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 in a sizable way, up to €148,949, a 169.4% increase from July. As a result, API transactions overtook Manual transactions as the most-used investment product on the Secondary Market. Manual transactions also were higher on the month, up 33.0%.
Investors opted to pay a premium for Bondora current loans on the Secondary Market. There was a 35.5% increase in premium current loan transactions and a 546.6% increase in transactions at par value.
Transactions of overdue loans were higher in August, but not as significant as the overall increase in Secondary Market transactions. A total of €24,007 in overdue loans was transacted—a 23.9% increase month-over-month. The biggest increase came from transactions at par value, which was higher by 141.4% to €12,743.
A total of €17,124 defaulted loans was transacted in August, up by 22.6% from July. Interestingly, investors transacted €2,414 for defaulted loans at a premium, an enormous 1,311.7% increase from the previous month.
Investors charged back to the Secondary Market
The Bondora Secondary Market had experienced a steady decline in transactions for several months as investors gravitated toward the steady and hands-off investing of Go & Grow. However, August saw a complete trend reversal, with a 107.9% increase in total Secondary Market transactions. At €148,949, API transactions were the most popular. Meanwhile, Portfolio Manager transactions increased by 1,139.3%, leading to the revival of the Secondary Market.
Remember, investors should not seek higher returns from buying and selling loans on the Bondora Secondary Market.
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