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What is a Recession?

Finance Tips

During the first half of 2022, fears of a recession seized headlines in Europe and the rest of the world. No one can predict the future, although many economists forecast an impending European recession. We often hear the word recession being thrown around casually, rarely with regard to what it means and why it is…

Explained: Secured vs. Unsecured Loans

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Here at Bondora, we offer unsecured personal loans to our borrowers. And you may be wondering what an unsecured loan means. Keep watching to find out. A secured loan is a loan backed by collateral. The most common types of secured loans are mortgages and car loans, and in these instances, the collateral is the…

July 2022: Over €1M Recovered

Collection & Recovery

After a slow June, our collection and recovery figures rebounded as anticipated. The number of recovered loans, as well as the total cash recovered, increased. The total recovered cash also climbed to exceed €1 million once again! Read more: The count of loans grew by 0.5% to 79,395 loans in July. And the cash total…

Bondora Rating profitable since inception

Market & Pricing

Here at Bondora we are committed to providing our investors the information they need for investing on our platform. We hope that this performance update helps to further understand the returns that you get from investing on Bondora. KEY TAKEAWAYS All countries have been profitable since introduction of Bondora Rating in January 2015 Returns in…

How will Brexit influence marketplace lending?

Finance Tips

The UK has voted to leave the EU. The media is buzzing about how the recent vote will change everything. We asked CEO of Bondora, Pärtel Tomberg, to comment on the recent outcome. The UK is the #1 marketplace lending market in Europe today. Pärtel – how do you see Brexit influencing the marketplace lending…

Monthly Loan origination summary – May 2016

Market & Pricing

Dear, readers. We are kicking off with different monthly summaries here on the Bondora marketplace lending blog. First up is our loan origination overview for month ending May 31, 2016 and soon will be followed by portfolio performance overview and recoveries. In May 2016 we processed €46,628,230 worth of loan applications, out of which we approved €4,814,045…

Investor talk with Tobias Mende

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Software engineer Tobias Mende spends his free time writing finance blog Der Finanzfisch where he covers topics like investment, personal development, productivity, financial education and marketplace lending. What is keeping you up at night? Spending time with friends or thinking about some difficult computer science problems. I am not that kind of person who worries…

Books worth reading this summer

Finance Tips

It’s officially the season of summer reading. We asked peer-to-peer lending advocates Kristi Saare and Tauri Alas from Investeerimisraadio to reveal their favorites – books they simply loved and that made them think in new ways. Here are their top six recommendations. KRISTI SAARE is an English & economics teacher with a passion for investing. Her…

How reinvesting affects your peer-to-peer lending portfolio

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Investors know that there is no silver bullet to build a profitable investment portfolio. What works for one person may not suit another – our investment goals, assets and attitude to risk mean that designing your own investment strategy is a very personal choice. However, building a personal investment portfolio should be treated as a…

Introducing custom filters and columns

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The new custom columns and filters give you better control of your investments on Bondora. Investors are now able to personalize how they see the Primary Market, Secondary Market and Investments page. This is achieved with the option to select a range of filters and columns that fit the investor and hide all the unnecessary…

Investor talk with Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen

Bondora Heroes

Dutch lawyer Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen has good insight into the peer-to-peer lending industry as he advises numerous clients and international platforms on a great variety of legal questions in this industry. Furthermore, he has been an active investor for many years now. What is keeping you up at night? Actually not too much. The first…

Video: Preview of our investor website

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Last week we introduced a new design for our investor website www.bondora.com with improved usability that visually focuses on presenting data even better. The biggest difference compared to the previous design is the wide screen view implementation which has been requested by our investors. In this preview video we are exploring the website and show…