€20M issued and 21.5% return earned on mature investments

Today we are speaking about Bondora portfolio returns and introducing the changes, requested by the investment community. Please scroll down for more information. New Bondora milestones We are happy to announce that Bondora has reached 2 new milestones: 20 million EUR issued in loans to borrowers 2.6 million EUR paid out in interest to investors … Continue reading “€20M issued and 21.5% return earned on mature investments”

P2P Finance Association definition of default rates

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 … Continue reading “P2P Finance Association definition of default rates”

What happens if a loan defaults?

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 … Continue reading “What happens if a loan defaults?”

What is default rate and recovery rate?

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 … Continue reading “What is default rate and recovery rate?”

How to set up a portfolio manager?

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. … Continue reading “How to set up a portfolio manager?”

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 … Continue reading “Risk diversification and loan offer limits for investors”

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 … Continue reading “Bondora is now regulated by the FCA”

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 … Continue reading “isePankur has rebranded as Bondora”

Recovery rates for different debt-to-income levels

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 … Continue reading “Recovery rates for different debt-to-income levels”