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Do You Really Need an Emergency Fund?

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Yes, you really do. It can’t be overstated: having an emergency fund is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Before you think about investing or putting your money at risk, you would be wise to ensure your security with an emergency fund in the case of an extraordinary event. Think you…

Investing from outside the EEA

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If you live in a country outside the European Economic Area, you may be wondering if you are eligible to invest with Bondora. In general, we do not provide investment services for residents outside the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK. But, with every rule, there can be exceptions. If you reside in an approved country…

September: Spanish Origination Market Relaunched

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Investors will be thrilled to know that we’ve relaunched the Spanish origination market in September. Thank you for being patient with us as we ensured that we’re 100% ready to relaunch and go bigger than ever in Spain. In August, Bondora saw a trend-reversal in originations, but originations were back to their growing ways in…

How the Biggest Fintechs Got to Where They Are Today

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Fintech giants aren’t born overnight. They require years of blood, sweat, and tears from their founders to incubate an idea and turn it into a reality. The biggest fintech companies of this decade began as big ideas; a better way to transact across borders, easier commerce for mobile and digital payments, and simpler digital banking…

What to do if you don’t receive the SMS PIN-code

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Receiving the SMS PIN-code in a timely manner is critical to withdraw money and manage your account. It can be a frustrating experience when you don’t receive it, or it’s delayed. But don’t worry. There are a number of ways to troubleshoot the problem. Here’s a guide for what to do if you don’t receive…

Secondary Market Transactions Soared in August

Market & Pricing

The Bondora Secondary Market had a complete trend reversal in August. There was an astronomical 107.9% growth compared to July. This equates to a total of €338,235 being transacted on the Secondary Market. The most significant growth factor, by far, was a 1,139.3% increase in Portfolio Manager transactions, which totaled €51,978. API transactions also increased…

Diverse Investment Growth Despite Go & Grow Decline

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After five consecutive months of growth for investments on Bondora, there was a slight decline in the amount of capital invested on the platform in August. In total, €11,340,100 was invested in Bondora products in August, a small 2.5% decline from July. However, the only product category to see a decline in investment was Go…

We’re hiring!

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In August, we celebrated a milestone, reaching 170,000 investors! As more people choose Bondora as their investment platform, our team must continue to grow to provide our customers with quality investment products and top-notch service. We have several open roles, and we are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. Here are summaries for…

Investments Stabilize at over €11M in August

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In August, a total of €11,340,100 was invested on Bondora. This is the first month that we’ve seen a decline (-2.5%) after 5 months of continuous growth. Exactly one year ago in August 2020, we also saw a dip in investments. We can only speculate what the reason is for this anomaly in August, but…

You’re in luck! 🍀 Meet Karen Danielyan: Bondora Superstar #13

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In some cultures, the number 13 represents assured growth. Here at Bondora, we don’t leave our growth to chance, but support it with data. Lots and lots of data. This month, we’re getting to know Karen Danielyan, one of our Data Scientists and our 13th Bondora Superstar. This blog series highlights Bondorians’ passion for what…

5 Tech Trends That Will Revolutionize Our Near Future

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Technology has come so far in the past couple of years. Things we didn’t think would be possible in the year 2000 are now the norm. And things we can’t even think of today might be commonplace in 10 years. The rate at which technology is advancing is faster than ever before, facilitating new and…