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Originations Continue to Increase for the 6th Consecutive Month

Market & Pricing

The originations keep on rolling in 2021! In June, originations totaled €11,036,285—a 5.9% growth rate when compared to May. This is the sixth consecutive month that Bondora originations continue to increase. This consistent growth is in line with our vision for the future, on the road to 1 billion. Country breakdown The share of originations…

How to change your password

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Keeping track of passwords can be tough, especially if you have multiple accounts, each with a different password. So, if you enter the wrong password when trying to log in to your Bondora account, you will receive the error message “Username and password did not match.” But don’t worry! If you need to change it,…

5 Tax-friendly Countries You’ll Want to Move to ASAP

Finance Tips

Did you know that for most individuals around the world, the biggest yearly expense is taxes? Sure, some tax payments make sense, as they go to funding public services like schools, roads, hospitals, and infrastructure. However, you might live in one of the countries where taxes are extremely high and take away earnings from your…

What are SPACs, and why have they become so popular?

Finance Tips

In the world of startups and venture capital, the ultimate goal for many founders is to eventually grow so large to be listed on a public stock exchange via an initial public offering (IPO). While that goal is still present, there is another onramp to the public markets that were previously less used but are…

A recap of our videos in June 2021

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In case you have missed out on our weekly videos this month, here’s a recap for you. We gave a walk-through on how to buy and sell loans on the Secondary market. We also gave some tips on what to consider when you want to choose an investment platform and lastly, we explained Go &…

🙋‍♂️Your Top 5 Questions in June – Answered!

Bondora

Hi there, I’m Temiloluwa from Bondora’s Investor Relations team. Every month, we round up all the most-asked questions we received from investors in one blog post. You can find all the answers to these top questions right here. It’s just another way we provide first-class customer service. Let’s go through the top 5 questions we received…

2021 Return Rates Zoom Past Targets

Market & Pricing

Investment returns on Bondora originations showed signs of positive growth in May. The return rate for 2021 was higher this month than in April. This is a great sign for investors as we move into the summer months. As always, country-specific performance charts are broken down by the number of loan issuances over the given…

Grab Your Paddle! Meet Andres Kuusk: Bondora Superstar 11(-0)

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This month, you’ve met your match! Introducing Andres Kuusk, Head of Credit Risk and our 11th Bondora Superstar. Andres is the office’s table tennis champion (hence the 11-0 score in the title 🏓), a data geek, and so much more. Our Bondora Superstars blog series showcases Bondorians’ passion for what they do, their personal investment…

Go & Grow account values explained – Bondora (Video)

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Click here for the German or Estonian video. Hi there, Viewers, and welcome to another video from Bondora! Today we’ll explain how we calculate the values displayed in your Go & Grow account. Keep watching to learn more. If you’ve made a withdrawal from your Go & Grow account, you may have noticed that the…

🔥🥳💐 Happy Midsummer!

Bondora

Midsummers’s Day (jaanipäev) on June 24 and jaanilaupäev before it, are the most important holidays on the Estonian calendar. For those who don’t know, it’s just after the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day in the year. In Estonia there’s almost 19 hours of daylight on Jaanipäev! To celebrate all the sunshine, we light…

🦄 The New Fintech Unicorns of 2021

Finance Tips

The fintech industry continues to make major strides in disrupting traditional financial markets. Fintech startups like PayPal, Stripe, and Venmo all started by bootstrapping their ideas and turning themselves into significant players in the global economy. These startup companies that have grown to over $1 billion in valuation are known as unicorns because they are…

Cash Recoveries Continue to Climb

Collection & Recovery

May was another month of growth for Bondora recoveries. While the cumulative cashflow dropped slightly, the total number of recoveries increased compared to April. All told, there were 70,729 missed payment recoveries by Bondora in May. This is a slight 1.1% increase from April. Bailiff recoveries continue to drive Bondora recoveries, up 1.6% from last…