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Product Updates: Shifting to 100% Hands-off Investing


January is a time of reflection. And when we look back at the history of investing at Bondora, it’s no surprise that there’s always been one main driver behind everything we do: you, our investors. You guide us on how best to help you grow your wealth.  Back in 2008, investing with us looked very…

2022 Q4: Go & Grow Portfolio Review


Do you want to know more about how Go & Grow works? Are you curious to know more about the underlying portfolio? Well, then, this portfolio review article is perfect for you. We’ll take a closer look at the Go & Grow 2022 Q4 portfolio distribution, the percentage division amongst loan ratings, and more interesting…

Money Talks: 8 Wealth-related Terms You Should Know

Finance Tips

Do you feel overwhelmed by financial terms? Do you want to educate yourself and understand your finances better? Great! Here are eight wealth-related terms you should know to help boost your financial and investment knowledge. Term 1: Inflation Inflation is a price increase that translates into a decrease in consumers’ purchasing power. That’s because as…

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


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


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


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…