what to look for when setting up your portfolio manager and start your automated investments….

Risk diversification and loan offer limits for investors

Platform Overview

Low diversification leads to higher risks Loan diversification, as mentioned before, is one of the main investment strategies in peer-lending to reduce investment risks. Even though it is possible to invest manually without any limits, it is always recommended to diversify between a number of loans, making small investments into each. For example: if you…

Bondora is now regulated by the FCA

Bondora

We are happy to announce that Bondora has now received a peer-to-peer lending license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA-supervised peer-to-peer lending license is the only license available in Europe, which subjects peer-lenders to regulatory oversight. Bondora is one of a few peer-lenders currently operating under such license. The interim license increases…

isePankur has rebranded as Bondora

Bondora

We are glad to welcome you at Bondora, a new international trademark for isePankur. isePankur’s rapid development in the past 5 years left no room for the brand to accommodate our cross-border expansion. Like isePankur, Bondora continues to be a platform where you can invest into loans, previously accessible to banks and large financial institutions…

Recovery rates for different debt-to-income levels

Collection & Recovery

Some of the investors have enquired about the differences in recovery rates for different levels of debt-to-income. To explore this topic, we took a look at different timeframes (2011, 2012, 2013) and  discovered a tendency for no visible negative affect of the DTI level on recovery rates.* The chart below shows all recoveries and re-performing…